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Monday, 10 May 2021

Favourites

We were the only car in the parking lot at Cavendish Grove with only one car parked at the Beach. Early morning on a sunny day in the national park on Prince Edward Island, the only sound came from the birds and the sea. The sky and sea were a perfect backdrop.


While cycling the parkway, it is easy for my husband and I to be distracted by the coastline. The breaking waves and the red coast anchor the blues. We watch for several minutes each time we stop.




Sometimes, looking directly out to sea, evergreens are the anchor.





Other times, blues are muted by the sun.





On setting day as we cycled along, we could hear the fishing boats off shore, the sound carried on the wind. A few were close enough for photos as they set the traps that first day of the lobster season. Photos of working fishers are among my favourites.





Fishers of the feathered kind float on MacNeills Pond. That hook at the end of the beak is handy for fishing.





The old fence behind the dunes at Cavendish Beach and the weathered trees are highlighted by the sky.





A new walkway to the beach blends with the dunes and vegetation. 




Every time we are at the park, new favourites greet us.


36 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Love that old log fence! Quite the contrast to that new walkway!

DJan said...

It's always so wonderful to see more of your beautiful island. And that blue sky is also delightful!

Anvilcloud said...

The old fence photo wut the weathered trees is intriguing. I would love to photograph it in better sky and/or golden light.

MARY G said...

Lovely shots and a peaceful ambiance. Your photo of your favourite curve of shoreline is particularly nice. And nice focus on the beak. You must have a good lens.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

The views of the beach, water and coastline are just beautiful. I would be easily distracted, probably falling off my bike. The bird does have a strong looking hooked bill. The new boardwalk looks wonderful! What a great place for your bike riding. Have a great day and a happy new week!

Celia said...

Such wonderful, truly peaceful scenes. My first years were spent in a fishing village. I loved watching the working boats.

bill burke said...

The old fence still looks good and sturdy. Love your shots of the water, it's always so pretty to see and enjoy.

photowannabe said...

Delightful...
Such gorgeous scenery to recharge your batteries.
Love these pictures.
Sue

Mage said...

Perfection.

judee said...

The ocean never ceases to amaze me. We live on the beach and I love it.

Rhodesia said...

I love it when we are alone with the sounds of nature. Lovely photos. Keep safe Diane

Elephant's Child said...

Oh my, oh my, oh my.
You are surrounded by beauty.
That old fence particularly draws my eyes.
Thank you.

Tanza Erlambang said...

lovely beach with its beautiful coastline and view... and waves.

nice place to walk or jogging.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Oh what a lovely place to walk and enjoy the beauty!

Red said...

Sounds like a good place to walk on a regular basis.

Martha said...

So beautiful! I love that old log fence and I would love watching the working boats too. Have a great week Marie. :)

The Furry Gnome said...

Ii can understand why they're favourites! I like that second last photo.

John's Island said...

Hi Marie, I congratulate you on choosing a title for this post. These photos could all be favourites! Let me comment on #1 and #3. Gorgeous! If I had been on a bike riding along with you and your husband I would have stopped along there and spent the rest of the day gazing out on the beautiful scene. Your pictures are actually as good as, if not better than, many I see in tourism magazines. Another of my personal favourites in this post … #6 … the old fence behind the dunes at Cavendish Beach. That’s an award winner if I’ve ever seen one. Thanks, as always, for sharing! John

Joanne Noragon said...

Another satisfactory trip.

At Home In New Zealand said...

I could sit for hours and look at scenes like that :)

Helen said...

A lovely collection of photos. The fishing boats had a beautiful day for setting day.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I will look forward to visit in the post-Covid era! I am sure I have asked before whether Piping Plovers are breeding there. I am equally sure that you declined to respond!

Marie Smith said...

David,

I apologize for not responding about the piping plovers. That’s why I am responding immediately to your question, so I do not forget again.

Piping Plovers are breeding here. They are protected and sections of beach around the island are roped off and dogs are not permitted on certain beaches.

Savage Harbour on the northeast coast is one area we know of, as are parts of the national park. We have never seen the birds but keep looking. Savage Harbour has lots of beach birds in August and is an area we like to visit.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

There isn't anything quite like looking out over the ocean Marie, in all types of weather. I relate so well to your beautiful images today.

Debbie said...

ooooh that old weathered fence is so pretty. lovely images of the area!!

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Stunning views, you photograph them well, catching color and sense provoking textures. I can almost hear the waves.

Linda said...

I enjoyed another chilly outing without getting cold. Win/win.

Margaret said...

What a beautiful day to have the bikes out! We still need to plan some rides as our weather is getting into the 70s and is more summery.

Rose said...

I would like to watch the fishers....

The Liberty Belle said...

That's a nice new walkway. Must have been enjoyable to spend time there.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful views.

Adam said...

Beautiful photos and a relaxing atmosphere. Especially, The shot of the old fence with the weathered trees is fascinating. I'd like to edit it with a more dramatic sky.

Goldendaze-Ginnie said...

It's interesting. I see that AC is just as intrigued as I was with the photo of the rustic home-made fence with the windblown tree close by.

Susan Zarzycki said...

Well, my favorite photo was the new walkway and picnic area! And the Loon. I have seen lots of loons but rarely am able to get close enough for a decent photo. We have very few public footpaths on the Island. I am waiting for the osprey to return. They have a nest in each of the two towers of the bridge as well as one of the ledges connected to an island off our shore. Any day now.❤️

Strayer said...

These are beautiful photos. The weathered fence and tree is my favorite I think.

baili said...

oh the sea images are marvelous !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
the splendor and magic of hugging sky and water made my eyes teary ,i wonder what you feel when you look at this ,it surely speaks to them who try to hear their silent whispers ,thank you so much for sharing this abundance of beauty of nature around you my friend!