It was a day of lighthouses. We accompanied friends, Helen and her husband, Frank to Indian Head Lighthouse after a visit to the boardwalk in Summerside and lunch. The red dirt road which leads to the lighthouse had been recently graded but the going was rough. Arriving at the end of the road, one discovers the lighthouse at the tip of a long breakwater.
The city of Summerside on the other side of Bedeque Bay looks peaceful in the summer sun.
The Front Range and Rear Range lights are in place as they have been for decades, now but a reminder of the days before navigational systems guided entry to the bay.
From the sea floor at low tide, one can get closer to the Indian Head Lighthouse.
Some fishermen fish Striped Bass from the breakwater while feathered fishers watch nearby.
This Savannah Sparrow sang from the bushes.
Erosion of the shoreline just inside the breakwater is dramatic, as trees drape themselves down over the cliff.
I sat on the breakwater and took photos of the sailboat out in the Northumberland Strait. When my husband downloaded the photos, it was a surprise to see the wind turbine in the far distance, one from a wind farm in New Brunswick.
We drove on roads lined with lupins on our way to the Seacow Head Lighthouse at Fernwood.
The area provides a view of the entire Confederation Bridge, which links Prince Edward Island to New Brunswick.
At the Head, the road disappears into the sea and nearby, waves work on the sandstone.
The lighthouse oversees the setting and withstands the elements well.
We bade farewell to our friends who are returning to Australia this week. Meeting fellow bloggers has been wonderful!