|South Shore Breaker - June 22, 2016 - A change in plans|
|fishing boats at Dennis Point Wharf|
|buoys, ropes, and nets around the wharf are always interesting subjects to photograph|
Mindful of the nesting piping plovers, we kept the dogs away from the dunes. The beaches of Cape Sable Island are home to about 20% of Nova Scotia’s piping plovers. Because their numbers are so small, they are classified as endangered. We have seen them at The Hawk, but didn’t see any on this outing. We did keep the dogs from the dunes, but we didn’t manage to keep one of them away from a huge dead fish. Our dog Charlie spent some joy filled minutes rolling on the fish before we could lure him away.
|pausing to reflect on the beauty of the surroundings on Stoney Point Beach|
We ended our excursion by fortifying ourselves with ice cream before the drive back home. I’m sure those calories will stay away from my hips after all that beach walking! Our day didn’t turn out as we planned, but my oh my, what a day it was. We’ll have to make some difficult decisions when we travel to Cape Sable Island in the future...which beautiful beach walk to take? But that’s a focus for another day.
|beachcombers behind the dunes at Stoney Point Beach|