Home of Confederation!
And site of Confederation Bridge!
This is the second time that we’ve visited PEI, and the second time we’ve crossed the bridge. What a pleasant drive.
Our first glimpse of the bridge:
The bridge approach:
PEI from the bridge:
And Gateway Village – tourist mecca:
We stopped and browsed the shops, and had a bite of lunch in sea-side ambience:
We were entertained by a young river-dancer in her ‘Anne’ (of Green Gables) braids:
This trip, we chose to bypass the Anne of Green Gables sites, and concentrate on just seeing the country-side. So we did a day-trip to North Cape, the northern-most tip of the island. PEI amazes me. Nowhere on the island are you far from the ocean, yet the roads can take you through almost prairie-like farm lands:
We spotted oyster beds – and dreamt of the pearls being formed:
The rocky shore line is obviously the reason for the many lighthouses on this island:
We stopped at this one:
where we watched the guillemot (how Do you say that word) playing in the water:
Continuing on around the cape, we eventually arrived at Skinner’s Pond:
As well-known as Stomping Tom is, there really IS nothing here, but a few houses, this sign leaning against the old schoolhouse, and a road named for its most famous (former) resident:
One goal for the day was to be lunch at a ‘You Must Eat Here’ diner near Charlottetown. It was late afternoon by the time we arrived, we were starving – and the diner was closed for another 1 1/2 hours! Oh, well, what to do – but eat at the Lobster Barn:
We’ve certainly had our share of sea food on this trip – and we know there’s more to come!
Leaving PEI, we drove through Charlottetown, awed at the wonderful old buildings:
The drive along the East Shore again astounded us with the farm land, right along the ocean:
And so ended our, very short, visit to Prince Edward Island.