Monday, September 28, 2015

Disappointment at Thunder Cove


This is the face of someone who is about to be vastly disappointed.

I've written about my favorite island drive before. Each year I've visited since, I've attempted to return to Thunder Cove. And every year, it gets bumped to "next time" for one reason or another. My brother's visit was the perfect excuse to put it back on the agenda. But we were going to make one vital change - this time, I was going to make sure that we arrived at low tide, so that we could explore the rock formations that appear in, like, 90% of Pinterest-worthy pictures of PEI. The beach is a little less dramatic these days, as several of the former arches and other sandstone structures have crumbled into the sea, but still - I wanted to see it with my own eyes.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Gratuitous PEI Food Post

 
Chowder at the Blue Mussel Cafe, North Rustico

Whenever someone wants to come visit us in PEI, there's one important question that needs to be asked - do you like seafood? Because let's be real, 95% of what I do when I go to PEI is eat. Lobster, oysters, mussels, clams, fish and chips - whether it's raw, boiled, fried, or in a chowder, PEI does it, and does it well.

Monday, September 14, 2015

PEI National Park - a Tale of Two (Three) Parks


Prince Edward Island has exactly one National Park - not surprising, given its tiny size. However, the park is spread out along the northern shore of the island, a little piece here, a little piece there. The park has three main sections - going from west to east, there's one at Cavendish, one at Brackley-Dalvay, and one at Greenwich. While the Cavendish section is probably the most-visited portion of the park (thanks to Green Gables and a popular nearby beach), we missed it this time round, spending a day in the Brackley-Dalvay section and a day at Greenwich instead.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Lower Bedeque Schoolhouse

 

For my first outing on this summer's two-week trip to Canada, we decided to visit one of the few L. M. Montgomery sites I had left to see. I wanted to get it out of the way before my brother arrived, as we had a full itinerary for him and little room for the island's red-headed heroine or her creator. So we headed south, passing under the Confederation Bridge on our way to Lower Bedeque.