Cabot Beach Provincial Park has one of our favourite beaches in the province. We visit this area every spring to watch the lobster fishers leave for Setting Day, the first day of the lobster fishery. This past spring the channel from the harbour was being dredged at that time, so my husband and I watched the dredging too.
Now lobster season on the north coast of Prince Edward Island is over so it is quiet on the water today but the channel through the waterway is marked along the margins of the sand bars.
Last summer, the moving sand bars defied the markers and one boat capsized on its way into port, fortunately without injury.
As the tide recedes during the hours we are there, the sand bars become obvious as swimmers venture further from shore in ankle deep water. Seaweed is exposed with the lower tide.
The Marram grass has grown rapidly since April, recovered now from the duress of winter. The grass is on the beach above the high water mark and over the sand dunes.
A walk further down the beach shows how the sand dunes are disappearing along the shoreline of the channel with each storm.
I wonder how long it will be before the small stand of trees disappears into the sea.
At the other end of the beach, one sees the erosion of the cliffs and the beginning of a sea stack or arch. The beach is a study in erosion of a coastline.
Seagulls are busy on a sand bar just off shore. Their seagull chorus is reminiscent of other beaches in other places and times. Many gulls carry seaweed around, possibly for a nest though it is late in the season.
There are not many people on the beach as we take turns walking its length with the golden grand-dog.
She makes friends easily and many ask to pet her which Georgie loves. I swear she smiles at everyone.
The kids play in the sand and dabble in the water as the tide recedes. It is a gorgeous day of island summer life.
Questions and answers:
Ruth at https://ruth-hiebert.blogspot.com/ asked if I had ever dried peonies as she had. While I have dried flowers in the past, I have never dried peonies. It would be a great project however.