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Wednesday, 26 June 2019

A walk in the sand at Cousins Shore

We hadn’t been to a beach recently and decided it was past time for a walk in the sand. We opted for Cousins Shore on the north central coast, about a half hour from home. It was a sunny day with a pleasant breeze keeping the mosquitos at bay, perfect for a walk. The sky had enough cloud to be moody.





Cousins Pond empties into the Gulf of St. Lawrence along this shore 





and a stream from the pond bisects the beach. 





We kept Georgie, the golden grand-dog on lead since several other dogs were off lead and Georgie is always anxious to run and make new friends. She was interested in the lone seagull which periodically waded in the stream. 





By late summer, small shorebirds love this place.


There is a sign warning of a strong undertow along this beach, so it’s not a place for swimming. The stream makes it a great area for kids to play however. Today the sea is rough with the advancing tide and its sound fills the air and the soul.





It looks wild and untamed as it crashes to the gentle shoreline.


The beach has small pieces of weathered driftwood and brown seaweed known as Fucus.





Huge sand dunes line this beach with Marram grass at their base and top.





The red sand beach stretches from deeper red sandstone cliffs east and west.





A few people walk the stretch of sand but this is not a beach frequented by many tourists. 





Soon the cottagers will be here for the summer though and more people will walk here, but not today. For now, the setting, sights, sounds and company make a perfect location for a walk and a picnic. 

Answers to question from a recent post: 


Elephant’s Child at https://myjustsostory.blogspot.com/ asked if it was normal for the basin area where the geese collect to dry up so quickly. The same thing happens every year in this basin. After spring run-off, it holds water. Before long it dries up or is absorbed into the earth below. This year, water lasted longer in the basin due to the amount of rain we’ve had. After a few sunny days though, the area is dry again.


23 comments:

DJan said...

It's a beautiful beach, very solitary and just right for someone like me. I would love to walk there, Marie. Thank you for the lovely pictures. :-)

Shammickite said...

Now I want to go to the beach for the day.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a lovely stretch of beach Marie, it really is nice when you can find a spot that doesn't get inundated with tourists ✨

Rhodesia said...

You are so lucky to see the sea so often, we seldom ever get that far. It would be nice to see some sea birds for a change. Have a great weekend, Diane

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Btw Marie did I mention how much I love your new header shot, it is so gorgeous ✨

Tabor said...

The roar of the ocean across an open area is so humbling, making me realize how powerless mankind may be.

bill burke said...

I love your beach photos, they are grand. i love beaches!

Ruth Hiebert said...

I like the fact that this is a less busy place. That alone would make it attractive to me. Beautiful scenes.

Anvilcloud said...

I find it interesting that cottagers come to an area where you can't swim. Probably good views though, and if you are a certain age ...

William Kendall said...

You've captured the wave action beautifully!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh, that beautiful red sand beach!

Barbara said...

It is surprising the beach is empty but I guess it's not as hot up there as it is here. Looks like a great place for a stroll.

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you so much for answering my question, and for taking us on yet another absolutely delightful walk.

Mage said...

Just lovely. Thanks.

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a nice stretch of beach, I enjoyed seeing your photographs.

All the best Jan

John's Island said...

Hi Marie, Just looked over your last 3 posts. Always enjoy your photos. In Monday's post (June 24) fascinated by photo of tree with fungus damage. Amazing that the tree could still be alive with that much damage. In Tuesday's post (June 25) enjoyed all the geese and goslings. You got some neat shots! The little goslings fascinate me. And they grow up so fast! Wednesday's post (June 26) Wow, thanks for taking us along to the beach. Really enjoyed all the beach photos. If I ever make it to PEI I want to see that beach not frequented by many tourists. It looks like a special place to see. Thanks for sharing all. Hope you have a fine weekend ahead. John

Laurel Wood said...

Such a nice variety of things to enjoy here. I love the grasses and can just imagine the sounds and scents. Have a nice weekend.

Joanne Noragon said...

How interesting to see water streaming across the beach. I suppose that pond must empty somewhere.

Danielle L Zecher said...

Absolutely gorgeous beach pictures! I've never been to a beach with red sand, but it looks really pretty.

Retired Knitter said...

I love a beach with no people! Hard to find in the lower 48 states! At least on the east coast!

Debbie said...

i love the beach...truly my happy place!! beautiful images!!

Angela said...

Oh my goodness it's so beautiful!! One wants just to make the bags and leave for a vacation there. It is a good thing this isn't so full of tourists. Beautiful photos!

Stewart M said...

Walking on a beach is a real pleasure - we will be off to some wild beaches in a while - I am looking forward to it!

Great set of pictures.

Stewart M - (finally back in) Melbourne