My walk down to our beach.
We headed up to North Cape this morning. I wanted to get some photos of it while it was sunny however they were bringing seaweed up from the beach and the stench was too much so didn't get many photos. I also wanted to look at the gift shop.
|Who called this meeting anyway?|
In the afternoon we visited Gordon's photography friend, Rosemary who lives just down the road from the motel.
|Bluejay in her yard. There were a lot of them!|
|Island's End Motel (with me taking the photo)|
For sunset we traveled about an hour south to West Point to have a look at a lighthouse. Most of the lighthouses on the island are now decommissioned so Gordon was disappointed with that.
|This lighthouse is now privately owned and has been made into an Inn.|
|Sunset from Hwy 14 on the way back from West Point Lighthouse|
We headed out early this morning for Summerside and Borden-Carleton. More tracking down of lighthouses, looking at gift shops, lunch at Subway and some grocery shopping. We each got a PEI baseball cap. We also got another look at the Confederation Bridge from a different perspective.
|Zinnias at the downtown boardwalk in Summerside|
|Indian Head lighthouse at Summerside|
|Blue jay along the boardwalk|
|Nice feature in Summerside. It goes for a long way.|
|Seacow Head Lighthouse|
|Confederation Bridge from Seacow Head|
|Old shingled school near McCallum's Point|
|Anne of Green Gables statue at Borden-Carleton|
The tide was out when I walked down to the ocean (it's actually the Gulf of St. Lawrence on this side) so I got to walk a bit more on the beach. It was a beautiful sunny day, no humidity.
It was a laid back day. Did some laundry at the motel in the afternoon, sat outside for a while and read. Drove up to Seacow Pond Harbour and took some boat photos, looked at the windmills and some barns. Out for sunset.
|Seacow Pond Harbour about a mile from us|
|Fisherman looking out to sea (with me)|
At sunset we went back to Stompin' Tom Connors Road to the beach.
|Heron at dusk|
|Steps to the beach|
|Sunset from the beach|
I had my last walk down to our beach area this morning. I picked up a little beach rock to bring home with me.
Our last full day here on the island. I have mixed feelings about leaving. We didn't see the whole island as planned, just too far to travel nor did we go to Nova Scotia but what we did see was fantastic and we might be back. We didn't do much all day but went to North Cape for sunset.
We left around 6 a.m. Atlantic time, returned via the Confederation Bridge again and made it to Edmundston around 2 p.m. with a stop to photograph the longest covered bridge in the world at Hartland, NB. It had started to rain just before we arrived there but managed to stop or nearly stop so we could take some photos.
|Here we go back over the Confederation Bridge again|
|Hartland Bridge still in use|
|It is loooong!|
We decided to stay at the same hotel in Edmundston that we stayed at on our way to PEI as it has a small (very small) kitchen. Gordon went out to photograph butterflies while I unpacked the coolers. Traveling with food is such a pain!
We had sun, cloud and rain but it was warm and humid.
|Cloudy skies did give way to rain|
We spent a quiet night getting ready for the longest leg of our return journey.
Happy Birthday to Gordon! One reason we decided to go this week is because it encompassed both of our birthdays. So this was a trip for us!
We left our hotel around 6:15 a.m. but turned the clock back an hour due to Atlantic time so we arrived home around 2:00 p.m. I'm still unpacking. Packing and unpacking are two of my least favourite jobs. Thankfully we had an uneventful trip back and it was mostly sunny and nice (once the sun came up) for the whole trip.
Here's some scenery on our way through Quebec.