Everything is ready and waiting. Setting day, first day of the lobster season, was planned for April 29th but the wind was prohibitive. It continues to be. Now the earliest day is Thursday. Meanwhile the boats are tied up by the wharfs
and the traps stacked behind them, ready to be loaded on board.
My husband and I visited two ports. At Malpeque, the scene was consistent with other ports around Prince Edward Island. The traps, ropes, buoys and boats all show the work which goes into the preparation for the season.
At French River, a smaller fleet of boats is tied up, waiting for traps to be loaded once the season is a go.
While they are not deep, the boats are wide, able to hold dozens of traps, stacked on each other.
The Knot Inarush and its gear are rearing to go.
On the hill overlooking French River, the scene stretches out before us.
The yellow fields are moments from green, as are the trees, waiting for nature to do her magic. The Knot Inarush is in the left of the photo. It doesn’t matter if we R Inarush for lobster. Nature is in charge.