Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Our Day with Marie - Part Two

 On this lovely second catch-up with Marie and her husband Rick, we spent the morning at French River and New London Bay, watching the lobster boats returning from their morning at sea. A lovely drive through open, lush green farmland stretching to the coastline, then took us to Cabot Beach for a delicious picnic lunch. 

I highly recommend Marie's recipe for her rhubarb cake. [Oma's Rhubarb Cake from Allrecipes.]


Cabot Beach





Retracing our route a little, we then arrived at Branders Pond and the lovely wide red sandy beach that its waters flow across.





This is the scene that greeted us as we drove down to the carpark.

It is just so special that through the world of blogging, I have formed this friendship with Marie and we are like-minded in so many things. The display of lupins was beckoning me to walk back up the road. I think we took that first step upwards at the same time and had a wonderful time discussing and enjoying their sensational colours and beauty, while our husbands waited patiently.







The beach was begging to be appreciated too, so we slowly retraced our steps and entered the world of lapping waves, red sand, eroded cliff faces and one very impressive sea stack.




Which will collapse first, the sea stack or the outdoor setting?

Looking west, in the opposite direction.
 

Farewell to a beautiful beach and a wonderful day!

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12 comments:

  1. I’ve been writing about that part of the day too. It is interesting to see it from your perspective. See you tomorrow!

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    1. Definitely and I look forward to your post.

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  2. Lucky you! I like the high-stepping goose.

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    1. Marie was surprised to see him there.
      It was a such a beautiful coastline.

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  3. Yes, Bill, I am feeling extremely blessed at present. The wonderful moments with our family, the beauty of spring and this tiny island and friends near and far. Thank you for the information on Cathlemet. I haven't had time to process it yet, but will most certainly do so.

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  4. I love the beautiful purple hues of the lupins. Of course, you aren't a stranger to beaches, but as someone from landlocked Kansas, beach scenes always fill with with awe. Thanks for sharing your adventures! Enjoy!

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  5. Kim Fritzemeier22 June 2022 at 13:13

    I don't know why it's not picking up my ID. You probably figured out the Kansas comment was from me.

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    1. Yes, Kim. Computers can be quite frustrating at times. The lupins have been stunning and while not the white sand of home, these beaches are pretty special.

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  6. What lovely lupine! We only have purple ones where I live so seeing these multi-colored ones is a treat. So fun to meet other blogging pals in person!

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    1. The purple lupin is dominant and for the first week the only colour. Their colour against the red of the road, blue sky and green fields is amazing.

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  7. Such wonderful views, Helen. The lupins look just like ours but everything else is so gloriously exotic and interesting. :)
    I'm sorry I visit so seldom. Life continues to be slightly challenging.
    Happy Midwinter! :)

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  8. It is a very special island, Sara. The scenery has changed constantly as spring has evolved into summer. The gently rolling hills, forests and fields of green and red, give a wonderful feeling of peacefulness.
    We return to midwinter next week. I hope your summer is warm and that the challenges soon ease to a normality.

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