Today was a whirlwind tour of the island...or at least some interesting parts that we could get to in a day. PEI is about the size of Delaware so its small but not really possible to do the whole island in one day.
We hit the road in our super cute zippy little car after breakfast. First stop was the Prince Edward Island National Park - Greenwich Area. This was on the north (St Lawrence) side on the eastern part of the island. We walked two trails - one that had a floating boardwalk over a pond to the dunes on the Gulf of St Lawrence and another that was a loop through meadows overlooking St Peter's Bay. Beautiful. Dogs are not allowed on the beaches from April thru October so we couldn't explore the beach or dunes but that's OK. We walked a total of 4.3 miles on the trails at Greenwich.
PEI is very agricultural with lots of fields of wheat and potatoes separated by pine hedgerows and goldenrod. Really lovely rolling hills.
After Greenwich, we worked our way west along the north shore of the island to Delvay and Stanhope Beaches, then thru little towns to Cavendish. This is the center of the Anne of Green Gables stuff and a real tourist trap. We didn't spend the $ to go to the Green Gables house and just drove on after an ice cream at Cows.
We then cut across the middle of the island to the south shore to Summerside. This was where we were going to dock at first and then skipped it and went to Charlottetown. So glad we did because Summerside is approximately nothing.
Victoria (or Victoria by the Sea). Some restaurants with lots of folks waiting, expensive food, some artsy shops, a range light. Next.
Back to Charlottetown for the evening. Dinner was a plate of fries with
"the works" - ground beef, pork, cheese curds, peas, carrots, brown gravy. We split one order. Yum.