Good Thing Our Brains Are Attached…..Things We Left Behind

@ East Point Lighthouse

What is this sign trying to tell me? @ East Point Lighthouse

Day 68   August 16   Prince Edward Island, Canada

Neither of us are usually super scatter-brained, but apparently the potential is there. Seems we left a few things behind in Canada. First we left behind, at a campground, our floor mat. And today, we drove off without our bike lock. What would be next…our brains? I guess it wouldn’t be a great loss, since we didn’t seem to be using them all the time anyways.

We enjoyed a nice morning/afternoon walk-a-bout in Charlottetown, PEI. There’s lots to do and see around this quaint small city. We visited, and by “visited” I mean “walked past” some interesting shops and restaurants, churches, art galleries, and stuff like that. When you’re visiting a city or town with your dogs in tow, often times, you just have to enjoy “walking past” stuff.

Art Gallery in Charlottetown, PEI

Art Gallery in Charlottetown, PEI

Art Gallery in Charlottetown, PEI

Charlottetown, PEI

Art Gallery in Charlottetown, PEI

Charlottetown, PEI

Charlottetown

Downtown Charlottetown

Charlottetown

Charlottetown

Charlottetown

Charlottetown

Pho Hung, in Charlottetown.  Perhaps the cousin of Low Hung.

Pho Hung, in Charlottetown. Perhaps the cousin of Low Hung.

Charlottetown

Charlottetown

A big Basilica in Charlottetown

A big Basilica in Charlottetown

Charlottetown

Celebrating 150 years of Confederation in Charlottetown, the birthplace of Canada.

After grabbing some fish and chips for lunch, which I must say, was the best fish and chips I’ve ever had (Not saying much, since I only eat fish and chips about once every 10 years or so. However, it was super tasty!!), we headed up Route 2 to explore the sites along the East Coastal Drive.

Lunch stop in Charlottetown

Lunch stop in Charlottetown

Obligatory cool church and graveyard on the East Coastal Drive.

Obligatory cool church and graveyard on the East Coastal Drive.

The hi-light of the day had to be discovering Greenwich National Park. (This is also the place where we ditched…uh, forgot/left behind, our bike lock).We took a little hike, and then returned to the space shuttle to grab our bikes and ride down to the beach, to the Greenwich Dunes. The scenery was gorgeous!

Hiking instructions at Greenwich National Park

Hiking instructions at Greenwich National Park

Greenwich National Park

Greenwich National Park

Greenwich National Park

Greenwich National Park

Greenwich National Park

Greenwich National Park

Greenwich National Park

Greenwich National Park

Greenwich National Park

Greenwich National Park

Greenwich National Park

Greenwich National Park

Greenwich National Park

Greenwich National Park

Greenwich National Park

Greenwich National Park

Greenwich National Park

Greenwich National Park

Look that way......

Look that way……

Portrait of our shoes

Portrait of our shoes

And we reached the ocean. Greenwich National Park

And we reached the ocean. Greenwich National Park

Greenwich National Park

Greenwich National Park

Man (Mark) and bike. Greenwich National Park

Man (Mark) and bike. Greenwich National Park

Greenwich National Park

Greenwich National Park

Greenwich National Park

Greenwich National Park

Next stop…the end of the world. We knew it, ‘cause the sign said so. East Point Lighthouse. This place had it all….great views, funny signs, gift shop with good music cd’s, and a cafe with delicious ice cream.

Roadside scenery on the East Coastal Drive

Roadside scenery on the East Coastal Drive

Roadside scenery on the East Coastal Drive

Roadside scenery on the East Coastal Drive

Roadside scenery on the East Coastal Drive

Roadside scenery on the East Coastal Drive

Roadside scenery on the East Coastal Drive

Roadside scenery on the East Coastal Drive

End of The World @ East Point Lighthouse

End of The World @ East Point Lighthouse

East Point Lighthouse

East Point Lighthouse

East Point Lighthouse

East Point Lighthouse

East Point Lighthouse

East Point Lighthouse

Great view of the super red rocky coast  @ East Point Lighthouse

Great view of the super red rocky coast @ East Point Lighthouse

End of the road @ East Point Lighthouse

End of the road @ East Point Lighthouse

@ East Point Lighthouse

I guess this means “caution” @ East Point Lighthouse

Continuing on the East Coastal Drive, we stopped for dinner at the Blue Fin, in Souris. The meal started out wonderfully, with an order of mussels, and seafood chowder. And the meal ended bizarrely, as we sampled a side order of Poutine.

