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French River, PEI

Cabot Beach Beach

Harvest from Land and Sea



Drove from Green Park to Cabot Beach Provincial Park along the Northern Coastline of PEI. Cabot Beach is in Malpeque which is the site of the famous Malpeque oysters. Boy are they ever tasty - sweet but a little salty at the same time. We drove to Cavendish, home of Anne of Green Gables and all things Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author. On the way back, we stopped at Stanley Bridge at an oyster bar and had wonderful Malpeque oysters and steamed mussels. Excellent!!!! While there, we saw the local teenagers jumping from Stanley Bridge into the channel under the bridge - now we know why one of the drinks at the bar was called Stanley Jumper.

This section of the island - called Anne's Land (not surprisingly) - is really quite lovely. Rolling hills, potato fields leading everywhere and on every side by water. It is quite interesting how there is an equal measure of harvest from the fields and from the sea. The homes look prosperous and neat. It seems as though every property has some sweeping view of the sea whether it be farmland or harbor. The architecture is also quite nice - similar to what you might see in New England but also reminiscent of England, Wales and Scotland.

We have met many French-speaking Canadians - most of whom speak pretty good English, thankfully. I am not having any trouble reading the French or even understanding it but there is definitely a "coolness" between the Canadians we have met who are from the English speaking areas and the French Canadians - kinda like how the northerners and southerners treat each other. Interesting!

The photos hopefully show how linked the sea and land are on this island.

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