Checking Our East Pei
Jul 28, 2012
|Today we were off to discover eastern PEI. Another beautiful drive. Unbelievable to see the large fields of potatoes, oats and wheat right on the oceans edge.
First stop was Montague, PEI. Nice little marina. Had a cup of coffee and some cookies we bought at the bakery.
Got information on Roma, just around the cove. It was a 1830's settlement that had been reconstructed and guides were dressed in period clothing. Very interesting. We took the short walk to the point and the view over the bay was awesome.
From there we drove a short distance to Georgetown. We'd read about Clam Diggers Beach House Restaurant right on the water. The write up in the book was not disappointing. Jim and I split the seafood platter, crab legs, 1/2 a lobster, the best grilled scallops, steamed mussels and grilled haddock. It was some of the best seafood we've had so far.
After we rolled ourselves out the the restaurant, we drove up to Rollo Bay the the Myriad View Artisan Distillery. It is PEI's first independent distillery. They distiller "Strait Shine" - 50% alc./vol., "Strait Lightning" - 75% alc./vol., "Strait Gin" 51%, "Strait Rum" - 57% and "Strait Pastis" (an anise flavor) - 45%. Let me tell you, that lightning would take your breath away! This was some strong stuff! It would put "lead in your pencil"!
From Rollo Bay we drove to St. Peters to the Blueberry Festival. Well, it was a bust, it really didn't start until Monday! So decided to head on back to the RVs.
Oh, wait, Jim and Echo started doing some whimpering and sobbing. You know what that means...had to find "Cows" ice cream! They are so hooked! That was our supper.
We decided to take another down day tomorrow, so paid our $12.50.
On the road on Tuesday. Hate to leave PEI, such a great place to visit.
Take care ~ God Bless!