Prince Edward Island – Leads to Kim’s only regret on her Maritimes trip

 

 

Well folks – now that I have your attention!  Lol – Kim’s only regret is that she didn’t plan more time on Prince Edward Island.  She absolutely loved PEI – What’s not to love?  Great food, Great scenery, Great Beaches, Great People!  She had a jam packed 2 and a half days.

But first, let’s start with how she got here….. She spent her last evening in Alma, New Brunswick at the Falconridge Bed and Breakfast.  The B and B was in a beautiful spot, high on the hill, overlooking the Bay of Fundy.  The owners were lovely people and prepared a wonderful breakfast for her.  Unfortunately the day turned out to be one filled with rain…but Kim made the best of it.  First up – sticky buns at Kelly’s bakery – of course!  She then headed to Hopewell Rocks to walk the ocean floor.  It was cold and pouring rain, but when you only have one day “suck it up princess! ”  lol.  Check it out!

 

 

Time to keep moving….onwards to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.  Kim made her way across the 14 km Confederation Bridge…..she couldn’t see anything past a few feet ahead of her, it was raining so much.  But….she made it to her Air B and B in Old Charlottetown which was a great find.  It was walking distance to great restaurants and shops…..and very close to the tour she had planned for the next day.   You guessed it – a food/walking tour.

Kim loved this tour.  It gave her a good history of Charlottetown and she met a great group of ladies from Ontario.  They adopted Kim for the day ……  and it turned out they were headed to the same event she was planning to attend that night – bonus!

First…..here are some pictures from the walking/food tour:

 

That evening Kim and her new Ontario friends went to Harbourfeast….  part of PEIs September Fall Festival.  They were treated to some amazing food – starting with seafood tasting stations and followed by a sit down 3 course meal.  The celebrity chef for the evening was Chuck Hughes.   (truth be told – Kim didn’t know who he was….but the others did and they schooled her!  Good thing they did – picture opportunity!). Kim loved this event – what could be better than great food and great people.  Turns out there were a group of great ladies sitting beside them – all from Saskatchewan.  It’s a small world folks!

 

That was a busy, fun filled day.   One more full day left….what to do?  Jump in the car and drive around central PEI.  Kim didn’t have time to tour the entire island (she is determined to go back to PEI one day and take it all in…..) so she had to plan out her destinations.

So… she enjoyed the places she did see…all along the Central Coastal Drive.

A few highlights:  PEI National Parks – Brackely, Dalvay and Cavendish.  Amazing views and beaches!

 

Kim stopped for lunch at North Rustica at a great restaurant called the Blue Mussel Cafe – where their motto is “the seafood is fresh within hours, not days” and they literally harvest the mussels less than a mile away.  Amazing seafood chowder – Kim said the blueberry ale (made from blueberries in PEI) wasn’t too shabby either.

Kim also stopped at some artisan places along the way and of course, bought some pottery – her other “vice”.

But, she said she really enjoyed this shop along the way – they make their soap with goat’s milk – very cool.  Thriving business that sells online all around the world.

 

I know, I know, you are wondering where are the Ann of Green Gables pictures.  Here they are for you die-hard “Anne with an “E”” fans:

 

 

Next up – teacup rock.  It is like “Hopewell Rocks” lite :). Beautiful spot – short walk to see it and the last stop on the driving tour.

 

 

A trip to PEI wouldn’t be complete if you don’t make it to New Glasgow and have their lobster supper.  This has been a tradition for years and years…..order your lobster, put on a bib, and make it happen!

 

 

Well folks – I can see why Kim said this was the only regret so far on her Maritime trip – she needs more time to explore PEI.  So, she will be back!

Today she headed to Cape Breton Island, where she will stay for a few days. She took the ferry from PEI to Nova Scotia….. but before she did, she made one last stop to the beautiful Port Prim lighthouse.

 

Later folks – thanks for joining us on Kim’s adventures!  Stay tuned – I can’t wait to hear about Cape Breton Island – paws crossed for good weather!

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Have a paw some day! Teddy 🙂

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