I haven't done a blog post in almost two weeks because I've been "home" and home for me is Prince Edward Island - I've lived away from this beautiful place of my birth for over 30 years, but still I go back - hopefully, some day I will be able to stay there for a little longer than a couple of weeks at a time..
Since we only spent nine days on the "Island" we flew but we'll drive when we return in the fall for a couple of weeks. This is what you see from the air - farmers fields everywhere..just like a patchwork quilt.
The famous PEI potatoes are grown in many of those fields - when the potatoes are in season, you can buy them on the side of the road, just leave your money in the locked box and you're on your way. For many of you, Prince Edward Island means Anne of Green Gables, I so enjoyed those books when I was young and have read them numerous times since. Although I didn't visit Green Gables this time, I did stop by the post office - it was late in the day and it was closed, I would have gone in to see the exhibit.
This is the view we see every day when we open our blinds - it's just a little fishing village called Murray Harbour, it was bustling when we were there as the lobster season was just ending and the fishermen were landing their traps. We like to sit on our swing and just watch the comings and goings - can't get much more relaxing than that!
Lobster season means this.. lobsters bought right at the wharf - it just doesn't get much better - we need no fancy trimmings - just lobster, melted butter, and rolls from the bakery - and some beverages, of course!! We had seafood nearly every day we were there - clams, mussels, snow crab - love it all!! As always, click on the picture for a better view.
PEI is a haven for good food - we had these fried clam dinners at Sharkey's in Summerside - clams are my very favourite! The first night we were there we bought clams and live snow crab to steam - oh, it was good to be back!!!
We just have to walk across the bridge to the little restaurant called Brehaut's and we can order up a bowl of this delectable seafood chowder, we've tried a lot of chowders across the Island, this is as good as any we've tried on the Island and we've had a few - lobster, scallops, fish - oh, so good!! Notice that home made biscuit on the side - oh, my.... We finished it off with one of their homemade desserts,we had pecan pie that day and of course, it didn't disappoint!
And, while I'm on the subject of food - there's no better ice cream than COWS - this flavor was Fluff n Udder.
The beaches and shoreline of PEI are breathtaking - this is just a few minutes from my house.
If you are driving to PEI - you can cross onto the Island via the Confederation Bridge which is a 12 km drive or 8 miles or you can travel there by ferry.. My Dad used to work on this boat so this is always a place we go...
We love PEI!! It's no wonder it was just voted number 5 on the top islands of the world by Travel and Leisure Magazine - it's amazing - here's the link to the list.
Maybe you will make it to this beautiful land some day - once you're there, you won't want to leave...it always happens...