The red stone and sand distinguishes the beaches of the western side of Prince Edward Island. Cavendish Beach, in the PEI National Park, stretches for miles with its rocky pools, cliffs, and blanket of sand. In the afternoon, children rush the cold water exuberantly while most people over the age of ten find it much more pleasant to stretch out in the sand.
In the morning, the light reminds you that you are standing on the northern tilt of the planet. The birds ~ cormorants, Bonaparte's gulls, and sanderlings ~ are indifferent to your presence. The beach is devoid of human presence, lifeguard stands remain tipped back from the night before, and sandcastles triumphantly proclaim their escape from the tides.
And in the evening, it's still again.