Mark had insisted we give this national dish a second chance, so, we did. It was just as awful the second time. Poutine…..French Fries, covered in cheese and gravy…yuck!! I fail to see the appeal of this food.  How and why is this the national dish of Canada? Come on Canada, I know you can do better than this!

Souris

Souris

Dinner time in Souris

Dinner time in Souris

Old church in Souris

Old church in Souris

After dinner, awesome sunset in Souris

After dinner, awesome sunset in Souris

We stopped for the night at Red Point Provincial Park Campground. Really nice campground, with ocean views! Hard to beat! Loving life!

We Found Them!! The Best Oysters In The Whole World!

Cavendish National Park

Cavendish National Park

Day 67    August 15      Prince Edward Island, Canada

Since we were up early enough to enjoy the wonderful sunrise, we weren’t too upset when it started to rain. Prince Edward Island was throwing everything it had at us. First it was the mighty wind, now the rain and cold!

Rainy day on Prince Edward Island...

Rainy day on Prince Edward Island…

Today we drove part of the Central Coast Drive, otherwise known as Green Gables Shore. Apparently there was some connection to a well known Canadian author and her well known to Canadians book, “Anne of Green Gables.” Not being Canadian, I had no clue about this what-so-ever.

Still raining...still pretty...

Still raining…still pretty…

More sublime beauty...

More sublime beauty…

What I did have a clue about, was oysters. I love oysters. We stopped for lunch at the Oyster Barn in Malpeque, where the oysters are harvested right off the docks. The Oyster Barn was a little piece of heaven on this cold and rainy day. It was just a tiny, cozy hole-in-the-wall restaurant, with the absolutely best dang oysters I’ve ever had in my life! Spoiled me, I tell ya. I’ll never be able to eat other “lesser” oysters!

@Oyster Barn, in Malpeque

@ The Oyster Barn, in Malpeque

Best oysters in the world!!

Best oysters in the world!!

When there was a break in the rain, we took off to Cavendish National Park. And when it started raining again, we made a run for the space shuttle!

Cavendish National Park

Cavendish National Park

Cavendish National Park

Cavendish National Park

Mark & Dax @ Cavendish National Park

Mark & Dax @ Cavendish National Park

Cavendish National Park

Cavendish National Park

Cavendish National Park

Cavendish National Park

Cavendish National Park

Cavendish National Park

Cavendish National Park

Cavendish National Park

Cavendish National Park

Cavendish National Park

Cavendish National Park

Cavendish National Park

Starting to rain again...heading back to the space shuttle @ Cavendish National Park

Starting to rain again…heading back to the space shuttle @ Cavendish National Park

Cavendish National Park

Cavendish National Park

As the day progressed, one thing was becoming quite clear to us. PEI had the reddest dirt I’ve ever seen. And when red dirt gets wet, it runs bloody red everywhere…everywhere! The place was a mess!!

The rain showed no sign of letting up, so we cut our Central Coast Drive short, and headed towards Charlottetown. We got a camping spot at the Charlottetown KOA, where we hunkered down, defrosted our freezer, and spent the evening planning the rest of our trip.

Let's ride in the tree, under the awning, where it's dry...woohooo!!!

Let’s ride in the tree, under the awning, where it’s dry…woohooo!!!

 

Hey Gumby!! Look at me, I'm upside-down!

Hey Gumby!! Look at me, I’m upside-down!

Gumby & Pokey, camping in the rain.

Gumby & Pokey, camping in the rain.