After our welcome dip on Thursday, the winds picked up Friday and continued on through Sunday. Even when swimming was not specifically closed, the wave action was too much for us to consider going in again, but we sure enjoyed beach walks and some short bike rides.
|The steps down to the beach
|No swimming today
|The seagull kind of blends in to the surf
|Pat and Nancy visited us Saturday
|A lot of these seaweed clumps cling to rocks so they are not swept away with the tides. Don't kick the seaweed with your bare feet!
|Cathie and Nancy
|A little sea snake washed up? Not really.
|Rest stop along a bike trail, looking at Dalvay House
Stanhope and Cavendish campgrounds have another accomodation option they call oTENTik, kind of like the yurts available in some Ontario campgrounds. A growing trend. A new friend rented one as a break from rainy weather in his little tent, and let me take a couple of pictures:
|Inside can sleep 5-6, electric heat, basic utensils etc
|BBQ on back deck. No cooking inside.
|A rare photo of rolling PEI countryside
We've moved back in to Nancy and Pat's driveway for tonight, anticipating a sailboat ride out to greet the Bluenose when it arrives later today. Unfortunately the weather is not cooperating, and our captain called his outing off. Luckily though, we were able to get to a really nice vantage point to see the Bluenose sail by. This is just before the Charlottetown Harbour entrance:
And here is what the Bluenose looks like under full sail on a sunny day:
|(photo by Brent Smith / Osprey Cove Productions)
We may get another look at the Bluenose as it's in the Georgetown PEI area in a couple of days, and we expect to be over that way then.