This weekend Marije and I are moving our stuff from the storage facility into our new home in Souris. A mini move compared to last month’s mega move, but still it’s a lot of work. We’ll be staying in our hotel room for a few more days but by next weekend we hope to be all unpacked and enjoying the comforts of home once again. I can’t wait!
For now, let me show you some pictures of this past week, the first week of fall:
The picture above shows the view from the top of the Souris lighthouse; among other things you can see Marije’s place of work, it’s the white building on the right side where all the little cars are parked.
Here’s what the lighthouse lantern room looks like from the inside:
We’ve only been on the island for a short time but I can already tell East Point is a great place to go birding. When I was there Tuesday morning I saw northern gannets, eider ducks, great cormorants, surf scoters, red-breasted mergansers, all kinds of gulls and shorebirds, and even a peregrine falcon.
Most of the birds were there to dive down and search for a meal on the seafloor, just like this grey seal who came up with a face full of red mud every now and then:
The waves themselves were pretty interesting too. Because the two tides meet at this end of the island, you’ll often see waves coming in from left and right, cresting when they wash over each other:
On Wednesday I drove through the countryside and found a pleasantly yellow crop of canola, complete with buzzing bees:
The backroads where these fields are located are so quiet there’s no need to park your car, you can just leave it where you stopped:
Today was another lovely sunny day so I explored several walking trails in nearby Greenwich, which is a part of Prince Edward Island National Park:
As I was hoping, fall colours were starting to show in some areas of the park:
The coming days will be filled with unpacking and waiting for furniture and utilities to arrive, but after that I’m ready to explore some more, it’s pretty clear we’ve landed on another beautiful island!