Summer scenery on PEI

It’s still very much summer here on PEI, it’s nice and warm and pretty, so Marije and I are making the most of it while we can. Here are some photos from the past few weeks:

Too bad all those blueberries are not wild, they are commercial crops not meant to be picked by anyone but their owners.

July on PEI

This is our very first July on PEI and we’re loving it, here are some pictures of our summer so far:

Souris’ Canada Day fireworks were beautiful, we enjoyed the entire show from our deck.

These are shots from our first summer boat tour, we were hoping to see some whales on a tour out of North Lake, but no luck there, we did see lots of gannets and a small group of porpoises though:

Since the boat tour also offered fishing, many people reeled in mackerel after mackerel. It wasn’t long before one of the gannets got caught up in the fishing line when it tried to make off with a hooked fish. A few exciting moments later the bird was free again, and none the worse for wear:

Lupines have been decorating the roadside of late, they’re numerous and very pretty:

This is Marije on the new boardwalk in Greenwich, PEI NP:

A yellow warbler was hunting bugs near the boardwalk:

We’ve already enjoyed a few days at the beach:

And last but not least, last night we enjoyed a display of the northern lights:

And now you’re up to date!

Vacation in Atlantic Canada – early June

These are the images from the last 2 weeks of our vacation in which we toured Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia:

These next shots are from the Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick:

And the remaining shots are from Peggys Cove and Cape Breton in Nova Scotia:

And that was the last shot, taken on the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, a beautiful area I’d love to visit again some day.

Vacation on PEI – mid-May

Here’s a nice mix of images from the first week of our vacation in the Maritimes, all were taken in mid-May on Prince Edward Island:

As you can see it’s a little bit of everything, wildlife, scenery, some experimental stuff, a nice mix! 🙂

Return to Routine

As expected our 5-week trip around the Maritimes was great, it really was, but as you know all good things come to an end and by now I’ve already returned to my normal life. Walking along beaches, watching wildlife, photographing sunsets, oh wait, I suppose it’s not that different from vacation after all, our life on Prince Edward Island is pretty good!

Anyway, this week I’ll be going through my vacation pictures and after I make a selection I’ll happily share a bunch of them here.

An update from the road, part 2

Look who’s joined us for the 2nd part of our trip, it’s my sister:

We’ve already enjoyed a few beautiful days on Prince Edward Island and soon we’ll set out to explore New Brunswick and Nova Scotia too!

More updates when we return.

An update from the road

Tomorrow is our last day on Prince Edward Island and I’m glad to say the sun will be shining all the way to the ferry terminal in Nova Scotia, our last stop before sailing to Newfoundland. In our week on PEI we’ve had sun and rain and everything in between, with temperatures ranging from 2 to 20 degrees Celsius, pretty decent for mid-May…

Today was quite cold and drizzly though, so we returned to the cabin early to do our laundry and browse through the pictures I’ve taken so far.

Have a look:

These are the rock formations at Thunder Cove, the last time I was there there was a tunnel leading out to the ‘teacup rock’ you can see in the background, but when I was there this week it had collapsed, probably due to the rain we had last week. That’s erosion at work, always shaping our coastline!

The next photo shows mom at the West Point lighthouse:

Those big rubber boots we got are really coming in handy! They’re useful on the cliffs and on the beach:

These last two shots also show the difference in weather we’ve had on PEI this week. 🙂