One of my Favorite Days Yet

Trip Start Jun 29, 2010
Trip End Oct 24, 2010

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West Point Provincial Park

Flag of Canada  , Prince Edward Island,
Sunday, August 29, 2010

It's Sunday.  Went down to Spinnaker's Landing to the VIC and got info on Summerside.  There are a bunch of stores at the Landing and had fun shopping.  There was a cool celtic store and the lady is from Dawson Creek, been in the maritimes for 10 years now. 

I was really hungry, found a seafood restaurant on the water and had a big bowl of mussels - I was so full after!  Then I wondered through Summerside and saw some of the murals. It was pretty quiet - oh yeah - Sunday! 

Decided I would drive 'up west' - the west side of PEI taking the North Cape Coastal Drive.  It wasn't long before I see this huge church.  Pulled over and got some pics.  I know I have some info somewhere - will have to dig it up. 

Not too far up the road I see what's left of a church - not sure what happened to it but just the steeple is left.  Looks like the land is being made into a rest type area with plants and picnic tables.  There weren't any signs except 1862 - 1962 so will have to do some googling.  

My next stop was in Cap-Egmont to see the bottle houses. This fellow decided to build the first one after seeing a bottle house on Vancouver Island.  There are several buildings now, the chapel, the gabled house and the tavern - over 25,000 bottles were used.  The 'bottle' was built by the grandsons just recently.  The gardens are absolutely beautiful and peaceful.  This place was just...magical.  I could have spent the whole afternoon here.  

Back on the road, I made my way to West Point and Cedar Dunes Provincial Park.  Went to see the lighthouse which was built in 1875.  They have a museum and I got to climb to the top.  Was a great view!  The last set of stairs to the top was pretty much a ladder and I was very careful!  TIP:  not the best idea to climb ladders wearing a skirt. 

I went down to the beach and put my feet in the water - the Atlantic Ocean.  I was walking the beach and found my first piece of sea glass!  It was small but hey - fun!  It was getting late - 7pm ish so got a site at the provincial park for the night.  A pretty spot, watched the sun set.

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m/d on

can sense the peacefulness.....

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