As there is no internet at the campground I wanted to activate our USB internet stick. I spent the morning fighting with Bell trying to do this, without success so far. I will tell the whole story once it is over. There is a resort next to the campground that has an open WIFI network so we sat in the parking lot and used it to post these entries.
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We did a looping drive up to the actual north cape of PEI, with a lot of stops on the way.
First up was Northport, which is off on a peninsula. The guide book said there was a view of a lighthouse. It was pretty far off.
We continues to the end of the road and Jennie got her first look, in a long while, at the red dirt.
Moving on we passed this long bright yellow field of something. I don’t think they are potatoes.
Next stop was Tignish Shore for another lighthouse, although this one was decommissioned and moved here for display.
It is sometimes open to climb but today the door was locked, although the windows were all open.
We had lunch and then walked up the beach a little.
Next was Jude’s Point where there was supposed to be a nice harbour and a fish market. There was only shellfish at the market. We wanted some fresh fish. There were some cans of pacific salmon and frozen Highliner fillets. We passed.
A lot of the boats were out of the water.
Next stop was the North Cape at the tip of the island. Of course there is a lighthouse.
There is also a large number of wind turbines.
And some nice headlands to scramble around.
There is a natural rock reef that extends out almost 2 km from the point. At low tide, which unfortunately was not now, you could walk out about a kilometer. You can see a bit of it poking out above the people in the picture below.
We walked around below the cliffs until it became clear that we would have to go back a fair way to get back up.
So we walked along the top for a while.
Some flowers in the fields and gardens of the visitor’s center
Moving on, we did see a nice little harbour.
Jennie loved all the daisies.
We wondered if the lobster season was over because we saw a lot of houses with buoys out being worked on.
and a lot with their boats up on blocks in the yard.
Our final stop was Skinner’s Pond to pay our respects.
and check out the beach.
It looked like an older walkway got buried.
And home we go.
I wonder how long it will take until we are sick of red sand. It is already all over the floor mats in the car.