Hi and welcome to

I’m joining Suzanne and all the others over at Living To Tell The Story as we recall our favourite moments of the past week.

This week I’m highlighting one evening – an almost perfect evening – this side of heaven 🙂


oh! I had trouble narrowing down the shots.

But here we go! Why don’t you join me?

We’re heading out kayaking on a beautiful April evening in Prince Edward Island. Don’t forget your lifejacket. Plus your jacket, hat, splash pants and rubber boots just in case you have to wade –  the water is cold!

And of course, your kayaking buddy – these times are best shared.

As you can see, we’re bundled! The evening was gorgeous but there was a bit of a chill off the water.

We were trailed by seals – seven of them, all very curious. One even leapt out of the water like a dolphin. I wished I had captured that moment on camera.

In the distance, we could see the first cruise ship of the season leaving the Charlottetown harbour. It hailed from Italy. It was heading our way and we wondered if we should try to paddle up close and maybe dive for coins? or sell some wares? –  just like these locals n this shot from an old Life magazine.

  But, we decided against it 🙂

At least Rinda captured this great shot.

There’s nothing like sitting back in the kayak, gently rocking in the swells.

The sunset on the water was so magical, it was hard to turn back and head home.

One last lingering moment in the radiant light.

And then paddle to shore.

One problem though ~ we underestimated the tide. And it was out – far! 

I can’t drag the boat with my heart problem and Rinda can’t with her neck problem. But no worries.  One rather sheepish cell phone call to Rinda’s very good-natured hubby and he was there in a flash to haul the boats up to the car. He always comes to the rescue.

A perfect end to a perfect evening.

Happy, happy sigh! My cup is running over.

Thanks for dropping in again! Hope you enjoyed our little outing.

And I hope your weekend is filled to overflowing with blessings!

with love,

24 thoughts on “Friday Fave – almost heaven!

  1. Josie Ray says:

    That seal photo is precious, indeed. I always read about seals trailing the boats in Scotland, but have never had a chance to see just what that would look like. What a magical experience to look back and see little Nessie’s watching you. 🙂


  2. Beauty of Bamboo says:

    Thank you for a wonderful way to end my day. Though I live two blocks from the ocean here in Myrtle Beach your photos make me fall in love with PEI everytime.


  3. jill says:

    Yes, this side of heaven perfection. I’d be revisiting that time whenever I needed to focus away from something unpleasant, or to fill in some dull moments along the way. I’m so thrilled I met you in blogland, otherwise I would never have gotten to tag along on all your wonderful times.(I did get a giggle imagining you and a friend hawking PEI wares shipside from your kayaks. Or trying to catch coins. What a hoot that would be to see! May such pastimes never be so financially rewarding that you would seriously need to consider quiting your regular jobs!)


  4. Jientje says:

    What a lovely, lovely day. That sunset is breathtaking! That third from last picture should be framed!


  5. marg says:

    Spectacular….WOW, if I had been with you…I would of made sure that we would of paddled to that cruise line.I was waiting for this post. How absolutely stunning.


  6. Jody says:

    Oh my! What a special time. I loved every moment looking into your kayak time.Beautiful.Jody


  7. Lorna says:

    Just gorgeous, Kathie – truly breathtaking. Thanks for sharing :>) – Lots of love …


  8. faith says:

    oh my goodness……I am coveting that kayak ride!!!!!! YIKES!!seriously…you live in a beautiful area…and your pics are stunning as always. My faves are the sunset ones.I cannot get our kayaks out yet….my husband doesn’t like to do it before May 1st so…..we are enjoying our cherry blossoms, tulips and the beginning of our lilacs and just sitting on our deck in the morning sunshine!!Have a blessed weekend!!


  9. sweetbay says:

    Oh no I just realized that I said magical twice! lol The beauty *is* very magical though. 🙂


  10. sweetbay says:

    What a magical evening! We rarely have sunsets like that here. The colors are magical.


  11. BevK says:

    What lovely pictures, Kathy – the only kayaking I’ve done has been in warm water and I admit to thinking it looked cold in your pictures. However you live in a beautiful place and I loved the wonderful shots. Last night I had my first look at the photo book my DIL compiled from their trip to PEI. (The ones you gave advice to last year about PEI and what to see). What a gorgeous Island. I can hardly wait to visit there – I hope it will be sooner than later.


  12. Jealous!!!!! Oh do I wish I was there out in the kayak with you!!!! The sunset was lovely thanks for sharing it. I love to kayak….so peaceful.


  13. nikkipolani says:

    I just can’t stop looking at that glowing water — I love the smoothness of it in your photos, whether the sunlight glistening off it or the sunset casting mesmerizing colours. Beautiful. I enjoyed your quote from the Wind Willows book the other day as well… messing about in boats indeed 🙂


  14. Linda says:

    Kathie, we tend to toss the word awesome around rather carelessly these days, but these pictures really are awesome. Just when I think I’ve seen all the beauty your corner of the world holds, you show us something new. Just beautiful!


  15. Joanne says:

    Spectacular…all of them! I know it must be so hard to limit the choices when they are all so beautiful! Great capture of the ship leaving the harbour! Love that!Thanks for sharing,Joanne


  16. Susanne says:

    Oops meant to say I don’t "think" the little…Sheesh, proof read Susanne, proof read.


  17. Susanne says:

    Oh now that just makes me want to take up kayaking. Of course, I’d have to move to PEI. I don’t the little irrigation lakes around here would have quite the same wow factor.


  18. kari says:

    You live in a very beautiful place. So pretty.thanks for sharing.


  19. Jerri says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your heavenly evening! I so enjoy looking at the photos ….Interesting that your friend’s name is Rinda, I have a cousin named Renda but I’m sure they’re pronounced the same way. I love unusual names!


  20. melli says:

    Ohhhhhh how LOVELY!!! I have never been kayaking – but it IS something I would LOVE to try! Probably not when it’s so cool I need to be bundled… I’m thinking SUMMER when I can wear SHORTS! Yes! But that is just absolutely LOVELY – and that picture Rinda captured of you watching the ship is SPECTACULAR! Just awesome…


  21. ellen b says:

    Glorious Kathie…just glorious. I’m so glad you had such a wonderful outing. The photos are fabulous. I’m glad you have a rescuer nearby :0)


  22. GORGEOUS! I really like the creative ways you display your photos around here. How do you do that?Looks like a ton of fun and I’m glad y’all were able to get out and do it. Any icebergs? 😉


  23. margaretha says:

    Guess this is as close as I’ll come to your island and I certainly enjoyed the outing! Thank you for telling about it!Margarethadreaming of visiting PEI


  24. marg says:

    Spectacular….WOW, if I had been with you…I would of made sure that we would of paddled to that cruise line.I was waiting for this post. How absolutely stunning.


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