The last ten days or so have been making up for the cooler, wetter Summer we've been having! It's been 23 C to 27; perfect for berry picking & Beaching! We went off to our favorite beach last Friday and took along a couple of our extended family for company. It's about an hour's drive away which makes it seem more like a holiday. We packed a picnic basket including fresh blueberry lemon muffins & of course fresh wild blueberries since I had been picking with my Friend/Sister the day before! The water is finally warming up for swimming and we didn't see a jellyfish! We like to stay away from the touristy beach area which isn't difficult to do for there are hundreds of beaches all around the Island. Some are rocky but most are sandy. Our favorite is on the South shore facing the Northumberland Strait. On a clear day you can see Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia on the horizon. There was a haze in the distance in the morning and I had the kids believing (for a minute) that the Magdalen Island Ferry in the distance was a phantom ship. (The younger one was a tad frightened by that so I had to tell them the difference) darn!
Mount Hope Lookout Tower
We stopped on our way home to climb a Lookout Tower for a view of a large Marsh. We had just picked the kids each a cattail, which they were calling bullrushes, so we were trying to explain the difference. They are such little sponges for learning! Love, Love, having an abundance of young people in our lives!!