It’s been a few years since we walked the boardwalk in North Rustico, a community on the north-central shore of Prince Edward Island, known as The Crick by locals. The area was first settled 6000 years ago by the Aboriginal people. Jacques Cartier, a French explorer, sailed along the coast in 1534. Acadians settled here in 1790 and their descendants still live here today.
A fisherman statue, styled after the Acadian fishermen of the 1920s, stands proudly in the harbour. I wonder what he thinks of the various craft which pass by these days?
The boardwalk along the shore provides views of the harbour and along the way, apple trees and wildflowers line the paths. Brown-eyed Susans smile at us as we mosey along.
The channel through the harbour is busy today with a variety of vessels. Large and small pass near the old wharf as they make their way out of the well protected harbour.
Outside the harbour, the boats navigate the channel through the sand bars which can shift position causing problems for ocean craft. There aren’t any problems today however.
We watch the boats then return along the boardwalk.
There we sit and relax on one of the benches and take in the scene which includes a heron. It looks as peaceful as I feel in this place.