PEI: Lighthouses and Seals
Where does the time go? I’m not sure how this is already Wednesday…
Today we spent time visiting lighthouses. There are many (if you travel here, pick up the handy lighthouse guide to determine which ones are open for visiting) and last year we saw 4. It was one of the highlights of the entire trip for the kids. They talked about it for months. When asked what they wanted to do on this trip in the weeks leading up to our departure, they would answer “COWS ice cream and lighthouses”.
Today we headed towards the North-East of the island, as far East as we could go. We went to the lighthouse at Souris (a town and area I would love to explore more).
We climbed to the top and I did the same thing that I do every year I climb to the top of these lighthouses. Panic. I couldn’t climb all of them last year because they seemed steep and scary to me (Andy and my son did them all) but this year with my daughter aware that she didn’t want to miss out, I went ahead. Getting up is easy. Getting down is harder.
So despite the fact that I thought I would have a new home at the top of the lighthouse, I eventually did come down. They are really worth going up just for the view.
Next, we went as far East as possible to East Point. What a beautiful area. The breeze was high, the salt air rushing into my lungs, the stunning views. It was wonderful.
If we had more time, or in future years, we are planning to take a boat out and do some seal watching but for today, we at least were able to see some seals in the water near the East Point Lighthouse. It was amazing.
We ended up at St. Peter’s Bay for lunch and enjoyed another Food Network “You’ve Got to Eat Here” recommendation – Rick’s Fish and Chips. Possibly the best fish and chips I’ve ever had.
Another wonderful day – including more time at the cottage to play our new favourite game: Family touch football.
Oh, and today’s Operation Eat-Lobster-Everyday selection: Lobster caesar salad (paired with a clam chowder) from The Lobster Barn.
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