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Monday, 30 April 2018

Covehead

Spring activities are in full swing here. Barbecues, walks, hikes, picnics are on-going now any day the weather permits. On our most recent excursion, we went northeast to the National Park. We drove along the Gulf Shore Parkway, with sand dunes on one side and marsh land or ponds on the other and stopped at Covehead.


A lighthouse set in the sand dunes at Covehead




guides boats in and out of Covehead Harbour. Nearby a bridge allows the boats access to the Gulf of St. Lawrence.





The bridge has a pedestrian walkway on either side and a barrier with a sign, discouraging people from jumping or diving from the bridge. 





It overlooks the wharf where everything is ready for today, when lobster traps are set for the season.




The beach on the other side of the dunes has seaweed mounds, sand drifts accumulated on pieces of seaweed thrown ashore over the winter.





We have our picnic below the lighthouse in front of the dunes. The empty beach and sea stretch before us. Our homemade fare is perfect with switchel, unsweetened black tea. While there, tourists, speaking an unknown language, arrive to walk the beach and take photos by the lighthouse. As we watch, we feel lucky we can come here any time to enjoy the scenery and the lifestyle.








30 comments:

  1. An excursion with a lighthouse in it must be a good thing.

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  2. Yes, you are very fortunate to live on PEI. I've grown to love it through your posts, too. And I'm even looking forward to the beginning of the fishing season. :-)

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  3. Yes, your everyday reality is the tourists' exotic vacation!

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  4. Lovely spot to have a picnic. Have a good week, Diane

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  5. Such a lovely lighthouse. I enjoy your walks/excursions and all the gorgeous places you visit. We only visit the "high tourist" areas near us when we know the crowds are at a minimum. Like you, it is interesting to "people watch/listen" as we have so many visitors from around the world to visit the north Georgia mountains.

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    1. I would love to visit that area, Mildred.

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  6. Always learning something new here Marie, now I know what switchel is ☺ you found the perfect spot!

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  7. Love the lighthouse, it is beautiful. When you see the tourists, you must be thankful that you live there and don't have to leave. I always find contentment in that thought.

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  8. Oh how beautiful.
    Thank you for expanding my horizons in such a beautiful way.

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    1. I always enjoy the glimpses you give me of your area, EC.

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    1. The sun wasn’t necessary that day, Catarina.

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  10. my favorite...beaches, boats and lighthouses!!! beautiful images!!

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    1. I always enjoy the beach scenes you show me, Debbie.

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  11. The lighthouse photos should be postcards!

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  12. Ahhhh . . . sand and sea. Even though I mind the heat terribly, sandy beaches always have good memories.

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