We started our tour of the Points East Coastal Drive this morning. It’s COLD again!!!! We had a nice day of driving and made several stops to look at shops and such.
One interesting stop was at the Point Prim Lighthouse which was built in 1845. It’s the oldest lighthouse on the island. We have a couple of photos of it, one with the View sitting out front. It was not open yet—-unfortunately we are finding most things are not open yet. But we did get a good visit to the area and it was at the farthest point of the island.
We stopped at the Rossignol Winery, which was an interesting stop. Their wine is made from locally grown grapes and they specialize in fruity, dessert wines. It also had a beautiful setting.
We stopped in St. Peter’s, a coastal town, and had fish and chips for lunch. Unfortunately, our expectations are hardly ever met. Or maybe we just don’t eat fried foods anymore—–the fish was local haddock, and the fish was good, but the batter was, well, too much. What we wouldn’t give for a good old fish fry at ZIGGIE’S house!!!!
We stopped at the Great Canadian Soap Shop where they make soap from the goat’s milk. The girl who waited on us is actually a vet student who is milking the goats for the summer. It’s a small operation and they make the soap right beside the goat pen.
We visited another couple of shops before stopping for the day at a KOA campground in Cavendish. We will tour Lucy Maud’s home place tomorrow, and then head for the North Cape Coastal Drive.
We continue to enjoy the scenery. The farms are huge and many farmers were plowing their fields today. It’s hard to imagine a farmer looking at the ocean, but these farms come right up to the edge of the ocean.
You will see a photo of a little schoolhouse we found in a little village called Orwell Cove. Beside the schoolhouse is a tree with a swing still hanging from it. It really made a beautiful photo.