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.