Wednesday, October 24, 2012
October 16th – PEI Dune Walk
Apparently these dunes are particularly rare because they're parabolic dunes (U-shaped), but as I can't tell a parabolic dune from your bog-standard dune, I just had to appreciate the scenery for what it was – absolutely stunning.
We trekked into the National Park through some thick forest and emerged at a boardwalk over the wetlands. In spite of the fact that it felt that winter had well and truly arrived, somehow the mosquitoes were still going strong, and I got bitten all over my head and face. Maybe because they had a body mass not far off that of a small bird, these mosquitoes didn't appear to feel the cold, and you felt them thud down on any exposed flesh before disappearing off with an armful of blood.
Anyway, I didn't let these bloodsuckers spoil my enjoyment of the scenery, and the white sand beach we emerged at was truly gorgeous. Because of a loop in the Gulf Stream, PEI's seawater is some of the warmest north of Florida – I think I'll have to come back in the summertime to give it a try.