Posted by: sunnyharvy | September 15, 2012

Southcoast cruising

We spent the morning thoroughly enjoying all that Victoria has to offer. This included an early morning photo walk, pancakes with chocolate chips at the Chocolate Festival, visiting with the locals, and a tour of a studio filled with work by incredibly talented local artisans including a mom, dad, and daughter as well as their friends.

Can you recognize the tourist in this photo?

Our coastal tour of the island continued in an easterly direction at 12:15 through bucolic countryside with fields of corn, hay and potatoes covering rolling hills. PEI is much different than any of the other Canadian Maritime Provinces we’ve visited. It is so interesting to see how unique each one of them is. Where Newfoundland and Nova Scotia had practically no farms, PEI is almost nothing but. It’s all about the dirt, which PEI has in abundance while NF and NS are mostly rock with very little soil.

Heading out to Point Prim we came upon another roadside curiosity – Hannah’s Bottle Village. The creator keeps it open for free self-guided public tours and collects donations for a children’s hospital.

We visited two more lighthouses. Port Prim, which is the oldest in PEI and Cape Bear at the southeastern most point.

We settled in for the night with our new acquaintances, Larry and Wendy Siebrands in Murray Harbor. They are registered as hosts on They graciously welcomed us to camp in their driveway and share a glass of wine around their backyard campfire.

We look forward to exploring this area tomorrow.

Signs, signs, everywhere signs.


Windy & cloudy morning, sunny and warm afternoon. 113 miles

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