The beach house is on an inlet near the mouth of the Hillsborough River, with the capital city, Charlottetown, visible in the distance. A salt marsh and beach separate the house from the brackish water of the estuary.
Our daughter’s family rented the house recently and my husband and I visited. It is a lovely house in a beautiful setting and we spent much of the time with the family on the beach.
The path to the beach goes through a meadow with wildflowers
and Queen Anne had her lace spread about with abandon.
It was low tide
and the Northumberland Strait having already receded, began to rise as we walked with the children and explored the beach. Plenty of shelled animals live below the high tide mark here.
The kids enjoyed playing at the water’s edge and soon discovered they could cover themselves and each other in muddy sand.
Why pay for a mud treatment when you can have this much fun for free?
Nearby a farm extends to the shoreline, reminding us of the connection of land and sea on our island home.
We had a wonderful day with the family and although it was overcast, it didn’t rain. We were lucky to have such a day in a week of miserable weather. If only we could share the rain this summer with western Canada!