We started today by driving to Port La Joye / Fort Amherst, just west of Charlottetown, PEI. Almost every place here has a former name. Prince Edward Island was Ile Saint-Jean; and Fort Amherst was Port La Joye (the capitol of Ile Saint-Jean when it was controlled by France). Other than some earthworks, there is not much left of either fort. If you are interested in a little history and taking pictures of some lighthouses, then this is a national park worth visiting. With a little walking around, we saw five lighthouses from Fort Amherst.
The first light we saw was that of Blockhouse Point. While we were observing this light, some young ladies from Ontario, on a vacation proposed and funded by one of their husbands, asked if we would take their group picture with each of their 5 cameras. Afterwards, they took a picture of the two of us.
Driving back to Charlottetown, we stopped at the Cows Creamery for pictures and a taste of the “best" ice-cream in Canada. It says it is a premium ice-cream due to its 16% fat content. It is only made on PEI, and compares to Ben & Jerry’s. The taste was good, but the tour was not really worth the C$6.00 each. Cows has sister companies that farm for oysters in Cavendish, and make Green Gables Chocolates next to the creamery. The chocolate covered potato chips were good, but too expensive to purchase.
Last, before driving back to the house, was a stop at the grocery store.
That’s it for now. Type at you later.