Cavendish Grove in the national park on Prince Edward Island was our starting point. We unpacked the bikes and headed to the Homestead Trail which my husband and I have cycled before. The trail passes beside New London Bay with a view of the Cavendish sandspit on one side and farmers’ fields on the other. It was a perfect spring day, with a breeze which made the ride interesting.
The trail begins through mixed forest
where a young chipmunk went about her business, unaffected by the seniors cycling by.
A ride down slope leads to sea level where a view of the bay opens before you. Gulls were busy on and over the water.
MacNeill Loop travels along by the water where we noted a perfect picnic spot, sheltered from the wind. Next time!
The ride around the Loop provides views of the nearby Cavendish sandspit
and the community across the bay.
Further along the trail, a farmer was preparing his fields for the spring planting.
The experience of land and sea so intricately intertwined is one of the reasons I love this island.
We completed the Homestead Trail and rode to the Cavendish Beach area along the Dunelands Trail. The dunes along the length of beach are a pretty backdrop for the pond.
Lunch back at the Grove with our friends the Canada Geese was a treat as usual. One of the females is nesting on a island across the pond,
and her partner stands watch along the bank, but ignores us. He doesn’t see us as a threat.
It was another great day at the park.