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Monday, 15 April 2019

The first for 2019

The temperature hovered near zero with some wind. After several mornings of snow recently and the long winter confinement, my husband and I were anxious to go for a drive, a walk and a picnic. We headed to Ferndale to take some photos and find a sheltered place to have our first picnic for 2019.


The old dirt road to the lighthouse at Seacow Head in Fernwood was soft and muddy so we walked rather than drove past the summer cottages to the lighthouse.





There is an unobstructed view of the Confederation Bridge from this area 





and the red sandstone cliffs stand above the rolling sea.





This area is exposed and required our best winter gear to protect us against the wind and cold. 





We walked around the Head and took some photos. Walking into the wind on the way back to the car was invigorating.


We drove out of Fernwood and into Chelton where we looked for a sheltered spot to have lunch. In cottage country, we found a lane to nowhere and parked. We set up our table and two camp chairs as the sun warmed our faces and the trees protected us from the wind. 


Our simple fare of crusty bread, eggs, cheese and olives was perfect with black tea. We savoured every bite and relished the start of another picnic season. If good health continues, the next six months will bring many such occasions. 


My kind of perfect!

23 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello,
Looks like a lovely day for a picnic. The food and scenery sounds great. Love the lighthouse. Enjoy your day! Wishing you a great new week ahead!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You are a hardy pair!

DJan said...

It does look perfect to me, too. I love looking at the bridge and the open water. Thanks for sharing your walk and day with me. :-)

Linda said...

I just watched a video on your Confederation Bridge. Pretty cool.

Debbie said...

everything looks so pretty, not cold like you mentioned!! the picnic food sounds delicious, i like picking at foods like that!!

i hope it warms up soon!!

Rhodesia said...

That bridge is amazing and what a great photo. I had to look it up for all the extra info! Enjoy your week Diane

Mage said...

Oh, you are such a delight....enjoy indeed.

bill burke said...

Looks perfect for a walk and a picnic. Wonderful photos, Marie.

Elephant's Child said...

How wonderful. The first picnic (of many) must sing of Spring to you.
Thank you for sharing the beauty.

Tim said...

Fernwood Marie?

Marie Smith said...

Thanks, Tim!

William Kendall said...

Your second to last of these is my favourite shot.

Joanne Noragon said...

And it's nice to have this sort of pictures back!

Barbara said...

I love that red dirt and I love being outside but I don't know how well I would hold up in a picnic in that kind of cold. Tough old birds, you two.

Ratty said...

That's a beautiful looking place, and a very long bridge. I like bridges a lot.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

In those temperatures I'd have a very hurried picnic I think. The scenery looks wonderful however and that's some bridge you have there!

baili said...

i envy you dear Marie for your delightful walks with your dear Husband :)))

i really waiting for time when hubby retires and we move to area where we can walk together (still 7 years to go) if life sticks :)

i absolutely LOVED the views you shared and specially the bridge is sooo compelling !

i am sure our kind Lord will bless you so many more occasions to celebrate life as beautifully !
hugs!

Anvilcloud said...

We haven't had an outdoor picnic yet, but taking coffee to the river while we remained sitting in the car has been pleasant.

Retired Knitter said...

I can't remember the last time I went on a picnic.

jenny_o said...

"Invigorating" - I know that, it's code for "froze our faces off" - at least that's what it means here :)

Yay for outdoor picnics! Yours sounds lovely.

Laurel Wood said...

Such gorgeous scenery. Sounds like a lovely time.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A walk on a day like that is my idea of heaven too Marie ✨

PerthDailyPhoto said...

P.s. love the view of the lighthouse 💙