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Friday, 27 April 2018

Around here

During our excursions this spring, my husband and I have discovered some interesting sights. It is a good thing our rural roads are not busy this time of year as we stop to take pictures on many of them.


This cottage at Tignish Shores is prepared for high seas.





At Northport, an example of recycling at its best caught our attention.





Near Oyster Cove, a hydrant needed some assistance.





When you need a place for your boat, a swing comes in handy.





Last week the trouting season opened so we stopped at the mouth of a river in western Prince Edward Island to watch a group fishing off or through the ice. 





While there, I found a magnetic key case by the side of the road. Unbeknownst to us, it was a geocache. Inside was the sign-in sheet for players. I placed the case in the exact position for a geocacher to locate.





We never know what we will discover around here.

40 comments:

Linda deV said...

Great pictures but I have to admit that the trout fishing one looks like pure hell to me. I cannot fathom that is sport or fun for anyone. But that’s just me.

DJan said...

I laughed at the swing and canoe picture. And I couldn't quite figure out the repurposed something suspended from chains. A child's horse? In any event, it was curious to try to figure it out. :-)

Tabor said...

What a terrific series of finds. All of them worth a post in themselves. Glad the snow is disappearing.

Danielle L Zecher said...

I have to agree with Linda about the fishing spot.

I kind of like the boat storage, though. It works!

Anonymous said...

What unique finds! Love the boat on the swing!
Yesterday, buried deep in our back woods, John unearthed a Coca-cola bottle, still intact! Weird! Have a great day and weekend.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

You have some ingenious and eccentric fellow-islanders, all well recorded in your photos.

Joanne Noragon said...

I hope the pump is just to prime the hydrant! The hat on top is lovely. All that's required in a small town to say "Hands off", I suspect.

William Kendall said...

A couple of unusual swings there!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

People are very inventive!

Mage said...

Why didn't you sign it. :) My friend Paula loved to Geocache.

Anvilcloud said...

I tried a bit of geocaching once, but my GPS didn't seem to be quite accurate enough.

Rhodesia said...

Interesting set of photos. As you say amazing what you can see if one keeps their eyes open. Since I became camera happy, I notice things now that I would not have given the time of day before! Happy weekend Diane

jenny_o said...

A wonderful testament to peoples' ingenuity and to your eagle eye! I am a bit surprised the ice was strong enough for ice fishing this time of year, and that they were fishing trout! We have smelt shacks that set up nearby but they have long since been hauled off the ice.

Debbie said...

sometimes the simplest things make the best pictures!! i love the first one, after super storm sandy so many entire homes in this area have been elevated!!!!

Elephant's Child said...

Love the treasures you find with your open eyes, hearts and minds.

bill burke said...

I love the recycled swing and the canoe sitting atop the other swing. Both are done by creative thinking people.
Have a wonderful weekend, Marie.

Catarina said...

Amazing discoveries !
:)

Ratty said...

These are the kinds of things that make all of this blogging fun. Just getting out and exploring the local area gets even more fun when you're hunting for some interesting blogging material.

Andrea said...

Yes, interesting sights! I like the good use for an old canoe! Andrea

Marie Smith said...

Everywhere we go this time of year people are trouting, Linda. Not my cup of tea but our daughter loves it.

Marie Smith said...

It was a horse made from a tire, Jan. Ingenious really.

Marie Smith said...

It was an interesting spring, Tabor.

Marie Smith said...

Such ice fishing is not for everyone, Danielle.

Marie Smith said...

There are interesting finds if we keep an eye out for them, Mildred.

Marie Smith said...

There are lots of wonderful sights on the island John. They keep us entertained.

Marie Smith said...

I can’t even speculate about the pump, hydrant and hat Joanne.

Marie Smith said...

Inventive people William.

Marie Smith said...

They are indeed, Debra and it entertains us.

Marie Smith said...

We thought of that but decided against it since we had only happened upon it by accident, Mage.

Marie Smith said...

I would find it too limiting, AC.

Marie Smith said...

I so agree, Diane. A camera makes us more observant.

Marie Smith said...

The smelt shacks are long gone here too Jenny.

Marie Smith said...

I can see the need for the elevation, Debbie.

Marie Smith said...

It is fun to look along the back foads EC.

Marie Smith said...

The swings were unusual and creative, Bill.

Marie Smith said...

There is always something interesting around every turn, Catarina.

Marie Smith said...

We enjoy visiting around the province, Ratty.

Marie Smith said...

Brilliant really!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh you learn something everyday when you blog! I had to Google 'geocaching' .. how fascinating.. and you found it without a GPS Marie ☺ Super series of images.

Marie Smith said...

I learn something new every day as well from the bloggers I follow, PDP.