A week ago, we were at Malpeque for Setting Day, the first day of the lobster fishery in Prince Edward Island. However, while the fishers were busy on the water, Cabot Beach nearby was a treasure in itself that morning.
The early morning light alternated between a glow or a shadow as the sun played with the band of clouds. Frost collected in random areas along the beach, a testament to the cold of the early hour.
Evidence of the usual suspects was everywhere as the footprints of the gulls varied from tiny to large.
and sand imitated the wave action.
Between the bands of cloud above the horizon, part of a rainbow showed through, a rare sight indeed.
Remnants of sea life such as clams and crabs were spread over the beach as was abundant seaweed.
At the back of the beach, the Marram grass, which had survived the winter, waited for the sun to work its magic with chlorophyll for another year.
The sand dunes were alive with the sounds of numerous birds of various species. Overhead, Canada geese made their presence known as we walked back to the car. On the edge of the dunes, an osprey, perched atop a utility pole,
waited to go fishing too, having watched the humans depart from the cove nearby.
Nature was astir and and we were fortunate to experience her early morning splendour.