Thursday Travels: Leaving Prince Edward Island

I think this is the Covehead Lighthouse.  (Late afternoon, 6 June 2012.)

Well, here we are back on Prince Edward Island.  It’s just about time to say goodbye.  M and I had only one full day there, and we did as much as we could considering the weather.

Dune.  (Late afternoon, 6 June 2012.)

Before I go on, is anyone else hating this new “Add Media” feature that WordPress has come up with?  I’m sure I’ll love it as time goes on and I get used to it, but this change for the sake of change stuff always bothers me at first.

Beach.  (Late afternoon, 6 June 2012.)

I suspect that means I’m getting old and set in my ways.  That’s not good.  Therefore, I am now delighting in what is new just for the sake of delighting in what is new.

More dunes.  (Early morning, 7 June 2012.)

The first three photos were taken after our hike in Greenwich.  The rest were taken early the next morning when M and I went out for a last look at the dunes and beach.

Look at that sea, girls — all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen.  We couldn’t enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds.

~ L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

hark, now hear the sailors cry,
smell the sea, and feel the sky
let your soul and spirit fly,
into the mystic…

~ Van Morrison

The weather had not improved much overnight, but at least it wasn’t raining when we went to say goodbye to the red cliffs.

Walking on the dune

On our way back to the B&B to pick up our stuff, we explored a couple of the back roads.

Where I fell in love with these:


Aren’t they gorgeous?  I had never seen lupines other than in photos prior to this trip.  We saw them just about everywhere throughout the parts of the Canadian Maritimes we visited and in Maine.

That should do it for this edition of Thursday Travels.  We’ll hop on the ferry to Nova Scotia next time.

Last night’s sunset

Here in the Bogs, we’re having a lovely, sunny day.  It’s still on the chilly side (high in the 40s), but the sun makes it feel warm.

Sunset last night was gorgeous.  The moon-set this morning was gorgeous, too.

Early morning view of the pond

That’s about it from PEI and the Bogs for today.  Thank you for dropping in.

Full moon this morning

Have a delightful day, evening, night… wherever and whenever you are on the spectrum of time.

P.S.  I’m not minding the new “Add Media” change at all now.  See?  I told you I’d get used to it.  🙂


28 Comments on “Thursday Travels: Leaving Prince Edward Island”

  1. Gracie says:

    Beautiful photos, Robin. I love the brilliant colors of the lupines!

  2. dearrosie says:

    PEI looks beautiful though cold and wet.

    You got used to the new media feature so fast? Wow. I still don’t like it…
    I wanted to post one photo at a time but it posted the whole lot at once, and all right on top of each other with no room for words…

  3. Lovely lupines – this time of year? Ours are spring flowers.
    Great waves and verse to match.

  4. So many beautiful photos…and I love the lupines! Are you familiar with the children’s book, Miss Rumphius?…she plants lupine seeds along country roads (Maine) and makes the world a more beautiful place. I keep the book on the mantle, right near me…a true inspiration for me for the past 30 years. ( …it’s a beautiful book!)
    And the new media upload?… I can’t resize photos…I can only put them in as standard medium, full or large… no changing them once I’ve gotten them onto the composing page…. there must be a way?…I might just need to accept it though.

    • Robin says:

      I am not familiar with it, Kathy (PP). Thank you! I’ll check it out.

      I resize my photos before I upload them to WordPress. I started doing that when I was worried about people taking them. Now I do it to take up less space since I’m going to have to start paying for it soon. I haven’t really played around with the new media feature so I’m not sure what it can and can’t do. Hopefully WP will come out with a tutorial. (It would be really nice if they did that BEFORE they make changes.)

  5. Sallyann says:

    As much as I normally love huge rocks and crashing waves, standing on the stretch of sand near to the sea late on an afternoon in June was a wonderful thought, I believe I would have even taken my shoes off, thanks. 🙂
    And then the pretty lupines popping up on the way back just finished the stroll off beautifully with a smile. 😀

  6. jane tims says:

    Hi Robin. I am having a time learning the new media feature … it seems there is a lot more fiddling to get the size correct. Nevertheless, your photos are beautiful. I am glad to see so much vegetation on the dunes. I love the orange moon on the purple sky. Jane

    • Robin says:

      Thank you, Jane. 🙂

      As I mentioned in a previous comment, I haven’t done much with the new media feature yet. I do all my fiddling before I upload my photos (to save space). It’s easier for me that way.

  7. IntrovertedSarah says:

    These are stunning.

  8. Love your vibrant lupines, the back road and the sea pictures. Beautiful, atmospheric photos as always. 🙂

    I too am HATING this new Add Media feature on WordPress. Especially if I have to drag and drop to put my pictures up in the order in which I uploaded them! Hopefully, they will fix that. The benefit I can see is that now you can feature individual pictures and then pick which pictures can go in a gallery. It used to be that the gallery automatically featured every picture you uploaded, even if you already featured the photo individually. Hopefully we will get used to it!

    • Robin says:

      Thank you, Cathy. 🙂

      I should probably spend some time with the new media feature and see what’s what. I noticed yesterday that all of the photos in this post are featured in a gallery, something I don’t find with previous posts. Honestly, I’m confused by the whole thing.

  9. mobius faith says:

    Those full moon shots are daggone gorgeous.

  10. Alto2 says:

    I wish I’d known you were going to PEI last summer. One of my Internet mom friends, and a fellow blogger, Sock Girl, has lived there her whole life. Oh well, next time.

  11. Marianne says:

    Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos from your travels, Robin. Viewing your photos is probably the closest I will come to being there, which is okay too. 🙂

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  13. Dana says:

    What a sweet lighthouse in the first picture! I’m definitely going to have to take a trip to the Maritime provinces. I wanted to before, but your Thursday Travels series is providing a weekly dose of motivation to make it happen (for real this time!) 🙂

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