A Unique Place~North Cape, PEI

I’ve visited Price Edward Island many times, it’s a 300 km drive from Halifax, but I’ve never been here before…the most Northern tip of the island, North Cape.

There have been many a sunken ship due the a very long sand bar at the most northern tip of land beyond the cliff you see, below.

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It was my daughter who encouraged me to go down to the base of the cliffs…Which would have been inaccessible if the tide was in. We were in luck!

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So glad I followed her. There were lots of different crevices and this very interesting cave.

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The Wind Institute of Canada is located at North Cape.  The area has beautifully maintained trails that go on for quite some time.  It was calm and so very peaceful.  It seems, at least while we were there the in middle of August, very few people actually ventured out along the trails and boardwalk. It was like we had the whole 380 acres to ourselves.

There are many wind mills, appearing to be a part of the landscape as opposed to detracting from it.

Perhaps it is because the skies are so amazing that one really cannot focus too long on the landscape. If the eyes aren’t looking down at the cliffs they can’t help but go up, and up and up… Something about those skies.

I have a thing for skies.

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Walking to the soothing sounds of birds and squirrels always heals whatever aches.

On our way back we noticed many, many dragonflies.  They were the largest I’ve ever seen.

I was quite surprised that this one allowed me to get so close to take this shot until I tried to get a picture from the side.  It was then that I realize it was munching on an ant. It was quite fascinating to see a dragonfly devouring its prey.

The incredible things we get to experience in Nature just never amaze me. Had I not been there, I may never have been so close as to witness that.

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When we returned from our exploration, we saw a tractor on the beach. I had never heard of Irish Moss Farming before coming here.  When the storms churn the waters, they toss the Irish Moss onto the shores. The harvesters head out to the beaches to collect their bounty. Sometimes harvesters use horses to gather the moss.

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North Cape is a unique place with its own mystery.

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Make a wish… To come here and feel its essence.

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You won’t regret it….:)

© Judi Risser 

Visit North Cape PEI

Visit North Cape Interpretive Centre

Check out Irish Moss Harvesting

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