It couldn’t have been more perfect. We’d had rain which was needed for potatoes and other crops. Now the sun was out and the island breeze, which one can usually rely on, made the heat bearable. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
We packed a picnic and headed to the central north shore to meet Helen and Frank, our Australian friends who are visiting family on the island. Helen is a fellow blogger. They know Prince Edward Island pretty well, so we wanted to show them an area they hadn’t visited before. We met at the wharf at French River.
As we talked and watched boats return to port from their morning at the lobster traps,
a local mussel fisherman came by and we talked briefly. He doesn’t have a long commute since the buoys are his workplace.
His family can watch from the living room window.
We proceeded to the New London Lighthouse at Yankee Hill where the view over the dunes is familiar.
However, the lobster boats returning to port add the human element to this gorgeous setting.
Gulls and cormorants are usually busy in the area and many photos capture them flying by while the boats speed past.
The Livin Large was one of a dozen or more boats making their way back to port while we walked the beach. Sometimes, like the Knot Inarush, they looked close enough to touch.
The pylons off-shore still stand against the onslaught of nature. They were certainly meant to last and the metal spikes which hold them together are visible today.
The birds use the area as a perch.
On the way back to the car, we met two artists sketching the old lighthouse.
The view of the old sentinel was enhanced by the blooms which are bursting forth everywhere these days.
The north shore was in her glory!