Seafood in Charlottetown
Trip Start Jul 24, 2013
104Trip End Nov 04, 2013
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Richard stirred around 7.30am I was finished with writing the blog so I made us coffee before breakfast and a showered. The people in the adjoining cottage were already up can hear the noise from their bathroom (Shower). We were thinking of staying an extra night here but with the views of both sides of the island being similar we thought an extra night in Hopewell Cape in New Brunswick would be better for seeing extra sights. Sent an email to Owner of Artisan Suites requesting an extra night so we will wait and see if we can before I start booking in Nova Scotia.
Today we thought we would go and explore the Capitol of PEI Charlottetown and sample the famous seafood seeing the island is developing a global reputation as a premier destination for food lovers.
Saw more mussel farms at Winter Lake passed many chalets, cottages, B&B's and motels all over the island a real tourist place with its rich soil to grow mainly potatoes by the looks of it plus blueberries, strawberries, corn and other products plus raise cattle for meat and diary cows.
Being a small island it doesn't take long to reach the outer suburbs of Charlottetown pulled over for Richard to key in a destination at the Waterfront near the Information Centre for self guide tours which the lady noted we already had. Seeing there is metered parking we followed the lady's advice and parked across the road in Water Street where it was free in front of some homes. Met a lovely Lebanese man from Lebanon sitting on his porch who knew a lot about Australia but we had to get away because he just wanted to talk all day.
Followed the walking guide on the map when a young lass thought we were lost and mentioned some good eating places for seafood. Richard was picking up chestnuts from the ground under the big chestnut tree and the lass told Richard which ones were good and how to cook them.
Looked at a few more buildings but the hunger pains set in so we scrolled through the PEI Restaurant Guide to find a suitable place to eat but the lunch menu's were only sandwiches or burgers no seafood platters. This we would have to wait and have in the evening. Passed quite a few places but they didn't look to attractive and not many people inside and the ones we did want to go to were closed. Decided on Merchant Man bad mistake this is a pub we shared the Chilli Mussels, Richard had Haddock and chips I had Seafood Chowder. For $45.00 including tip we would have had a better meal at Don's down at Hillarys it was only pub food Richard said the fish was tasteless and my chowder had more potato than seafood.
double white lines.
looked like a Ski Lift at Brickvale Provincial Park then drove through a spruce plantation then back to the rolling farm fields where we came through yesterday to Hunt River and Blue Crest
I was feeling to well the Seafood Chowder didn't agree with me so unfortunately I spent some time in the bathroom till I was better. After a hot drink I was right again Richard was relaxing with his ipad before getting some more DVD's I sent an email to Terry's son David in Nova Scotia saying when we were coming and some suggestions on sights to see.
Seeing we were not hungry we just had bake beans on toast with sliced pineapple. I caught up with downloading the photos on Travelpod only have one day in Quebec to do and I will be all up to date. Watched one of Richards DVD's with him got the pulse rate moving before bed. Checked Skype and John wasn't online and it was late after 10.00pm so bedtime for us.