Tide that is! We had never seen the tide so low in the harbour in Summerside.
Sand bars galore were exposed as the sun heated us and the cool breeze made it bearable.
Two great blue herons waded in the water, fishing for brunch.
As my husband and I watched, the birds dipped their heads into the water to snatch their food.
The rose hips are brilliant red and huge compared to those we’ve seen before.
A friend who makes rose hip wine would love these.
The geese are back now from their adventures further north.
On September first every year they are overhead, honking as they go. They must mark the calendar with the departure date from their northern summer homes.
Gulls shared the beach with the geese. We watched as this young herring gull picked up mussel or clam shells from the sand and dropped them from a height.
Then it flew to the area and ate the contents. Isn't that a clever bird?
Further along the beach, the range light has a new paint job and looks well maintained before the stormy weather to come.
We also met an Irish wolfhound named, Balan, and his owner. Balan is five years old and is waist high. His owner said, "He backs onto the couch where he planks his derriere while his four feet rest on the floor."
Balan also sleeps on the bed with his owners. It must be king size!
It was another great day on the boardwalk!