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Monday, 21 May 2018

Exploring Cousin’s Shore

Time for a walk on the beach! The north shore of the island is the first place that comes to mind on such an occasion, so we head out on a sunny day. Though it is 18 degrees C, the wind from the west is high though warm. The golden grand-dog, Georgie is with us. Lunch on the beach is also part of the plan.



                               Georgie smiles during lunch among the dunes


Cousin’s Shore is an area of beach which is bordered on either side by the red sandstone cliffs of Prince Edward Island. Cousin’s Pond empties into the Gulf of St Lawrence along this section of beach. Fishing boats pass by as the fishers ply their trade and head back to ports along the coast.


We are the only people in the area. The cottages along the shoreline are empty this time of year. A colony of seagulls stands facing into the wind at the mouth of the stream from Cousin’s Pond. 





Wind gusts blow around the sand, though not enough to deter us. The wind on the waves sends a spray upward from the shallow water. Swallows play around us, too swift to photograph.


Low tide provides me with the opportunity to explore along the base of the cliffs. 




The sandstone is familiar but this area has never been accessible when we’ve been here before. 





The bank swallows have their nests in the soil layer above the sandstone.





The stone itself is varied in appearance and texture. The layers in the cliff have a story for sure.





This rock surface is at sea level and covered by high tide.





They look like deposits of sand but this configuration at sea level is unusual here.


While I am there, a little visitor comes by to keep me company. It looks like a song sparrow but is much bigger. This beauty stays and watches me for the longest time.






Various coloured fishing buoys sit against the cliffs in this area, having broken from their fishing lines last season and cast ashore over the winter.





The beach draws me back to my companions to continue our walk. Despite the occasional blast of sand, it was a perfect time at Cousin’s Shore.







40 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

It looks like a rand outing indeed.

DJan said...

It does look like it was a wonderful day to be at the beach, sand and wind and all. I enjoyed the monochromatic tone of the rocks in your pictures. :-)

Anonymous said...

A very unique and pretty area. Georgie has the best smile! Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

Catarina said...

Having a beach to yourself is fantastic!!
: )

Barbara said...

I've always thought rock cliffs were so interesting. Love the documentaries where they explain the time each layer was laid. What a fun expedition.

Debbie said...

A pretty area, the rock and stone is beautiful!! Your beaches are much different than ours!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I like your phrase "the golden grand-dog" LOL! And that final photo of the sandstone is magnificent!

jenny_o said...

Such a beautiful area! And a good idea to enjoy it before it gets too hot and crowded, if it's a well-used beach.

Elephant's Child said...

Dramatic and lovely. There is always something special about an empty beach (well any beach, but an empty one is particularly good).

bill burke said...

I love beach walks and yours was brilliant. Georgie enjoys the day at the beach too especially when there is a lunch involved. I was looking at the last photo and saw a face there. It's at the section that sticks out the furthest and half way up. The mouth with lips opened just a bit, a nose and it looks like a cap on the head. :) Maybe you can see it too.

Stewart M said...

I'm surprised that those seats are free! Much better behaved than our cats! Very nice set of pictures.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beach walks are the best Marie. I really enjoy coming on your walks with you, I can tell how much you and your husband love your environment, it shows in both your words and images ✨

Joanne Noragon said...

Beautiful, but a bit too cold for me. Actually, a lot too cold.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful landscapes! Georgie's adorable!

Jenn said...

Oh my! What a beautiful beach and area. I walked on the lake shore where I live last night and it was jammed packed with tourists and garbage. Tourists are fine but it amazes me how they can't walk 5 feet to a garbage can. I would love to have the serene feeling that is in your photos.

Down by the sea said...

That looks beautiful Georgie seems to be telling us how lovely it is! Sarah x

Marie Smith said...

It was gorgeous on that beach AC.

Marie Smith said...

Our sandstone cliffs don’t have much colour other than red Jan

Marie Smith said...

Georgie is our buddy and smiles a lot when she is out with us Mildred.

Marie Smith said...

It is indeed Catarina.

Marie Smith said...

It was so nice to be able to walk the beach again Barbara.

Marie Smith said...

Amazing how different beaches can be Debbie.

Marie Smith said...

The golden grand-dog goes on many excursions with us Debra.

Marie Smith said...

This beach is never too crowded Jenny.

Marie Smith said...

An empty beach makes me feel like we are the only people on the planet EC.

Marie Smith said...

I did see it indeed Bill. I always see faces in the cliffs, as if people have been turned to stone there.

Mage said...

Thank you so much for taking us along with you.

Marie Smith said...

Georgie is not well behaved much of the time but if she wants a treat...

Marie Smith said...

We both love our island home PDP. Thank you.

Marie Smith said...

It is colder than you’d like yet Joanne. It will eventually warm up though.

Marie Smith said...

Georgie is pretty special William.

Marie Smith said...

An empty beach is a special treat for sure Jenn.

Marie Smith said...

Georgie loves the beach Sarah.

ann @ studiohyde said...

What a lovely visit to this beach. I like the red sandstone, it gives everything a pink glow :)

Marie Smith said...

Glad you cam along Mage.

Marie Smith said...

It really does Ann. Your artistic eye sees more than I do.

Tomoko said...

Hello,Marie,
I enjoyed walking on the beach with you!
It is so quiet. The landscape is quite unique and different in colors and shapes from here.
Have a good day.

Marie Smith said...

It is so peaceful Tomoko.

Danielle L Zecher said...

Georgie looks absolutely thrilled! I love how happy dogs are at the beach. That beach is gorgeous. I've never been to a beach with cliffs or rocks, so I enjoyed the pictures. Thanks for sharing them.

Marie Smith said...

You should visit Newfoundland for cliffs and rocks Danielle.