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Friday, 23 March 2018

Sights along the coast

On the first full day of spring, the bright sun drew us out of the house. The bonus was the lack of wind on this glorious spring day. My husband and I decided to drive along the western shore in the Evangeline region, just west of Summerside. 


There was much to see this day. We stopped at Linkletter Park again and walked along the shoreline. The ice hadn’t changed from the previous day but it was pleasant to walk there without the bitterly cold wind. It will be a few months before anyone is on these monkey bars.





A pair of huge ravens inspected their domain, as the two invading humans paused to observe them.





They spoke back and forth with their characteristic, “Cawwww.” 





They surmised we were no threat to anything in the park.


As we drove along the coast, we stopped periodically to take photographs. This unusual man and pig ornament sat atop a gate to the driveway at the side of a property. It is an unusual piece of folk art in this area.





All along the road, you are never too far from the sea. The cottages, houses and sheds or barns, stood out against the backdrop of the ice covered sea. In this photo, behind the shed, a wee bit of open water is visible.





It gives us hope.

The gazebo overlooks an area where people dig for clams in season. 





There is a sand bar exposed at low tide, making it easy to see the clam holes. You would never know this from the look of the area now.


One fenced yard next to a house had numerous old wheels and pieces of farm equipment on display. 





There is open water in the background here as well.


We returned home energized and enthusiastic for the days ahead. We could have taken a picnic this day and sat by the ocean with a mug of tea. It was pleasant enough and would have been invigorating after the long winter. If only the Nor‘easters were finished for this year!

37 comments:

DJan said...

I do hope the Nor'easters are done for the year. It's been a cruel and difficult winter for so many on the East Coast. I love the raven pictures; they are a favorite of mine. :-)

Rhodesia said...

Love the man on the pig, what fun. It still looks very chilly there to me, hopefully spring will soon change all of that. Have a fab weekend Diane

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love the idea of sitting and enjoying a steaming hot coffee looking out over a view like this Marie.. it seems such a long time since I've worn a coat and scarf, can't wait 😊

Celia said...

I admire the hearty souls who chose to live here before central heat and power on this ruggedly beautiful coast.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful this time of year!

Old Man Winter isn't done yet, and Spring is much too polite to give him a kick in the hindquarters.

The Happy Whisk said...

I love that first one. So cool looking.

Joanne Noragon said...

No open water to look over here, and too chilly for me for that cup of tea outside, but things definitely are looking up.

Barbara said...

The monkey bars and it's shadow reminds me of a drying thingy for baseball hats. Funny the things we see.

Debbie said...

beautiful things to see along the way. the wheel picture was my favorite, that's a real beauty!!!

bill burke said...

Beautiful views, Marie. I enjoy them all.

Elephant's Child said...

Bright and beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing the wonder (and the joy). I hope that Spring moves in quickly and those winds retreat.

Anonymous said...

Such lovely photos from your trip. I enjoyed each one.

Ratty said...

I lived along the Detroit River most of my life, and I still can't imagine living near so much water.

Anvilcloud said...

That barn has a good outlook on the world.

Shammickite said...

How pleasant to go for a nice walk along the shore. There has been a cold wind blowing here for a couple of weeks it seems, and it makes walking something I really don't want to do!!!

Marie Smith said...

I love ravens too, Jan. They are so smart!

Marie Smith said...

It wasn’t windy that day, so not cold by our standards, Diane.

Marie Smith said...

We can’t wait to go again on a windless sunny day and have a picnic, PDP.

Marie Smith said...

Imagine how hard the people worked to cut wood in addition to everything else they had to do, Celia.

Marie Smith said...

It looks so cold but that day was lovely, William.

Marie Smith said...

It won’t be long now, Joanne. Enjoy your vacation!

Marie Smith said...

Lol. It does look like a hat form, Barbara!

Marie Smith said...

I love that photo too, Debbie.

Marie Smith said...

The ice as a backdrop that day was so pretty, Bill.

Marie Smith said...

I hope so too, EC!

Marie Smith said...

Thank you, Mildred.

Marie Smith said...

You are a landlubber, Ratty.

Marie Smith said...

It does indeed, AC. I love the setting!

Marie Smith said...

It is bitterly cold here again today, Shammi. Only a short walk for me too!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

What a beautiful day for walking together along the shoreline, and seeing all the beautiful sights. It was spring here yesterday, and winter today! Hoping that spring prevails next week :)

Marie Smith said...

Spring is highly anticipated, that’s for sure, Marilyn.

Angela said...

You had a lovely walk Marie! I like that someone placed a nice folk art on their gate! We had a couple of nice days here but then we just finished with a snow storm yesterday. It wasn't as bad as they predicted. The older people from around here tell me that even in April there are possibilities of storms here. Hope your weather there continues to be lovely!

Jenn said...

Wonderful photos, I like the yellow shed, looks like a little barn.

Marie Smith said...

Wish spring weather would take hold, Angela.

Marie Smith said...

I love the setting with the sea ice behind this shed/barn.

jenny_o said...

Lovely views! The shore in winter is so different from summer but I like it in both seasons. Great shots of those ravens.

orvokki said...

Wonderful views about snow.
Greetings from Finland