Another beautiful day means another road trip to a new part of the island.

A 332km drive to the SE corner of the island.

We started out our day by heading to the Summerside COVID testing site for our mandatory follow up COVID test after our arrival in PEI. Negative again. Their organization and no nonsense approach to the whole situation is quite refreshing. After that, it was off to the SE corner of the island.

After passing through Charlottetown our first stop was Point Prim. The lighthouse here is the oldest in PEI, built in 1845. It is also the only round brick lighthouse in Canada.
Our luck with the autumn colours is still holding.
The Cape Bear Lighthouse built in 1881. It is unfortunate that nearly all museums, lighthouses and points of interest are closed at this time of year. However the upside is you never have to worry about crowds.
The beautiful coastlines and red soil make this a wonderful place to photograph.
This smaller lighthouse just down from the Cape Bear lighthouse was on Beach Point. We are finding that it is so worthwhile to simply drive down some of the unmarked roadways to see what is at the end.

We were able to find an open diner in Murray River and enjoyed a tasty meal at Millstone Grill. Certainly we had heard about east coast hospitality and we can now attest that it is very true. The staff here, as they have been at every place we have stopped have been exceptional.

When we arrived in Montague we continued our quest to visit all the breweries on the island. The oatmeal stout I had at Copper Bottom Brewery was amongst the best I have had since we have been here. The town itself is beautiful and we look forward to returning here next month for a visit.
As we wrapped up the day we tried to stay off the main roads and were amply rewarded.
Great colours in the rearview mirror as we head home.

Welcome to our travel blog. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to say, "I'm out of here?" Well we did, and in 2013 we made it a reality. We sold or gave away all of our possessions other than what fit in our luggage and we set off on an endless adventure. Part of our goal is to share our experiences with others and hopefully provide some information, motivation, or just a moments escape. The general idea was to look for a place that would be ideal to settle down in. However in the meantime it is about experiencing life in different countries amongst different cultures and learning how to understand and appreciate each other. A large part of our time is spent housesitting which provides an excellent opportunity to experience more of the "normal" neighbourhoods as opposed to the tourist locales. Though we make sure to enjoy those as well. So through plenty of photographs and a running commentary come and share with us our life on the road.

1 comment on “Lighthouses and Fall Colours

  1. It is a beautiful province and you have shown it off beautifully with your awesome photos.
    I just love that red, iron rich soil
    Rémy says hello!

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