Touring Prince Edward Island – Part 2

Summerside.

Summerside is a lovely town. We had lunch with friends in a fabulous cafe called Samuel’s, where the food is delicious and the coffee is magnificent.

Afterwards, we walked down to the shore where we looked out over Northumberland Strait and enjoyed the view. The lighthouse here is absolutely beautiful.

2015-10-05 12.41.20 Summerside, PEI
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We also visited an antique store run by the aunt and uncle of my students in Australia.
I was delighted to find some vintage postcards of places Sean and I had visited on this very trip. What perfect souvenirs to take home!

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Click here to read about how I dated the postcard of Port Dalhousie to about 1930. 

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The caption on the back of this card reads “Our holiday here, Dec. 1949”

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Bedeque.

This is a lovely rural area with houses that look like they came out of storybooks – like most of the houses on the island, in fact.
2015-10-05 16.03.23 Bedeque, PEI

The red dirt of PEI provides a vivid contrast to the green of the grass and the blue of the sea.

2015-10-05 16.15.30 Lower Bedeque, PEI

As mentioned in a previous post, we visited the school where Lucy Maud Montgomery taught at Lower Bedeque.

Victoria-By-The-Sea.

The restaurant on the pier at this idyllic fishing town is famous for its fabulous seafood – it’s hard to imagine how you’d get it any fresher.

2015-10-05 16.53.36 Range Light, Victoria-By-The-Sea, PEI

This is my favourite lighthouse. Ever.
Apparently, it’s a smaller version called a range light. As far as I’m concerned, that’s a technicality. I just love it.

The Pinette River at Belfast.

2015-10-05 18.31.14 Belfast, PEI

Point Prim.

2015-10-05 18.49.31 Point Prim, PEI

The Point Prim Chowder House.

2015-10-05 18.52.08 Point Prim Lighthouse, PEI

Looking from the chowder house to the Point Prim lighthouse.

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This flat rock was where Sean and I stepped into the cold, cold water of Northumberland Strait. Mother Nature blessed our being there with the most beautiful harmony of sky reflected on water.

I love this place and this picture so much, I used  it as the cover for my book, New Horizons.

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The Point Prim lighthouse. Is this place not perfection?

Macaulay’s Wharf. 

Even though it was getting late, we had to visit here because my grandmother’s maiden name was Macauley, and that’s good enough for me.

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Does this island love me, or what?

Leaving. 

We left our hire car at Charlottetown Airport and flew to Montreal via Halifax.

2015-10-06 08.55.54 Leaving on a Propeller Plane, Charlottetown Airport, PEI

Sean and I were surprised that for the first leg of this journey, we could sit beside each other and both still have a window seat.

2015-10-06 08.59.17 Everyone gets a window seat, Charlottetown Airport, PEI

We were both sad to leave. I watched out the window until I couldn’t see the island anymore.

2015-10-06 09.13.25 Flying over Northumberland Strait

 

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