It is a small point of land projecting into Malpeque Bay on the north shore of Prince Edward Island.
This day park has a lovely beach and picnic area which we visit every summer. The effects of erosion are obvious along the coastline in the park where trees hang by their roots over the bank.
My husband and I walked along the shoreline and observed the trees and other vegetation in their eroded state. They hold on to life as long as possible.
The red sandstone, once exposed, is eroded by the wave action. Sharp edges are soon made smooth as exposed pieces of sandstone litter the beach.
In some areas, the exposed soil contains shells. One wonders how long they have been caught in the soil.
Closer to the water’s edge, several species of birds are busy feeding. Least Sandpipers are small birds which can be easily missed along the shoreline if one doesn’t stop and watch for movement.
The Semipalmated Plovers are easier to identify but blend in so well too.
A larger bird, a Willet, likes this area and we see them here every year.
The picnic table above the beach gets a bit closer to the edge every year. For now, there is space to move it.
When we compare an area of shoreline from 2017 to 2022, one can see how much the bank and sandstone have eroded.
This park will disappear eventually, a victim of the changing climate. We will enjoy it as long as possible.