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Wednesday, 28 August 2019

The Shore

The golden grand-dog loves Tignish Shore. The area has a beautiful beach which is almost deserted on weekdays. Georgie ran in and out of the surf as much as she wanted, 




in an place shared with terns, gulls and Northern gannets a distance offshore. The warm late summer day in this place was perfect for a walk.





Gannets were visible offshore when we pulled into the parking lot. The huge birds don’t nest on Prince Edward Island but sometimes, like this day, can be seen offshore diving for fish. They dive from various heights into the water with a splash, later to resurface. We watched for a long time and I took photos which stretched the limits of my camera. 




The path to this pristine beach is lined with wildflowers. 





Further along, pieces of green and white seaweed, flowers of the sea, are spread around the beach. 





I met a local woman and mentioned the cleanliness of the beaches on the island. She said the beach walkers in this area clean the beach every spring. The most common items they find are fishers’ gloves which wash overboard and come ashore on this beach. 

Seagulls and terns occupied the far side of the beach past the stream which flows from an inland pond. Georgie didn’t harass the birds but they didn’t like us getting within a certain distance. They were quite a sight when they lifted and floated on the breeze as their voices filled the air as well.





We will return to this beach with Georgie to enjoy the surf and the solitude before it gets too cold.


Question and answer:


Ginnie at http://goldendaze-ginnie.blogspot.com/ commented, “Thanks so much for including us in your wanderings with your husband. Is he a photographer too?”


My husband was always interested in photography. For years, he was the one documenting the family history in photographs. Now he has a camera with various lenses but he often uses a tiny point and shoot during our outings. He enjoys time with the grand-dog more than photography so he takes care of her while I take photos.

22 comments:

DJan said...

Such a beautiful beach. And I too enjoy watching Georgie having so much fun in the surf. :-)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Georgie is a lucky grand dog Marie. So nice to see this beautifully clean beach. We do a similar thing here ✨

Linda said...

Do you ever pinch yourself that you get to live among such loveliness?

Debbie said...

i really love your beaches....and seeing georgie in the water!!

awesome captures of the seagulls and terns!!!

bill burke said...

The beach is a beauty and it's great that people keep it clean. Georgie has a wonderful life with you taking her out exploring the beach, trails or wherever you go, she probably expects it when she visits. :)

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I wonder what it is that makes dogs so fond of the seaside, as far as I know their wild dog ancestors had no preference for the coast. Glad to hear the beach is kept clean; it's amazing how much stuff washes in on every tide.

William Kendall said...

A lovely beach!

Georgie is a happy girl.

photowannabe said...

That pristine beach is so inviting.
I love the idea that the locals take the responsibility of keeping it clean.
It's going to be another 100F+ day today...maybe that's why your photos are particularly inviting to me...(:0)
Your Grand-dog looks like she is having the time of her life.

Anvilcloud said...

Little cameras have their uses. I do take one sometimes.

Elephant's Child said...

The gorgeous golden grand dog has most excellent taste. What an absolutely gorgeous place. And photographs. And thank you so much for sharing some of its incredible beauty.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Lovely scenes. My camera and I would enjoy a walk in a setting like that.

Laurel Wood said...

So pretty and Georgie looks so happy.

Joanne Noragon said...

PEI is not large, but you keep taking new pictures. A wizard.

Tomoko said...

It is so good to see Georgie enjoying the beach.
Happy dog!

Mage said...

I have an old point and shoot that I take every where. So glad you have so much fun with your walks. We were on an inner city sidewalk last night and there was a baby seagull. People from a cafe were feeding it, and we warned them that it wouldn't go away. It wouldn't live on french fries either. I was wondering how it mislaid it's mother too.

natalia20041989 said...

Oh,how I wish to live near the beach!☺

Ginnie said...

Talk about the Life of Riley!!! Georgie knows she's one lucky dog. I couldn't help but think, along with everything else, how fun it would be to make a collection of all the fishers’ gloves found washed up on shore. Am I weird or what! :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Georgie is so cute. Love the beach, tern and gulls and the Gannets diving. Pretty scenes and photos from the beach. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead!

Lea said...

Wow! Beautiful photos!
Have a wonderful day!

Catarina said...

A gorgeous place to spend some time... walking, running... : )

Lowcarb team member said...

A beautiful beach, lovely photographs you've shared.

All the best Jan

Barbara said...

I'll bet Georgie slept good that night. I always sleep so relaxed after a day walking the beach.