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Thursday, 22 July 2021

At the beach house

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!


30 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

That's a grand beach house. I am sure that you all had a great time.

Linda dev said...

What a lovely setting.

Boud said...

How lovely to walk through fields of flowers to reach the shore. Sounds ideal.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a gorgeous beach house!

Martha said...

What a beautiful place, and I'm so glad you had a nice time with family!

The Padre said...

Beautiful - Enjoy That Atmosphere

Cheers

photowannabe said...

What a delightful place to spend some time.
That rental home is lovely. I could really live there..If I did I would have to put a railing on the stairs though..
Love the critter pictures and your Grands having a "Spa" day.
Sue

Beside a babbling brook... said...

What a beautiful rental!!!

And the wildflower walk is lovely.

-giggles- Please say they went into the water, after the mud bath!!!!!!!! >,-)

Summer! Time to do whatever a child pleases. Perfection.

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Elephant's Child said...

It looks and sounds absolutely blissful - for you all.

Lorrie said...

What a lovely place to spend time with family. The walk to the beach looks idyllic. There's nothing like sand and sea for children who find such enjoyment playing there. I wish some of your rain would come west, too.

Ginnie said...

Oh, WOW, Marie. You have the coolest places to explore...the kinds of places that would thrill me to no end. Astrid's brother lives on Vancouver Island (which I visited in my past life, believe it or not), so I know the beauty of your country...also from the part north of Sault St. Marie (having lived in Michigan)...and also of PEI, Peggy's Cove, etc. while on a Royal Caribbean Cruise. Sharing your family life like this really makes me smile.

Danielle L Zecher said...

That house is gorgeous! I'm glad you had nice weather to enjoy some family/beach time.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend time together.

William Kendall said...

A good way to spend the day.

Barbara said...

That house and property are beautiful. I'd love to stay in a place like this. I know y'all had fun.

Joanne Noragon said...

A lovely day. There is a lot of rain here that could go west!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

What a lovely coastal house! That kind of muddy, sandy, watery coastline is the kind of thing we see in North Norfolk. All that mud should be good for the complexion.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Looks like a great getaway, the beach house is lovely.
I am not sure so I would want a mud bath. Happy times with the family!
Take care, have a great weekend!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Won't be long now before I hope to be enjoying some of these sights myself. Your images fuel my enthusiasm, Marie.

bill burke said...

A good day to be out and sharing time with family. Lovely photos, Marie.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Happy Beach Time!
Beautiful house

DJan said...

That house is so lovely. And boy I wouldn't want to have to wash all the clothes after the mud baths. What fun! And your pictured are all wonderful, too.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Good size beach house.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Helen said...

'A path to the beach through a meadow of wildflowers,' can summer get better than that?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The beach house looks wonderful Marie, what fun to spend family time there, plus the extra bonus of free mud treatments 😉

judee said...

Such a beautiful house and surrounding area. I saw a lot of Queen Anne's lace this morning on my walk. I actually picked a few to mix in with some flowers growing on my property. I put them in a mason jar and it looks so pretty.

Debbie said...

WoW!! the house is gorgeous!! and that third picture is a real keeper, put that in a frame!!

MARY G said...

Love the first photo. Feeling jealous of a lovely time in a lovely location.

Catarina said...

That is a very beautiful house and nicely located.

baili said...

what a gorgeous day you spent with your daughter's family !

this house rented by your daughter is elegant indeed.
i can see how much fun kids had on the beach :)

oh mud treatment sounds creepy to me ,hearing about it for the first time