On a recent excursion west of Summerside, my husband and I visited several of the areas we love on Prince Edward Island and visit at least once a year. Islanders refer to this part of PEI as up west. Our first stop was in the Northport area which is on the northwest coast of the province.
The boat basin at Northport was empty since the fishers were lobster fishing. However, it looked like a school of fish was cruising in the harbour and gulls and cormorants relocated around the harbour after them. The lighthouse, now in private hands, stands out against the horizon.
We continued on to Tignish Run at the northwest tip of the island where the boats were out to sea as well. The run provides calm water for the boats to tie up along the wharves.
At the end of the run the water is rough, as the gulls maintain their vigil, waiting for the boats to return and provide food.
You can see one of the boats enter the run below.
We walked along Tignish Shores nearby where the red sand beach was covered in seaweed of various colours. A beach has its spring colours too.
Finally we had a picnic lunch in the yard of the church at Kildare Capes where birds serenade us from their lofty perches.
Behind the church, along the shoreline, a sea arch is forming in the sandstone cliff.
Such arches have a short life along the coastline these days, especially due to post tropical storms.
We will return to these locations before long.