7.9.10 Cavendish & Charlottetown, PEI
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A beautiful day on
We said goodbye to Michael at the delightful Bayside Campground in
Green Gables, where Lucy Maud Montgomery visited and the site for Anne of Green Gables books has been run by Parks Canada since 1937. It was $19.80 for our family to enjoy the house, a barn with period hayfork, see a short movie, and enjoy some paraphernalia and the gift shop.
We really enjoyed the two hikes too through Lover’s Lane, over the log bridge, through the Haunted Wood, and other locations from the book. Reality and imagination blend freely there.
We found the famous Lobster Supper site of St. Anne’s Church, in New Glasgow, but it is no longer open for lunch (as our guide book had said).
So we went to nearby PEI Preserves and had a delightful lunch of lobster quiche, potatoe pie, and delicious desserts. I must confirm that their famous Raspberry Cream Pie is absolutely perfect! So is the blueberry fritz with homemade vanilla ice cream. Ahhhh… We got some Raspberry and Blueberry in
Due to the timing, we decided to pass on the Lobster Supper, as our three choices were all in the Cavendish area, which was growing busier by the minute with the huge music festival, and is filled with some hokey tourist attractions. Plus, they cost around $35 per person. We were ready to head south.
Off we went to the
During a stop at Cow’s famed ice cream store we found the ice cream and tours expensive, and they were not making ice cream today, but would give info on their burgeoning t-shirt business. Hmm. Not what I expected after the wonderful Texas Blue Bell factory has $1 ice cream and inexpensive tours.
By the time we made it to the Visitor’s
We used the coutesy phone there to call a campground just across the bay, who agreed to save us a site ($40 full hookup) without even a credit card number. Nice!
Anyhoo, we decided to enjoy
Why does the lot close? Regis and Kelly are apparently coming there at that time for their show! Workers were setting up trailers and a stage in our parking lot. Cool! They are filming the show here all next week.
So we walked along the waterfront, admiring the boats and listening to their summer music series, which was great.
We ate dinner at Gahan Brewery (although we just missed the 5pm tour), and ate all we could for far less than the Lobster Suppers (I still have lobster scars on my hands from Shediac Lobster Eating contest- heehee!). We like how our neighbors at different tables will strike up a conversation with us and at least acknowledge the others around them. It reminds be of friendly Mexico in that regard and is so nice.
We strolled Victoria Row with the sweater shops, the Anne of Green Gables (all Anne) shop, the Chocolatier shop, etc. Enjoyed the 19th century buildings, monuments, and houses. Wonderful!
It was a perfect evening with delightful cool winds on a rather warm day. Ahhh, to be in the Canadian Maritimes in July! We love it!
We drove just 2 miles across the water (via bridge) to our Southport Motel and RV Park, where they had a spot waiting for us on the water overlooking the sunset and old town
Ned and I had a glass of wine outside during sunset while the kids went to sleep in the rig. Our view of the first star coming out above the harbor lighthouse was quintessential! What a perfect ending to a delightful day!