As you may know, Prince Edward Island is famous for its beautiful red cliffs (which are featured prominently in the Anne of Green Gables
and Anne of Avonlea
movies, which I will probably mention often in these PEI posts because I love them!). Why are the cliffs red? The answer is simple: high iron content in the soil. The dirt on the island is red for the same reason. It ends up being a very pretty color combination: the red cliffs and soil, the rolling green hills, grass, and trees, and the shimmering blue ocean.
Here was an attempt at a nice family photo, but it didn't turn out all that well. That's not unusual. What was unusual was that in this attempt, right behind us was a pretty steep drop-off!
The beach was nice, but rocky, which my rock-throwing boys liked. The water was too cold to go swimming in in June; we saved our ocean swims for Cape Cod a few weeks later!
Check out those pretty multi-colored rocks!
...and letting it fly!
I need to indulge my appetite for seaside pictures of a certain cute little boy for a minute:
Thank you. Appetite indulged. :-)
The scenery on the walk back to our car was pretty too.
I'm planning to do another post having to do with what's in the picture directly above--the dunes. Peter and I went for a sunset walk on the dunes one evening after going out to dinner together. It was one of the best evenings and experiences of my life! I love this island.