An overcast day with a slight cool breeze on the north shore of the Prince Edward Island made it comfortable for a walk on the boardwalk in North Rustico.
Then my husband and I went to nearby Cavendish Grove for a picnic as the sun came out. By chance, we met Miriam and David, who had come back to visit the Grove. David is a fellow blogger and both birders visited PEI last week. It was great to catch up with them after some extended time on the island. Afterwards, my husband and I headed east to French River and beyond to the lighthouse at New London.
French River was in fine form with the lobster fishery underway and the boats tied up at the wharf or returning from the day’s work.
Nearby a Lesser Yellowlegs, the first I’ve ever seen this time of year, was busy feeding.
At the New London Lighthouse, the setting lived up to our expectations.
Waves broke in the shallow water offshore, providing a white water backdrop for the remains of the old wharf.
The grey weathered wood is a perch for birds but only one gull was in residence that day.
Fog rose from the channel and the houses in the distance became faint outlines.
Mere metres in front of us, a small flock of gulls played in the breeze and dabbled in the sea. Eventually they formed a line in the falling tide as if playing follow the leader.
We didn’t stay long enough to see fishing boats pass on their way to and from port at French River, but we’ll have a picnic and a walk on the beach there later this week.
Never far from our thoughts