Thursday, 1 November 2012

A Calm Day on the Charlottetown Waterfront While the Storm Raged Elsewhere

Last Tuesday and Wednesday, while Hurricane Sandy was wreaking havoc on New York City and New Jersey and proceeding inland to cause problems for Southern Ontario, I was safely in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, where the weather remained calm the whole time. I was there on a business trip, but whenever there was a break, I went for walks and explored the city. On Tuesday, I walked to the waterfront and discovered this lovely park with a boardwalk.

There were boats still on the water and the waves were fairly calm. The sky had a few clouds but they didn't look threatening.

It really was pleasant to walk along the boardwalk and look out toward the river.

There is something so soothing about seeing and hearing - and even smelling - water.

On the other side of the waterfront park, I saw several classic Maritime fishing boats. No one was around - the scene was so quiet and peaceful. It was very strange to realize that not very far away to the south, the coast of the United States was being hit by violent winds and powerful waves. How strange, unpredictable and amazing Nature is!

1 comment:

Jenny said...

My son often drives his big rig down East and he always raves about how good he feels there. Must be the ions and the salt air. I haven't been to PEI for a long time - nice to see pictures of it.