Monday, 17 September 2012

Last Half of our Trip to PEI

11 Sep

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!

Here's our motel

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

12 Sep

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
 Both of us were tired when we got home so just relaxed for the evening.

13 Sep

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)
Just generally did what a vacation is for!

At sunset we went back to Stompin' Tom Connors Road to the beach.

Lobster traps

Heron at dusk

Steps to the beach

Sunset from the beach

14 Sep

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.

15 Sep

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.

16 Sep

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.


  1. awww great trip but they're never long enough are they....maybe next time

  2. Great pictures about a great trip. Thanks for posting. We still have that area on the bucket list.

  3. Awesome! Thanks for sharing.
    That was a long way, I wonder how many miles?
    Happy Trails, Penny.

  4. Oh, Thank you, Sandra. That's quite a way. It would be like me driving to the western edge of TX!

  5. Hi Sandra, blog hopped from Bayfield to see your wonderful trip to PEI! We enjoyed all of their lighthouses, even if we couldn't go inside.
    So that's what North Cape looks like in sunshine!! :)
    We had a very stormy looking day there 2 years ago.
    A belated Happy Birthday to you and Gordon!


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