Quintessential PEI Too

Dramatic red cliffs border much of PEI

Betty convinced me to start a new post of PEI pics, rather than add to our previous post, as not everyone would scroll to the bottom to see the additions.

From Panmure Island Provincial Park we travelled the coastal road to the eastern tip of the province, appropriately called East Point. Unfortunately, much of this scenic road is in fairly poor condition, and is not actually following the coastline.

Taking the plunge at Basin Head

The heatwave has continued, so young people gathered on many bridges we crossed, jumping into the cooling waters below. The most popular spot for this was Basin Head Provincial Park, where the wharfs border a deep channel, providing a safe (lifeguarded) location for young and older to plunge into the salty waters below a footbridge.

Three at a time…
Here they go!
Should have posted a video…
A popular way to cool off as the heat wave continues















Our campsite at Linkletter includes about 120′ of waterfront, and is about 120′ deep.

From East Point we travelled cross-country to Linkletter Provincial Park, just west of Summerside, PEI’s second largest city. At our huge campsite Betty & I can see the Confederation Bridge in the distance, and watch the tides ebb and flo.

Today we took a day trip to the North Cape, the most northwesterly point of PEI. On our way we stopped at The Canadian Potato Museum for some great fries and loaded potato skins, and took a tour through the Stompin’ Tom Centre in Skinners Pond.

Our tranquil setting at Linkletter Provincial Park, with the Confederation Bridge in the distance.
Making a pilgrimage to the Canadian Potato Museum (LOL)
So many potato choices on PEI!
Remembering Canadian Country Music Legend Stompin’ Tom Connors
The actual one-room schoolhouse in Skinners Pond where Stompin’ Tom went to school.
The lighthouse at North Cape, PEI’s most northwesterly point
Visiting the East Point Lighthouse
Green topped red cliff & beach at Basin Head
The popular Singing Sands beach at Basin Head, PEI
Aiming for a sore back…
Îles de la Madeleine ferry passes Basin Head, PEI
Loading the lobster traps in Summerside
Betty & Charlie take a stroll at North Cape, PEI
Looking toward our Linkletter campsite at low tide
The specks in the distance are Betty & Charlie walking in the Northumberland Strait at low tide. They went further out, but the pic doesn’t even show them as specks…
The tide at our LInkletter campsite is either part way in or part way out…
Almost high tide, as the sun begins to set at Linkletter Provincial Park
Our unserviced campsite (#68) runs from the post to the water. Our solar system has contributed to a very comfortable stay.
Chocolate-covered potato chips from Cows. Betty says “What could be better!” LOL

In the end Betty & I spent almost two weeks on Prince Edward Island, which was longer than we originally intended. It is a very rural, tranquil island, where the favourite saying, at least from young people, was “no worries!”. PEI is a great place to relax and unwind, whether for a few days, a few weeks, or longer. We certainly enjoyed this restful stay, and look forward to future visits.


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