North Rustico Harbour & Boardwalk

After our time at the PEI National Park (see my post here ), we stopped in North Rustico before heading home. 

The fishermen were busy getting their boats and lobster traps ready. There were so many lobster traps set up! We enjoyed watching the boat in the harbour and the busyness. I heard somewhere that it is a sure sign of spring when the lobster traps are out! 

There were many lobster traps, you can see the piles in the photo below, in the background. 

The boardwalk in North Rustico was lovely. We walked along the harbour and noticed the stone carvings along the way. Each had an explanation, and all were carved in Wallace Sandstone by Denise Reiser. 

Each illustrated a part of the heritage of North Rustico, the Mi'Kmaq People who where the original inhabitants of the island, the Acadiens who arrived around 1790 in the area, the Great Blue Heron which nests in PEI, the shipbuilding industry which thrived on the island from 1830 to 1880 with 100 shipyards, and the mackerel. 

If you click on the picture below, it should come up bigger and the words clearer. I kept the order the same as the mosaic with the photos.