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    Default Blueberry Field...

    Here's a pic of yours truly taken by my wife when we were out cycling and took a break at a blueberry field. Besides me, it features the fall colours of Prince Edward Island, Canada.



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    Default Re: Blueberry Field...

    Fall already? Short season. That is a lot of crimson.
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    Default Re: Blueberry Field...

    Cool, i've never seen a blueberry field before,
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    Default Re: Blueberry Field...

    The pic was taken in the fall of 2016.

    Prince Edward Island has 13,000 acres of commercially-harvested wild low-bush blueberries. The crop is almost completely flash frozen and then exported. About 45% of our local blueberries are exported to China. The other major crop here is potatoes. The blueberry acreage is typically former potato fields. Wild blueberries are grown commercially in Maine, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. Compared with the other places where they are grown, Prince Edward Island has a big advantage in that our soils are not rocky and that makes harvesting much easier.

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    Default Re: Blueberry Field...

    Wow!
    Let's hope you don't have too many bears on your Island...
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    Default Re: Blueberry Field...

    Quote Originally Posted by MarcT View Post
    Wow!
    Let's hope you don't have too many bears on your Island...
    PEI has no bears, lynx, cougars, deer, wolves, or moose. They are on the mainland which is about 10 miles away at its closest. We have just three species of snakes - all non-venomous and no turtles or lizards. There are however lots of birds as we are on a
    migration route.

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    Default Re: Blueberry Field...

    Here's a pic of one of our Prince Edward Island beaches. The number of people in the image would qualify it as a "crowded" day at the beach. It is possible to visit a beach here and see no other people.


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    Default Re: Blueberry Field...

    i do love empty beaches

    heres one of Ainsdale beach, Lancashire taken 11.31am on 18 november last year, not a soul in sight, walking down from Southport to Formby

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    there's more sand on the Formby dunes:

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    no wild blueberries though, have to go west across the Irish Sea I think to get any chance of those

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    Default Re: Blueberry Field...

    Quote Originally Posted by handrawn View Post
    i do love empty beaches

    heres one of Ainsdale beach, Lancashire taken 11.31am on 18 november last year, not a soul in sight, walking down from Southport to Formby
    Beautiful! I particularly like your second image - the one close to the dunes. Sadly your third looks like the dunes are being damaged. Are people allowed to walk in the dunes? Here they are protected. In many areas here dogs and horses are restricted because there is a endangered bird (Piping Plovers) that nest on the beach -- they are very sensitive to being intruded upon. Motorized vehicles are never on our beaches either.

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    Default Re: Blueberry Field...

    the first pic was looking back north towards southport

    this pic is looking south with liverpool in the far distance on the skyline

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    The dunes at Formby are National Trust property so they are a recreational resource and managed - walking is allowed - activities are controlled and restricted to designated areas

    One thing you can't do anything about though is coastal erosion...

    dunes looking the other way:

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    dunes long shot:

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