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Sunday 28 April 2024

Spring by the sea

The spring lobster fishery has begun on parts of Prince Edward Island and another area opens today. My husband and I like to visit Malpeque prior to the season opening to see the activity around the wharf after a quiet winter. 


This week, all of the boats are ready to go. The traps have the buoys attached and will be baited before loading.





This past week we had our first meal of crab this season. Crab and lobster are wonderful treats from the sea and we look forward to our first lobster for Mother’s Day.


Meanwhile, at Malpeque, we always watch for herons and one was nearby feeding in the marsh.





In the river nearby, cormorants took flight and the water sparkled around them.





We walked the beach at Brander’s Pond one day too. It was another beautiful day but cold. Winter clothes are still in use since even without any wind, the air is still frigid. Meanwhile, the sea stack at Brander’s survived another winter and the sea sparkled in the April sun.





From the boardwalk this week, it was easy to see the Confederation Bridge in the distance. 





Along the Rotary Trail, the path disappears in the distance and is intriguing enough to keep us going.




We look forward to new adventures this week. Maybe it will be warm enough to have our first picnic for this year.






44 comments:

DJan said...

Your island is so beautiful. Thank you once again for your wonderful picture and text. I always enjoy going along with you.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

It will be nice to ditch those winter coats, hopefully soon!

Anvilcloud said...

The lobster catch must be extremely well managed to be able to harvest like this year after year.

We enjoyed a warm day yesterday but are back to April's cool drizzles this morning.

Boud said...

Local seafood is the best! And so good to get out, even if cold.

Anonymous said...

Marie,

I just discovered if I use the "web version" the pictures will enlarge!!

Happy Spring!

MFH in Albuq., NM (It wouldn't let me sign in with my google acct)

The Furry Gnome said...

Warm weather would be good! I love seafood myself, but Mrs. F.G. not so much. And we live a long way from PEI!

Hena Tayeb said...

You got some lovely shots. Love the pic of the cormorant diving and the last picture has endless possibilities.. anything could be on the other side. Such a story it tells.

Helen said...

Thank you for these lovely PEI spring images. So glad the sun is shining more regularly for you.

Elephant's Child said...

Your spring looks so very different to what I will see in September. It is still a vibrant and beautiful time. I hope you do get that picnic.

Maebeme said...

What incredible scenery around you! Every photo is a treat to see. Thanks for sharing.

Red said...

You have some favorite areas to check out after the winter.

Joanne Noragon said...

I like the look of the Rotary trail

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

Beautiful ! The blue and yellow is so colorful and beautiful near the sea. I love the photo of the Rotary Trail- ho9w interesting.

The Happy Whisk said...

I love where you and your hubby go for walks. So peaceful.

Lorrie said...

You have me hankering for a lobster roll now. None available here, so I'll just have to do without. Such a beautiful photo of the blue heron. Glad spring is arriving. Enjoy your first picnic soon.

MARY G said...

The heron shot captured my attention and my heart.

Chris said...

Beautiful scenery and lovely photographs. I love crab and lobster!

At Home In New Zealand said...

So much to see on your beautiful island. I hope you get to enjoy that picnic :) xx

Debbie said...

lot's of real beauty today, i too look forward to your first picnic. great capture of the heron and cormorant, i have been seeing a lot of both lately!!

i hope it warms up soon for you, making these walks a little more enjoyable!!

Rose said...

I would give anything to be able to follow that path in the last shot...that is just so inviting. Your captures of the heron and the cormorant were great.

photowannabe said...

I love how you and your hubby go on these adventures and enjoy the "Great Outdoors". Such lovely scenes...makes me envious...
Oh yumm, lobster and crab..now my mouth is watering.
Enjoy!!!
Sue

eileeninmd said...

Hello Marie,
Love the views of the trails and the sea stacks.
Great captures of the Cormorant and the heron.
Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

Pam said...

New adventures are always fun. I love backroad adventures and having just moved, its fun.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Happy May!

The photograph of the trail is gorgeous!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Marie :=)
P.E.Island has a lot to offer. I enjoyed looking at your photos and now I can't get the idea of having lobster for mother's day out of my head. I love lobster any way it's served. It is Mother's day here next Sunday, but unfortunately I won't be eating lobster. My daughter is taking me out for lunch, and my daughter in law is taking me out for breakfast, so I'm looking forward to it. Getting back to your photos, nice shots of the Heron and Cormorants, and the trails.
All the best
Sonjia.

Stewart M said...

I really like the colours in the first picture - and I always seem to take pictures of rope piles at docks!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

David M. Gascoigne, said...

This evokes fond memories of our visits to PEI, Marie. Your winter is long and hard though.

aurora said...

Love that Rotary Trail! Thanks for taking us along with your wonderful photos!!

Granny Sue said...

Beautiful ! The trail that disappears is one I would want to follow, just to see what might be there. Love that seastack.

DUTA said...

The last picture, with the trail path disappearing - is fascinating!

Aritha V. said...

What beautiful photos. Those birch trunks, the shimmer on the water. Lovely, and I hope warmer weather is heading your way now. πŸ“ΈπŸŒ³πŸŒŠ☀️

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Glad you mentioned the crab and lobster, Marie, as these are two favorite foods even if we do not have them often but surely will sample them when we visit PEI. It's nice to see that you are enjoying the walks and we look forward to seeing some of the areas you have described in recent posts.

Debbie said...

i stopped in for a second look. that first picture, with all of the like colored buoys is very pretty!!

The Furry Gnome said...

Sorry, didn't mean to make you sad!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I’m sure that I don’t have to tell you what a beautiful place you live in. I really enjoy seeing all the pictures that you share, and I’m so appreciative that you do.

Billie Jo said...

Marie, I wish I could join you on a walk around your beautiful island. I always enjoy the nature you share. Have a cozy weekend, my friend.

Jim and Barb's Adventures said...

Just the mention of lobster makes us want to head back out that way! Instead, we are heading to Alaska where crab is no cheaper at it's source than it is hundreds of miles away.

Love the picture of the sea stack, they are so special.

Glenda C. Beall said...

As usual, I feel I am with you as you see and photograph your beautiful island I would really love to have a good lobster. We don't have any good seafood restaurants in this area, and if we did, they would not serve lobster. The last time I had lobster was in Nova Scotia some years ago.It was autumn and we didn't know there was a lobster season, so I was disappointed when I was told I could not get lobster. But before we left, someone told us where we could get lobster and it was good although we were told it was frozen.

peppylady (Dora) said...

The lone rocks looks sort of lonely.

Pam said...

I love the adventures of going on a walk with you! Alas, it is the only walking exercise I get !! lol

margi said...

Spring is such a lovely time of the year.

Liz Hinds said...

How did I miss this post? Fresh crab! How delicious. And to look forward to lobster too.

baili said...

no doubt your island is so inviting in summers specially :)

i look forward to this season so i can see some of the most beautiful scenes from your island :)

best wishes to boaters for the lobster catch !
glad you had your first crab :)

sea sparkling under sun looks so alive and joyous
thanks for sharing your gifts with us !
blessings

John's Island said...

Marie, I appreciate the way you include the boating/maritime pictures along with the nature shots. The second image, the Heron, is wonderful. The plumage on that bird looks spectacular. John