Monday, 14 September 2020

Beautiful Rice Point


For Marie

During our visit to our family on Prince Edward Island, late June last year, I was delighted and amazed by the vibrant lupins along almost every road verge. A friend of the family called in and showed me a photo of masses of them growing along a road, where she regularly takes her dog for a walk. I was given the name of the road and a few days later convinced my husband we should find them. Alas, I hadn't listened carefully enough and this journey was futile.

Not one lupin along this muddy road!


We consulted my son who said he knew exactly where it was and, once the weather improved, would takes us there as the road leads to their favourite beach.

It took a week for the temperature to be warm enough, but oh my goodness it was worth the wait. Hennebury Road leads to Rice Point and Bay.






And on our second visit!






Thankfully this group were just departing the beach as we arrived.




Red cliffs and blue sky day!





On my October visit, Stuart took their beautiful Japanese Shiba Inu dog to this beach for excercise. It was wonderful to revisit, even if no lupins. 





Stuart casually commented that since our visit, they quite often saw seals on the rocks out from shore. I zoomed in with my camera and was ecxited to spot them in the distance. With the tide out I gradually got closer to them. LHS - seals on rocks. RHS - how close I was able to get to them.



I was focusing for one more shot, when there was an almighty roar and gigantic spash. They weren't happy with me and all dived into the sea.



Tiime was on my hands, so I was delighted to watch them gradually climb back onto the rocks.






Time to leave.

Going through my photos of the June / July visit, I found this one taken of a lone seal at East Point Lighthouse.

Good luck Marie on spotting this many when you next get to visit.

I would love to read your comment.

19 comments:

  1. Great photos, Helen. You and that little sweetie of yours is a wonderful,photo.

    We went to Rice Point last week and I took a few photos but they were too far off shore for me to get good photos. I wasn’t prepared to walk in the water to get closer. That may have to be next summer. However, it was great to know where we can see them. Thank you so much for the info. I have a post ready for Wednesday about the area.

    That is a great photo of the splash!

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    1. So glad you found Rice Cove and the seals. I still find it difficult to comphrehend that that autumn is so cold.

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  2. I love lupine! The ones where I live are only purple, it's cool that these are different colors.

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    1. They are spectacular, but you do have so many other gorgeous wildflowers.

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  3. Lupines, daisies, and seals! Oh my! WHat more could one want!

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  4. Wonderful. So much bright colours of the flowers, beach and skies. I bet clear days like that are a rarity in that part of Canada

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    1. Afraid so except for this extremely hot, dry summer.

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  5. Wonderful memories of PEI! The lupins are beautiful!

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  6. Bill above has almost written my comment! :D
    Lupins and an ocean, what more could one want? Those incredible seals!
    Splendid photos, Helen. Oh, I so would like to visit those areas.
    Stay well!

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    1. Thanks Sara. You are closer than we are. Put it on your must visit list.

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  8. hi Helen
    i am here from Marie's blog
    i so enjoyed your sharing
    you nailed it by managing to take some wonderful photos of seals :)
    more blessings!

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    1. Thank you for visiting baili. Marie's blog is wonderful, isn't it?

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  9. I love lupins. I have seen them growing like that in the Snowy Mountains. Must try some in my garden next year.

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  10. I'd only ever seen them growing in NZ. They lined nearly every roadside.

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