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Thursday, 25 February 2021

Winter visit

Every winter we like to visit some of the wharfs in Prince Edward Island in the quiet of winter. Recently we visited French River which is the subject of the header of this blog. 





The area is quiet this time of year. The inlet is frozen finally due to the colder temperatures in the last few weeks.





I take the photos of the wharf from the lookout above the area.





Beginning in April every year, boats are tied up at the wharf. Now some are high and dry behind the fishing shacks.





The slipway is frozen and the lift is tied in place, each waiting for the time when the fishers return with their boats for another season.





The fishing shacks are larger than many we see around the coast here. 





Despite the large shacks, stacks of lobster pots line the wharf.





In another month or so, the wharf will be a hub of activity again as the fishers prepare their gear and return their boats to the water when the ice is gone. 


It can’t happen soon enough.

32 comments:

Boud said...

Beautiful post. I don't follow the comment about the lobster pots. What's the connection with the size of the fishing shacks?

Martha said...

It's so beautiful there! I hope you'll start seeing some signs of spring soon, and now I'm craving lobster - yum!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I've been to French River! It was in the summer though.

The Padre said...

What A Beautiful Wharf - I Do Believe That I Will Play Some Grateful Dead While Doing My Chores Today - Already Singing Wharf Rat - Enjoy Your Weekend

Cheers

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Even for someone like me, who has no interest in fishing, such harbours are always a source of fascination - and many pictures.

Rhodesia said...

Wow, it looks so cold there still. The car reading here yesterday was 20C but I am sure that everything is going to get confused as the cold is sure to return. I have seen frosts here in May so this is a very odd February.
Keep well Diane

Elephant's Child said...

I so enjoy your posts and the beauty (at every season) that they capture. I hope that spring finds her way to you soon, but am very grateful that you shared the season that you are very, very tired of.

Anvilcloud said...

I think We are all getting a little antsy these days.

bill burke said...

I love the winter views that you share, they are so pretty and peaceful looking.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Thanks for sharing these images. This is such a different lifestyle than what I am used to.

Rose said...

I loved this series of photos...have always loved your header photo. And I love the area dressed in winter colors, too.

Joanne Noragon said...

Yes, enough winter alrady.

William Kendall said...

Looks good, and just waiting on the spring.

DJan said...

It does look serene and peaceful. I feel connected to PEI through your posts and find it a fascinating and gentle place.

Red said...

I remember living on Ungava Bay where there were very high tides. It's amazing how the ice rises and falls with the tide. We would go under the ice when the tide was out and gather mussles. There have been several articles about this activity and at least one video.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Pretty series! I am ready for the melt down of snow and ice around here. Take care, enjoy your day!

Liz Hinds said...

It seems to be quite a short season for fishermen. It must be a hard life.

Susan Zarzycki said...

I have always admired your header and like the winter scene of it especially. Even though we are all weary of winter, a pretty winter scene in someone else's locality is
always admirable! (At least to me!) 💖

Margaret said...

There is something so calm, quiet and peaceful about the snow and cold, but it's glorious to see signs of spring and the awakening of business.

Debbie said...

these beautiful images represent your area so well!! great pictures of the large shacks...and river dancer!!

John's Island said...

Hi Marie, I love seeing the pictures of French River. As I’ve told you before, your header is great! I sometimes wonder how it would be to live in one of those houses with that wonderful view of the little inlet. I wonder if people go out ice fishing on the inlet after it freezes over. Also … Loved your post, Feb 22, Artistry of the sea. Marie, you are quite the artist yourself. Thanks for sharing your excellent blog. John

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love the colourful fishing shacks Marie, it really is amazing to think that in a month this scene will look so different. Love both the winter and spring shots here, it's a tres photogenic area 💜

David M. Gascoigne, said...

It looks like you have the images for a tourist brochure there, Marie.

Tabor said...

I think I can hear the silence.

Beside a babbling brook... said...

You could replace your Header, with the icy one! Until the ice melts. -smile-

The boats shown, look well cared for. But of course, that makes sense. It is for their livelihood.

Ditto what TABOR said above.... The silence.....

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Danielle L Zecher said...

I love the colors of the buildings. I hope the snow and ice melt soon. And that you get to enjoy some lobster.

Helen said...

PEI's wharfs and small harbours are just so picturesque all year through. Your photos of French River particularly so in its winter colour. I have also been enjoying PEI's winter landscpe through.....

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Tanza Erlambang said...

the header of your blog looks so different..... but, both green and white snow are beautiful.

Have a great weekend

Catarina said...

I can feel the cold... A quiet place indeed.

Stewart M said...

I have said this elsewhere, but one day I'm going to spend a winter in a place that looks like this! Wonderful set of pictures.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Down by the sea said...

It looks beautiful and also cold! X

baili said...

the freezing world at your end looks captivating
this is so nice that ice is about to melt and fisher are about to start their ventures
variety of beauty and opportunities of this world brings pleasure and excitement for us in many ways specially when it comes to learn it is must to have it