As we go along our way around Prince Edward Island, my husband and I always see interesting or unusual things as we have the last few months.
In August one day along the boardwalk, we looked out to sea at a fishing boat off-shore. Fishing boats and other vessels are a common sight here. However, that day, the top of a cargo vessel appeared in the distance behind the fishing boat but the hull of the ship was never visible. The vessel was a long distance away and I took numerous photos, but the hull never materialized. It was a curious sight.
When we visited the lighthouse at Panmure Head, we saw this mailbox down the road from the lighthouse. The box has a mermaid and a number of symbols of the island such as potatoes, part of a lobster, red sandstone and a lighthouse. Destiny rests on the side of the mailbox and several items we couldn’t identify were on top as well. Does the owner feel that destiny brought her to this island?
There was an Canadian Air Force base at Summerside until 1994. The Royal Canadian Air Force Base was established during the Second World War as a flight training school. Later, during the Cold War, the base was a NATO training site. The airfield is maintained today and the RCAF out of Greenwood, Nova Scotia has Hercules aircraft exercises regularly at the airfield including paratrooper training. It is normal to have Hercules aircraft flying over our neighbourhoods as on this day I was out for a walk.
On the Bonshaw Trails, this flower was high on a tree trunk. My husband and I looked for others wondering if it was a way of marking the trail for some reason. We didn’t see any others so the mystery remains.
On our bicycle ride yesterday, out in the country parked by a house, this old truck has an interesting advertisement. We smiled when we saw it. I wonder if the smiles translate into business?
Sometimes after we have been on a hike, my husband and I will stop at a dairy bar for an ice cream. One of the unusual sights we’ve seen at a dairy bar is a pet rat on a leash which a young couple brought to the service window at the dairy bar. The rat spent time in the man’s hood and went down his neck and came out the bottom of his hoodie. It was an unusual sight for sure.
What is next I wonder?