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Monday, 14 September 2020

Rice Point

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.


28 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

What a treat to see the seals. I don't know anything about them. I assume they migrate for the winter.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How lucky to see the seals Marie, and so many! I hope they are there sunning themselves when you visit with the grandchildren πŸ’œ

DJan said...

It's a beautiful place. I would love to walk along that beach at low tide, too. Those are huge seals! :-)

Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

I'm glad you got to see the seals! That is such a beautiful beach. I think one of my favorite shots is the one of the wave shapes in the sand. That is so intriguing! Happy Wednesday :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a cute little honey shack! I saw a seal once in Vancouver Harbour.

Celia said...

I can almost smell the salt air. What a beautiful place.

Ruth Hiebert said...

WOnderful post. To see the seals is special. I also love the patterns in the sand.

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Another beautiful part of where you live!!!!

Love the idea of tidal pools...

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bill burke said...

What a beautiful place and to see seals just lounging around is priceless.

William Kendall said...

The seals look quite relaxed.

photowannabe said...

Delightful. I'm glad you got to see the seals and explore a new place. Your Grands are going to love it.
Sue

Elephant's Child said...

What an amazing and beautiful place. The seals are a bonus. A BIG bonus.
Thank you.

Joanne Noragon said...

The trail of the back flow of the water is intriguing! I hope your tell us when you learn about it.

Rose said...

What a great place to visit...I would love seeing the seals! And I LOVE the designs in the sand. that first is a great quilting design. I liked seeing the glimpse of the surrounding area.

Red said...

The seals look like they could be the young of the year.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,
What a beautiful beach, lovely views! The seals are so cute, they look very relaxed. The wildflower honey is delicious! The patterns in the sand look neat. The gull found a bit to eat. Great series. Take care, enjoy your day!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

It is so precious to be able to look out and see those seals. The Lake Ontario shoreline holds many attractions, but seals will never be one of them.

Helen said...

So glad you found them, Marie. It is lovely for me to return through your lens. Yesterday we were walking on our pure white, soft sand and watching the waves roll in. Such a contrast to the red sands of PEI, equally beautiful in its own way.

The Padre said...

What A Cool Little Road Stand And Who Doesn't Love Local Field Fresh Honey - We Have Canyons Out Here With Sandstone Showcasing These Same Wavy Patterns - Looking Forward To The Next Adventure To Rice Point With The Little Ones In Tow

Cheers

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Margaret said...

I think your photos of the seals are excellent. The sand design is incredible. Nature is such gifted artist!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful photos. I love the sculptured sand!

Catarina said...

A great place to visit! And revisit!

Glenda Beall said...

Your photos took me to the beach where I walked on the sand with you. Thank you for taking me to your home and for sharing the seal photos. I have only seen seals once and that was in California many years ago. Such interesting creatures. Thank you for sharing them.

baili said...

how sweet of blogger friend who shared information of area with you Marie

i wonder why it is called rice point ,probably rice are produced in farms near

you managed to share seal image which i am happy about as i think only geographic channel has clue of places where seals live :)

i am intrigued by sand pattern ,so pretty and amazing

Tanza Erlambang said...

honey sold by vendor usually fresh....love it.
seals are interesting animal...great shots.

Mage said...

We have flocks of seals here, and I like going out to see them on the sands. Yours are delightful so far out to sea.

judee said...

How exciting to actually see the seals! What a beautiful beach too.