Saturday, September 26, 2015

Three very different places

Last night we ate dinner in sophisticated Charlottetown, this morning we wandered around a little village that was lost in time (Victoria by the Sea on PEI) and this afternoon we explored the sea worn rocks at Hopewell Cape in New Brunswick. The more different spots you could not imagine.

Here are some photos to show you what I mean.

Morning sun on the sandstone building blocks of most of Charlottetown's old buildings...

A sophisticate steakhouse and oyster bar in an old brick building...

Two well-known eating establishments in downtown Charlottetown.

We just enjoyed authentic Napoli pizza and Italian wine at Piatto.

Now for something completely different....  Victoria by the Sea, a small village bypassed by the highway that has kept its old time feeling.

The view across the harobut. This is quintessential PEI.

Just about every house has a huge woodpile for heating in the winter.

Looking across the water past old houses to the red cliffs.

Next we are in New Brunswick at the world famous Hopewell Rocks, also known as the flowerpot rocks that have been carved by wind and sea into amazingly tall creations. Here you can go down a big staircase to the beach when the tide is out and walk along the ocean floor 20 to 30 feet below the water level at high tide.

We are posing in front of an arch that is pretty well inundated at high tide

The water flows very fast out of this bay leaving it almost completely mud flats every day. The river that flows into this part of the bay is known as the Chocolate River because when the tide goes out the reddish-brown river banks glisten like melted chocolate.

We have three days in New Brunswick before we take the bus into the province of Quebec. I'll keep you posted about what we discover.


  1. I have always wanted to see Hopewell Rocks.
    What a wonderful trip you are taking.
    So much fun.

    cheers, parsnip

  2. Charlottetown's one of the prettiest towns in the country. I've been to Hopewell a couple of times- amazing to watch the power of the tides.


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