Saturday, July 28, 2012

Canada Day 51, July 27, 2012

We did some sightseeing (lighthouses), had a nice lunch of scallops, did some shopping and saw another lighthouse.  Then, on the way home, we stopped at the Cheese Lady’s for some more gouda.  We were home by cocktail time so we could watch the opening ceremonies of the London Olympics.  CTV, a Canadian over the air tv station is broadcasting the entire opening ceremonies.

Our first lighthouses were the Back and Front Brighton Beach Lighthouses.  We had seen them from a much greater distance yesterday.  DSC02042DSC02044

Next, we drove down by the waterfront, where we saw this horse drawn trolley.  This is the first one of these we have seenDSC02046

We had lunch of fried scallops with a Caesar Salad.  Marilyn also had a delicious seafood chowder, and I ordered a side of fries.

Next stop was Province House where PEI’s legislature has met since 1847.  As we arrived, a group of actors were discussing whether PEI should or should not join the federal government. DSC02047   This discussion takes place every afternoon at 1:00OPM.  Here is a picture of the Speaker’s desk and the Pillow on which rests the Mace when the legislature is in session. DSC02048  On the other side of the second floor, PEI maintains the room, tables etc. used during  the 1864 conference where Confederation of the Provinces was discussed.  Present at the conference were the four maritime provinces that organized the conference, and Canada (Upper and Lower Canada then, and Quebec and Ontario now).  The final conference was in London and the signing was on July 1, 1867.  PEI did not join until 6 years later.  DSC02049DSC02050DSC02051

Next up was the Hazzard Point Range Light.  It is on private property, so our picture is from the rear. DSC02053-001  On the way back to the house, we stopped to get some more Gouda Cheese from the Cheese Lady.

That would appear to be it for today.  Type at you later.

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