At North Cape on Prince Edward Island, the lighthouse keeps its silent vigil at the tip of the western end of the north coast.
A small flock of Common Eider ducks hangs out on a sand bar formed where the waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Northumberland Strait meet but the birds are difficult to photograph in the high winds.
Offshore, boats are on the water again after months in storage. Preparation is underway for the lobster season.
Along the shoreline, a wind farm turns its vanes into the wind, generating electricity without major environmental impact.
The shoreline itself is sculpted by the wave action, the sandstone giving way to the rhythmic action and constancy of the sea in this exposed area.
A gully to the beach
is bordered by a sea arch well on its way to becoming a sea stack.
At Tignish Shores, a lone walker is looking for sea glass. She searches there every day the weather conditions and tides allow.
Gulls are her only company most days.
In a field along the road, horses graze while the wind turbines work nearby and the sound of the sea is carried on the breeze.
One’s senses awaken with a visit to the North Cape after what feels like a long winter sleep!