I’ve never walked on a frozen body of water of this size before. We were in Quebec over the holidays and managed to slip away from the city for a couple days to a cottage on the Missisqui Bay located on border of Quebec & Vermont. We wanted to check out the frozen bay and went for a quick walk that turned into a whiteout adventure within 5 minutes. Luckily we ended up timing our walk right around golden hour which wasn’t really visible due to the overcast weather. Within a few minutes the whole bay was engulfed with snow and wind. The overcast skies eventually shifted into this stunning warm peach cotton candy colours cascading over the snowy tundra which made for an incredible backdrop for photos. We eventually found our way back and warmed up at the cottage surrounding a blazing fireplace for dinner.
PEI Beaches and sand dunes
I have to say it's been a while since i've updated the blog, but it doesn't mean I haven't been working on lots of new work. It's been 7 months since we packed up everything we had (or most of it ) into a tiny u-haul trailer and made the trek east to PEI from Toronto. We've been settling in well but it was weird transitioning back into island life while it being winter time where most people turn into hermits and stay inside. We made a point of always trying to get out somewhere either a beach or a forest every weekend to take some photos and just enjoy island locations during any season. We went for a drive to one of our favourite beaches on PEI, Lakeside Beach located on the north shore and is part of Tourism PEI's Central Coastal Drive. It was an absolutely beautiful day regardless of the fact there was still snow on the ground and it was about 5 degrees outside. If you get the chance, don't miss out on this gem of a location. You wont want to miss the beautiful costal beach vibes with scenic views full of nice big sand dunes. Check out the rest of the images below!
When my girlfriend decided that she wanted to make a holiday winter wreath, I knew a great place that neither of us had been to during the winter time. We're both usually allergic to super cold weather but decided we needed to suck it up and get some air into our lungs. We ventured out to Robinson's Island, a small island attached to the Brackley Provincial Park on the North Shore of PEI. Robinson's Island Trail System, also known as R.I.T.S is a 5km multi-purpose pedestrian and bike trail system that once housed a family campground. When I was in college for Photography at Holland College, we would always go there for a class photo excursion field trip at the start of each school year, so I was slightly familiar with the area but still rusty. I remembered that there I'd always see this ghostly dilapidated building planted in the middle of the woods that once housed a tiny theatre that one could only assume was operating during the days of the family camp ground. We didn't get to see this building sadly enough, I think it may of fallen for good over the years. Vanessa and I, along with our favourite little golden doodle Hazel went for a nice stroll through the island. Vanessa found some really great leaves, twigs, berries and branches all of which were already fallen to make sure not to disturb the healthy and living trees, and bushes around. We had some great views, some smokey joints (medical) and snapped a few shots throughout the whole venture. If you didn't know already, PEI has some incredible winter trails and scenery that often gets looked past because of the cold weather. Don't miss out!