The Argyle Shore on the south coast of Prince Edward Island is an area we visit several times every year. A national park and provincial parks in the area are well worth visits in the autumn. Besides, we always purchase honey at a farm along the shore at Canoe Cove and it was time to stock up.
At Canoe Cove, it is high tide and there isn’t much beach left to walk. However we walked around the park and had a great view of the cliffs.
It was obvious nearby cottagers aren’t getting down to sea level any time soon.
The sea has been busy making a hole in this cliff
while the Bank Swallows have abandoned the holes they made in the soil above. They may have to excavate new homes next spring if erosion destroys this area. That’s a tough chore for birds tired from their spring migration.
We continued along the Argyle Shore to Skmaqn/Port la Joye/Fort Amherst, a National historic site held by the Mi’kmaq, French and English over the centuries. We always have our picnic near the wigwam in the shade of the maple trees.
Autumn colour sometimes begins with a single leaf.
An opening through the trees
allows a close-up of the RV Maria S Merian, a German ocean research vessel in port in Charlottetown.
Two red chairs down by the water are empty and invite us to sit and relax for a few minutes.
The spires of St. Dunstan’s Church are prominent in the skyline of Charlottetown across the harbour.
The Front and Rear Range Lights which helped navigation for so long continue to stand vigil.
An abundance of mushrooms line a trail through the area. Some people pick wild mushrooms although my husband and I have never done so. However, some of the fungi remind us of hamburger buns.
You never know what will come from an outing on the island.