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Sunday, 9 June 2019

New London Lighthouse

Every spring we visit the New London Lighthouse. It is one of my favourite lighthouses and my husband and I enjoy watching the fishing boats pass by close to shore. We always take visitors to this area to see the lighthouse, beach and boats.


We were late in spring and late in the day for our first visit this year so the fishing boats were already in port for the day. 


The red sand beach was almost deserted. 





A senior was flying a kite 





and another couple walked up the beach towards us.


It was low tide and the expanse of red sand beach invited us to walk its length. Since we’d had a walk already and it was late in the afternoon, we didn’t go far, but examined the driftwood 





and discovered a fish in the sand.





Off shore, cormorants and seagulls stood on the remains of an old structure in the channel. The old wood, bleached by sun and salt and assaulted by high seas and ice, still stands in spite of all nature throws at it.





The old lighthouse survived another winter too. It stands between the dunes and a stand of bulrushes. The Red-winged blackbirds, male and female, were busy, making their presence known with their melodies. The old sentinel is ready for summer visitors.





We’ll go back another time to see the boats as they return home to French River.








19 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Tourists should be showing up pretty soon!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Looks like a lovely beach and lighthouse. I love the gulls and cormorants. Looks like a great day to be there, walking on the beach and flying kites.
The last view is beautiful. Great series of photos. Wishing you a happy day and a great new week!

William Kendall said...

It looks like that was a peaceful day!

photowannabe said...

Your photos and your prose are lovely.
That lighthouse is my favorite but that expanse of beach photo is really wonderful too.

Silver in AZ said...

absolutely lovely area. You are so blessed.

Anvilcloud said...

It's a nice one, and, yes, do go back.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Beautiful scenes. Do go back and get lots of pictures to share here. I love seeing these scenes, so unfamiliar to me here on the prairies.

bill burke said...

A lovely area and beautiful views. I love the last photo, it could be a postcard.

Elephant's Child said...

What a beautiful, beautiful area. I can see (exactly) why you return and why you take visitors.
Loved the creative fish on the sand, the weathered wood, the whole deal...
Many, many thanks.

Linda d said...

It’s time for the crowds. Looks quite lovely.

Debbie said...

it's a great looking lighthouse, i like the shape!! also the last picture (your header) is awesome, there is something about that picture that i really love!!!

Laurel Wood said...

I loved the photos. Such a pretty place to visit.

Shammickite said...

I'd love to we walking along this beach. Such pretty landscapes. But don't you miss the rocks of Newfoundland?

Celia said...

Lovely little lighthouse. I am so missing the sand and beach. It's so cool to find something like that little rock fish design left behind. Makes me think of all the people out wandering and exercising their imaginations.

Rhodesia said...

I like the fish in the sand, someone must have had fun. Hope all is well Diane

DJan said...

Another fine outing. I suspect that fish in the sand was placed there by someone. :-)

Barbara said...

Marie, I have never been in a lighthouse or really even seen one up close. The Gulf Coast of Texas and even the parts of Florida I've seen don't have them. It would be interesting to see one and know the history of all it has seen.

John's Island said...

Hello Marie, Your photo of the New London Lighthouse is great. I take it that the light is still in operation. It looks to be in excellent condition. And, of course, I love that last photo at French River. I am curious if there is much large ship traffic out in the Gulf of St Lawrence. I'll bet the cruise ships can be seen on their way to Quebec City. Thanks for sharing your blog and have a fine weekend ahead. John

jenny_o said...

Someone did a great job creating that "rockfish"!