A few final pictures of PEI, we'll be heading home this Friday! My, how the time has flown by! We were over at West Point for awhile on Sunday. It was a beautiful sunny day, then a storm system moved in - I love watching weather move in over the water...lots of thunder but only a few sprinkles of rain. We huddled under an umbrella and wrapped our blanket around us and made it through ok.
On Saturday we were invited out on a friend's boat. It was mostly sunny that day too so we really lived it up! Two nice days in a row is a record for this wet summer.
This picture is my "catch of the week"! When we were docking the boat a wedding group was gathered on the dock for some photos. I managed to take a quick snap of this little flower girl before she dashed off. I just love the composition of this photo and the light - purely accidental as she sat there for perhaps 5 seconds.
I always wanted to see this lighthouse closer up - it's on a little island off Northport pier only reachable by boat, so was thrilled that we got to have a walk around the island. Found a lot of sand dollars!
A couple days ago we dug up a few maple seedlings from the ditch along our road and planted them in a field near our house. We also replace the 4 spruce trees that didn't survive the winter from last year's planting. Keep your fingers crossed that they prosper and grow!
One thing Michael did a couple of weeks ago that I LOVE was create a pathway through our bamboo patch! Next year we'll put a bench in there - for some reason the mosquitoes don't find us in there:)
Kind of a dark picture but can you see the bamboo patch to the left? It's huge!
It's a little sanctuary in there - green, leafy, quiet.
Here's some of the new little potatoes. We'll be digging up a bunch to take home with us - I love the little ones - they're so cute (and tasty!)
Just so you don't think that Michael does all of the manual labour here's a picture of one of the 5 holes I dug for the maple seedlings :)
Here's me at my favourite local hangout - the A & C. I didn't realize that Ellen (server and step-daughter of the owner) was flashing her cash behind me!
They're a lively bunch at the A & C. There's Julie (server and singer extraordinaire) hamming it up behind Stever, the owner. He's trying to take a picture of the musicians - lots of live music going on here - it's a happening place!
Finally a few pictures from Michael's adventure: he went out with Julie's fiancee's lobster boat on setting day. Setting day is a very big day in these parts - it's the first day they can go out and set their lobster traps. The weather was pretty bad and the waves were really big (one boat from N.B. went down but the fishermen were rescued) but Michael being Michael was up for the adventure.
On the way back in they checked a trap and already lobsters had found their way in!
This is Michael taking his turn throwing in a trap.
Thankfully he didn't go overboard with the trap - it does happen from time to time! Where was I you ask? Tucked up in my wee bed! He had to be there at 5:30am and lobster fishing isn't high up on my bucket list:)
Maybe next year!
Probably my next post will be from London, ON....unless I say to heck with it all, quit my job and stay here! I would if I could!
Bye for now...enjoy the final few weeks of summer!