We visit the Argyle Shore on the south central coast of Prince Edward Island several times a year. Canoe Cove, along that shore, is where we buy wildflower honey from our favourite vendor at his roadside stand.
However, we’d never visited Rice Point until one day last week. We were hunting seals.
I recently posted a photo of a seal, the first I’d ever seen around the island though my husband and I always watch for them. Helen, a blogger from Brisbane, Australia, see below, told me where she saw seals with her family when she visited here. Sure enough, there were seals at Rice Point at low tide, just like Helen said. Thank you, Helen! Here.
The beach reminds me of Canoe Cove just up the road where the tidal pools at low tide are of great interest to our grandchildren.
Here, at Rice Point, offshore on a small, barely exposed sand bar, I saw shapes which could have been rocks.
I recognized the familiar shape of cormorants along one part of the sand bar too.
I walked as far as I could and sure enough, the shapes were seals of various shades of grey and black and various sizes though all were big. Had I been prepared to wade in the water, I could have taken closer and had better photos. Another time.
The sand itself has wave induced shapes which I find intriguing too. How does ebb and flow create these?
Also, the sand was full of holes made by shelled animals.
Our grandchildren would love to dig here.
The beach, though not a huge one, is a beauty.
It sits between two points of land in a shallow cove.
The countryside around is farmland and residential.
Gulls walked around the tidal pools, the ocean’s remnants easy picking for the scavengers.
We will visit Rice Point again and bring the grandchildren but it may not be until next summer.