It has finally stopped raining and my husband and I have begun our picnic excursions again with the fine weather and diminishing number of tourists around the island. We had two weeks of high temperatures and humidity this summer. Then we had rain every second or third day. It has been a wet summer.
I’ve had camera problems and finally purchased another camera though I was reluctant to buy one which was heavier than my Nikon P900. I bought a Nikon P1000 and I am enjoying it immensely. Today I am sharing photos I’ve taken with the new camera the last several days when the weather has been lovely.
We’ve continued to walk the Summerside boardwalk daily and I took this shot of the lighthouse at low tide.
The shorebirds continue to stop along the bay as they journey south for the winter. The Solitary Sandpiper hung out near the Lesser Yellowlegs in the salt marsh.
This young squirrel was eating seeds at the base of a feeder.
The wall of wildflowers looked particularly lovely against the blue sea.
We took a picnic lunch one day which meant we could take our time along the French shore where we stopped at the church of Notre Dame du Mont Carmel, built in 1898. The church was open so we went inside.
The marble pillars were particularly beautiful, standing the test of time. You could almost hear the prayers rising upward with them.
We continued along the shore to the beach nearby where some Ruddy Turnstones were feeding along the shoreline.
Nearby, Ring-billed Gulls stood into the breeze.
In the distance, you can see the Cape Egmont sea stack. We walked the beach and enjoyed the sun and the breeze.
There is a Lost and Found stand in the parking lot by the beach.
This was a unique find… so to speak!
Cape Egmont was the busiest we’d ever seen it with tourists from the United States and around Canada. However, the sea arch looks to have weakened to near collapse.
The Cormorants are oblivious and enjoy their perch high above their feeding grounds.
Notre Dame du Mont Carmel stands out in the distance.
We had lunch at a nearby park and enjoyed a stroll around the area. Cabbage Whites are numerous and everywhere this year.
They flit around the wildflowers, and stop briefly on a bloom.
I am enjoying the new camera and it is good to be having picnics around the island again.