Where in the world are Wayne and Donna heading now travel blog

there's is no fort at the fort...............just a lighthouse!

Happy Birthday Wayne!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Leaving Summerside and our beach front campsite we move back to Harrington where we intend enjoy some of the weekend fun in Ctown as they call Charlottetown here. First though it is beach time at last as we spend the afternoon perched on Brackley Beach with chairs and books. It is great fun watching the kids and even test out the waters ourselves. The water is cooler than in Summerside but beautifully clean with no weeds or evil jellyfish spotted by Donna. The breeze makes the temperature perfect and clean air helps Donna’s allergies which have hit hard the last few days.

We have been told there is a Celtic music jam at the Triangle Irish pub in town. It turns out to be pretty slow and very warm at the pub so we head to the streets where there is music every night at a couple of venues. An excellent band is at Victoria Row so we enjoy their final set then watch the Audio-visual show projected on the outside wall of the Confederation Center. It is so nice just strolling the streets and soaking in the ambience of this pretty downtown.

4 August

Wayne heads out to take in some morning pickleball with the friendly folks in nearby Stratford. They have a small group as did Summerside and they seem to lack the instruction that we have at home that encourages newcomers to learn the game. We are so fortunate in Parksville to have experienced players that spend much of their time helping teach and welcoming anyone interested in learning to play. Thanks Jim, Mike, Hugh, Ian and the rest of the gang!!!

The afternoon is spent cruising the last section of south coast we haven’t visited. That includes Fort Amherst National Park with its wonderful views of downtown Ctown across the harbour. There is a beautiful monument to the displaced Acadian folks of PEI explaining their plight and the hardships they faced. There remains a strong, proud Acadian presence on the island to this day as this resilient group have managed to prosper despite the many challenges over the centuries.

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