The day stretched ahead, all new territory. Down the hill, through the thicket that hid Bishop’s Rest, onto the trail. Overhead, yet again, blue skies and sunshine. The birds chattered in the trees and our tires crunched noisily along the trail. Who knew what we would discover?
Wildlife has been decidedly hard to come by. Prince Edward Island has no deer, moose, bear, elk or wolves. The leaves the list of what one could see at fox, rabbit or coyote. Oh and chipmunk, which we have seen loads of. We also saw a rabbit a couple of days ago. Today we saw 2 baby foxes. Suspect momma left them in hiding but they were out playing on the trail and seemed quite curious about us.
Then the trail went through kilometer after kilometer of marsh land. Salt flats if I remember the sign correctly. It did seem to go on and on and on. The sun shone and while we saw a few people the first part of the morning felt a bit endless.
Then we came out along the bay. There were two fishing boats pulling up mussel nets. We stood and watched for quite some time. And then we headed onward along St. Peter’s Bay. It was definitely the most scenic part of the Confederation Trail.
Then we headed back onto the trail. The “crop” changed and we were a bit baffled by what it was. I spotted a sign that said “No trespassing, commercial blueberry field”. Bingo. As we rode along we saw a few yellow bins on field edges. We discussed how it was harvested and the plan was to YouTube it this evening.
We could hear rumbling up ahead and saw hints of yellow through the trees. We backtracked and popped out onto the field entry. It was really interesting to see the unique harvester. This just illustrates why biking through an area is so educational.
Literally half a kilometer from the harvest we hit the road. Literally. Off the trail and onto a highway. The hills are a fair trade to have more of a view of the area.
Late afternoon and early evening followed our usual pattern. Shower and chill time followed by a long walk to food and beverage. Then reading or blogging. Cap it off with a sunset across the bay and then rinse and repeat.