This time of year my husband and I love to walk the beaches of Prince Edward Island. We visit all of our old favourites, like the beach at Brander’s Pond where a stream flows from the pond into the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
The pond meanders its way across the beach making it an area where young children love to play. The beach is pristine, bordered by sandstone cliffs except in the area of the stream. Cottages are visible from the beach though a few are not typical.
It’s too bad this one is so small.
A sea stack on the eastern side of the beach shows evidence of its cormorant residents. They are gone fishing this morning.
The sandstone cliffs show the erosion at sea level, undermining the overhanging cliff side. One can see how the sandstone from above has collapsed to the beach. I would not be brave enough to place a shade tent under that cliff.
The sea stack is a highlight of this beach. From near or far, the stack highlights the shoreline of the province. Up close,
or seen by the adjacent coastline, it stands out. However, my favourite photos show the fields in the background
or the headland in the distance.
Semipalmated plovers dart around the waves which lap the shore. An unusual sight is the chickadee-sized Least sandpiper which walks along the stream as we leave the beach.
Summer at the beach at Brander’s Pond is a natural pleasure.
Question and answer:
Linda at https://abovetheclouds619.blogspot.com/ asked,”Have you and your man always been into nature or is this something you picked up after retirement?”
My husband and I were walkers before we retired. After retirement, before we moved to Prince Edward Island, we often went on hikes in various parts of central Newfoundland where we lived. During one of our most memorable hikes, we had a picnic as the snow fell gently around us.
After we moved to PEI, we continued in that tradition and have come to consider the outings an important part of our lives.