Monday, July 25, 2016

Points East Coastal Drive, P.E.I. - July 21, 2016

With calm winds and warmer temperatures, we drove about 250 miles of the Points East Coastal Drive. This drive on the eastern side of the Island goes around the coastal areas that has many bays and beaches. Getting to the coast we passed fields of those bright yellow canola flowers. Elmira has a railroad museum with a historic train station and a model train exhibit. At East Point, the northeastern most point on the Island, had a lighthouse and a visitor information center. Souris is a small town on the eastern end of the Island and a ferry port. The Clam Digger restaurant, in Georgetown, was were we had a nice lunch on the outside patio overlooking the bay.

We made a stop at a National Historic Site called “Roma”. Jean-Pierre Roma, a French entrepreneur, found the first trading post at this location in 1732. It survived for 13 years when the British and New Englanders burned the settlement. A reconstructed group of buildings have tour guides dressed in costumes of the time and talking in language of the period tell about the village.

We did cut the drive short so we returned driving through the city of Charlottetown, the capital of the province and arrived back to the campground about 5:30pm.

The temperature got to 81 degrees today and the folks up here were saying it was hot. We thought it comfortable- I guess it’s all a matter of how one is conditioned to the environment. We will be here until Saturday.