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Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

Good morning everyone~ I am taking part in Susan's Outdoor Wednesday for the first time. I have many outdoor photos so I thought I would share some with you today.

My hubby and I just spent a month on vacation and for most of that time, we spent it on our province's beautiful beaches.

This beach I am about to show you is called Basin Head and it is on the south shore of Prince Edward Island. It boasts white sands which are closer to pink, in my opinion; and they sing!! When you walk on the sand, it actually makes a noise. Singing Sands, it is called..... Amazing!

This is the 'basin' which flows out into the Atlantic Ocean. As you can see, the beach is very busy.This is a bridge which crosses from one section of the beach to the other. The current flows from a basin into the ocean, hence the name, Basin Head. The young people and some 'older' people like to jump off the bridge into the water which then takes you out into the ocean or the basin, whichever way the current is flowing that day. The sand is so pretty and wonderful underfoot. It is also very dry. Someone had dug two very deep holes, about three feet down, and there was no sign of water!

These guys are on one of the many sandbars, playing with their pup.

Off in the distance is a ferry which takes you to the Magdalene Islands. Our beautiful Island is surrounded by beaches all the way around! The sand on the south shore is a different colour than the sand on the north shore.

These guys were busy building a sand castle. It is hard to see, but there was a crab right in the middle of it.A bit closer...... Can you see the crab? Boys will be boys!! I oughtta know!The sky was bright blue the day we were down there and this guy was playing with his wind surfer.

The water was beautiful, almost a silvery aqua and full of sparkles. It was a lovely day on Prince Edward Island!

Thanks for coming along today and I hope you will go visit Susan and all the other participants by clicking on the link or the Outdoor Wednesday button on my sidebar. Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!


  1. I am wishing I were at the beach, again.
    Blessings, andrea

  2. Hi Sandi. Such a beautiful vacation. Love the beach.
    Great outdoor post.

  3. Hi Sandi, great beach and love the activities at the Beach. I have a friend who lives in Prince Edward island and maybe I should take up their offer for a vacation!

  4. I just marvel over those pictures. What a wonderful beach. Those "Singing Sands" are fascinating!

  5. Hi I'm sitting here at the computer in a rather warm room, your pictures of the beach look oh, so good! What a beautiful nice to see all the people milling about...busy having fun! Happy Wednesday!


  6. Hi Sandi,
    Poor crab :((... Love the sand castel though!
    And I would love to spend some time at the beach... unfortunately, work only this summer!
    But I look for joy in simple things, so it's good anyway!
    Glad you had such relaxing vacation time... and thanks for your lovely comment about my book- covers!

  7. I LOVE the beach. Guess that's why I live 10 minutes' drive from it. LOL

    Your sand castles photos are fabulous.

    My Outdoor Wednesday is photos of surfers/the Gulf Waters...come on over test the water temperatures!! I'd love to have your company today.

  8. Those beaches are really beautiful. Lovely pictures. Have a nice day,

  9. What MARVELOUS vacation photos! Looks like a wonderful place ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

  10. what a lovely beach...i think that i saw some rock people there ;)
    have a wonderful day~

  11. How beautiful your pictures are, I love that little bridge....I see everyone just stands on rude, you would think they would just cross so everyone else can do so without having to go around all those bodies. Great pictures, can't wait to see more.

  12. Looks like you had a great beach vacation. You did a good job combining the various blogs together. You photo shots were nicely done.

  13. That candy dish is just gorgeous! I think I've seen ones like it in antique stores, and they are always lotsa money!
    That beach looks like a fun time! I've never heard of singing sand. Sounds like something I need to check out. Any excuse to go to a beach!

  14. I'm so happy you found the candy dish!

    Isn't our Atlantic so wonderful? There's just something special about it, isn't there! Your pics make me feel like I'm there, even though I'm sittin' here in Central Mass.!

  15. Hi Sandi,
    you got some great shots of Basinhead. It is so beautiful there.
    Great beach weather we are having!


  16. I'm sure your family enjoyed their time at the beach. It looks wonderfully relaxing to me. Your photos are lovely. I hope you're having a wonderful day.

  17. Cool outdoors! The beach is so beautiful! I just hate the sand! Well when it gets all over you!
    Hugs, Lisa

  18. Beautiful beaches,so enticing. I love the red idea day, I will have to check that out. Thanks for sharing. Cindy

  19. I do so love walking along a beach prefably one that is not full of holiday makers!! lol thanks for your photos today, take care, Judith

    I have started a new blog to encouage me to walk more and lose weight - maybe you could pop over and become a friend there too?

  20. Such a beautiful vacation. Love the beach.
    Great outdoor post.

    Work From Home

  21. A month long vacation including beach days sounds fantastic! Thankyou for stopping by my blog so I could visit yours. I just read that it was your first Outdoor Wednesday post. Welcome!
    I usually comment sooner, but we are on vacation this week :-)


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