The beach at Brander’s Pond is one of our favourites and every year we visit at least once. This year few of the cottagers have returned to the area and we were the only people on the beach. Non resident cottagers haven’t been granted entry to the island yet due to the Corona virus.
The pond empties into the Gulf of St Lawrence and the water is crystal clear.
Nearby ducks played in the pond though I couldn’t get a good photo.
The sea stack along the shoreline is one of the attractions of this area.
Our visit in August of last year resulted in one of my favourite photos of the year.
The white atop the sea stack is guano of the Double-crested Cormorants who enjoy sunning themselves there. They haven’t returned to the stack yet this year though there were plenty flying along the coastline while we had lunch and watched the fishing boats.
The sea stack has eroded over the last three years though not as much as I expected. The shoreline has taken a bigger hit you can see.
The beach is pristine, with the exception of some fishing gear which washes ashore every year. The red sand and sandstone cliffs are in sharp contrast to the sea. Looking closely at the cliffs,
one can see the layers of sand deposited and hardened over time which are easily eroded.
The view up the beach draws us onward.
The reality of the pandemic is light years away for a few hours.