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Friday 2 September 2016

The Lighthouse

"Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world." ~ Hans Margolius

Hello dear friends. Here it is September already. Where does the time go? It's like I blinked and summer is gone.

On our beautiful Island we have many lighthouses. A number of folks are fascinated by lighthouses and I happen to be one of them. Perhaps you don't live near water and have never seen one. My son hasn't seen them in the last two States he has lived in. 

lighthouse is a tower topped with a very bright light called a beacon. The beacon is used by sailors to help guide their ship at sea. Lighthouses come in all shapes and sizes. They are usually located on the coast, on islands, or in the middle of busy harbours.

These are a few Hubby and I have visited over the last number of years -

We visited this one last year. The West Point lighthouse was constructed in 1875. At one time this light house was called home for some and today it is an historic site. It is the only functioning light house with an inn located in Canada. It also houses a museum. I think it's a handsome lighthouse.

The East Point lighthouse was constructed in 1866-67 and is located in Elmira, PEI.

This is the Brighton Front Range lighthouse which one can find at the end of the boardwalk in Victoria Park in Charlottetown.

The Covehead Harbour lighthouse was built in 1967.

The last lighthouse I am going to show you is located out in Victoria-by-the-Sea where we will be having dinner with friends one night next week.

The Victoria Range lighthouse was built in 1879. It was once one of the busiest seaports on PEI.

The lighthouse is a beacon, a welcome sight for those out at sea. It is also a reminder to me of our Lord who guides us each day. He makes our paths straight and helps us to see in which direction we should go.

THE LIGHTHOUSE - written by Ronnie Hinson - 1970

I thank God for the lighthouse 
I owe my life to Him 
Jesus is the Lighthouse 
And from the rocks of sin 
He has shown a light around me 
That I might clearly see 
If it wasn't for the lighthouse 
Tell me where would this ship be?

It's tea time and I am savouring a cup of tea. My cup is RA Lady Carlyle and the Thomas Kincade lighthouse was a gift to my hubby from one of our parishioners at our last church. 

The beautiful flowers are going to my mother for her birthday.

Thank you for visiting today and have a lovely and safe long holiday weekend everyone.

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  1. Beautiful images. Thankful that Jesus is my light and my salvation...
    ellen b. The Happy Wonderer

    And on a side note, I just bought two rose chintz bowls at Goodwill yesterday for a bargain price, woohoo!

  2. I recall visiting a couple of lighthouses on PEI and they are definitely fascinating to an 'inlander'. The flowers for your mom are pretty, she must like pink too.

  3. Sandi, there is something so comforting about lighthouses (even in the daylight). They look like they would have so many stories to tell us if they could. ♥

  4. I love the look of the black & white striped Lighthouse look out for the FOG

  5. Sandi, the light houses are lovely. I enjoy them and windmills as well. Its nice you and hubby get out and about. Pretty flowers for your mom and a adorable teacup. I love love the little light house. I never knew he had light houses as well. Lovely post. Thank you Have a great weekend with love Janice

  6. Since I live on an island - albeit a rather large one:) - I have seen lots of lighthouses in various parts of Britain. I've seen them in Maine as well on trips to the US - Cape Neddick is the one I've seen most often. Lighthouses must have saved thousands of lives over the centuries.

  7. What lovely lighthouses. I am so glad that Jesus is the Light that shows me the way to true joy and peace, without him I would be floundering.

    What a lovely bouquet for your Mom.

    Have a wonderful weekend ~ FlowerLady

  8. Beautiful lighthouses! I have a SIL that loves lighthouses and decorates with them as well. Sweet are a lighthouse! Your light for Jesus shines so brightly. Happy Labor Day! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  9. I love your blog and photos, etc. Very beautiful! I have those same Rose Chintz dishes. I just wanted to mention that the East Point Lighthouse is in Elmira, and was built in 1866-67. I think you have it confused with the Souris Historic Lighthouse in Souris. check out the website ( Have a great weekend!, Linda S.

    1. Thank you, Linda. I have made the corrections. Thanks for your visit and your nice comment. Enjoy your weekend too.

  10. Hi, Sandi, I am also fascinated with lighthouses. I've seen a few during my travels - Cape Hatteras Light House in NC and one in Maine. I can't remember the name of it. We have a few in Florida - near Ormond Beach and my favorite in St Augustine. I enjoyed my visit here today. Have a wonderful weekend.

  11. Thank you for a beautiful post, we visited several of these lighthouses this summer while on our trip to PEI, as well as the North Cape one. Loved our too short time on your wonderful island. I don't know if you have ever heard the song The Lighthouse(from your verse above) but my cousin and his wife used to sing it in church, always loved it! Lovely flowers, pink is my favorite.

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip, Candy. The song, "The Lighthouse " is what comes to mind whenever I look at a lighthouse. We used to sing this song at church as well. Enjoy your weekend.

  12. Hi Sandi, I have always admired lighthouses, not too many here in the states I don't believe. I enjoyed seeing the ones near you and always liked watching Gus Pike and his lighthouse home on Road to Avonlea. Nice a lovely writing by Ronnie Hinson, thanks for sharing that with us. Praise the Lord that He is the Light of the World.
    Have a wonderful week.

  13. I'm also fascinated by lighthouses so I enjoyed seeing the ones on your Island. My favourite is the black and white lighthouse inn! There are some lighthouses along Lake Ontario, but they're not as picturesque as the PEI lighthouses!

  14. Beautiful post and photos . I like light houses they are so amazing . Thanks for sharing , have a good week !

  15. Sandi,
    Beautiful Lighthouses and I LOVE your Thomas Kinkade Light House! I am such a fan of his and I still can not believe that he is gone...
    Thanks so much for all your visits and kind words, my friend!!

  16. Oh what a beautiful post between the lighthouses and scenery and you Thomas Kinkade one and tea setting :)

  17. Sandi, I love lighthouses as well. They denote safety and hope for me. Love the bouquet of flowers. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

  18. I don't know that I have ever seen a lighthouse in person - beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  19. PEI has some beautiful lighthouses! Thanks for sharing them. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


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