Monday, September 17, 2012

Those Famous Red Cliffs!

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!

Winding up...

...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.