As the pandemic rolls on it seems like a good time to go back and revisit some of last year's pleasures. One of my Top 10 from 2019 was the day I spent in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Come along with me as I take a look back.
|Finally made it to Prince Edward Island.|
I've been fascinated with Canada's three Maritime
Provinces for years.
|Our ship, Holland America's Veendam, arrived|
about 9AM on September 25th.
|After stepping off the ship we entered this large|
building which is sort of a welcome hall. Gifts,
tours, and information are available.
|Neat opportunity to say hello to a|
Canadian Mountie. No, that is not me, I'm
snapping the picture. 😉
|I love maps.|
Here is a gorgeous large map of PEI.
|Just outside the terminal is an attractive park|
with a neat sign showing how to get around
|Walking into town I admired this persons mailbox.|
Could I get away with this on my mailbox in Seattle?
Probably not but I wish I could.
|As I passed Water Street Fish & Chips I said to myself,|
"Going back there for lunch!"
I love fish and chips!
|I am impressed with churches and spiritual places.|
This is St. Dunstan's Basilica, opened in 1919.
Interesting coincidence, 100 years ago.
Three earlier churches stood on this site
opening in 1816, 1847, and 1907.
|The interior is wonderful.|
|I loved the many stained glass windows.|
|Back in the "heart" of the city.|
Hey, look at that familiar coffee shop on the left.
Guess where their home is!
|Very cool memorial to Sir John A Macdonald|
who became Canada's first Prime Minister.
|In a shop window I spotted this.|
Impressive to say the least.
I hope you can read it.
|I had an excellent encounter with the owner of a shop|
called Bayberry Lane. Entrance by signboard
on the sidewalk, "GIFTS"
|This photo is from Bayberry Lane's Facebook page.|
Inside the shop I found some interesting socks.
The shop owner happened to be at the register for
checkout and told me his story about the socks.
See next photo.
|These are Thermohair socks, made in Canada.|
The shop owner told me to take them home and put
them on. If they didn't make me smile, return them
and he would refund my purchase.
When I got home I ended up ordering more!
|Time for lunch.|
Back to Water St Fish & Chips
Ordered the house special.
This was some of the best fish and chips
I have ever eaten. Amazing!
|Heading back to the ship now.|
I have to admit this sign is a good way to
remember what the year was.
|This is the kind of place you probably won't find|
in a big city port. A neat place to sit and relax
and watch the ships.
|Now that I'm back home it is fun to take a|
virtual journey back by looking over
|More recently (in 2020) I discovered|
an interesting thing called a Moose Fart.
The first time I heard of it was via one of my
favorite blogs, Island Musings, as a no-bake cookie.
On Charlottetown's website they offered this liquid version.