Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Aug 30th

This was Island Tour Day.

We are going to take the day and follow the Blue Heron Coastal Drive, that circles the coastal region on the Central part of PEI... A total of 198 Kms. You'd think that we'd only have been gone an hour or so... but no. We are now professional tourists. We are going to park the car and get out and look around at the slightest provocation! The grand tour would take us seven and one half hours! and we have pics to prove it...

Not even more than a couple of kilometers in and I insist Didier take a pic of the country side. Just east of DeSable, the first picture of the day. A more tranquil place on earth does not exist...


In another 20 minutes, we're at Fort Amherst / Port La Joye National Historic Site, and what would become a theme of the day ...the steadfast Lighthouse.

This is the first of three at the site and is the 'Blockhouse Point' lighthouse.



The cliff faces of the area never fail to impress...



...and impress...


...and impress...


Further on down the path we find another of the local Lighthouses.


And after being eaten alive by unseen evil mosquitos we return to the car, pass through Charlottetown for a bite to eat, and then on up to the Gulf of St Lawrence coast and make our next stop in North Rustico and find... a lighthouse!


You can't really tell form the photo but we were only about 5 minutes away from a total dowsing of a freak fast paced thunder-storm! And within 20 minutes it was over... in just the time it took to drive through Cavendish and stop off at Anne Of Green Gables...


Sure it's over the top commercialism... but look at this pic. of yours truly sipping on his Anne of Green Gables, Raspberry Cordial drink...


I think I could have a career in TV commercials! heh

On the return trip to the cottage we stopped off on a short dirt road that led to a little beach in Carleton Cove with a great view of the Bridge, so naturally, even though we already had more than a dozen pictures of it, we took some more...



And then just 5 kilometers from home we stopped off at what I think is THE archetypical PEI village. Victoria-by-the-sea, and lo... they have a Lighthouse!


There is also one Wharf that we visit to get great seafood, and even better pics. This is yours truly setting up for a shot...


...and here is the shot...


And this, my bloggy friends is what it's all really about... live, just caught, fresh off the boat lobster...

Awww-yea!

Seven and a half hours later, we return to the cottage, greeted by my parents.

After a short time it's 'that time' and back to the Wharf in Victoria to have a seafood dinner, and you guessed it... Lobster at Ruthie's Lobster House and Restaurant. It's situated right on the end of the wharf, with a great view of the Northumberland Strait, the beach and our cottage!

And when we returned home, this is who greeted us...



Not bad eh?

4 comments:

TICKLEBEAR said...

not bad???
its BEE-UUUUU-TI-FUUUULL!!!!
:)~

JB said...

My favourite part of P.E.I. is around 5:30am when the sun is just coming up...and there's a bit of mist over the fields. I've not seen a green anywhere in the world like the green of those fields.

Maria said...

I love the pic overlooking the cliff and the LOBSTERS - YUMMY!!

Misster Kitty said...

The reddest reds, greenest greens and bluest blues... all with sight of each other.