I went over to PEI for two nights to visit my cousin Christine, and to meet her husband Tim, and their two-year old Lucas. She has been living in London, England for years. We haven’t seen each other probably since high school!
Julie and her friend Sue were heading over to PEI after they got back from Newfoundland, so we travelled on the ferry together.
We made it on the bigger ferry so we had COWS ice cream!!
It was a beautiful sunny day on the way over.
Christine, Tim, Lucas, and I drove around on Monday, stopping in Cavendish for some touristy shopping, and New Glasgow for the Preserves company, and then we had lunch in North Rustico at the Blue Mussel where I had a big haddock burger (3 layers of haddock!) and the best ol’ fashioned, stick with you all day, carrot cake.
Uncle Joe insisted that we go to the Ceilidh in Brackley Beach on Monday night. Cynthia MacLeod was there playing her fiddle. She was joined by Leon Gallant on harmonica and guitar, and Mike Pendergast on accordion and guitar. Cynthia’s cousin and father also joined in step-dancing on a couple numbers!
Now I’m more of a banjo lover than a fiddle lover, but I can get into live music of almost any kind. The energy was really high in the little community centre. And maybe not surprisingly for PEI in the summer, most of the crowd at the ceilidh was from Ontario!
The ferry ride back last night was the windiest ferry ride I’ve ever been on! I always stand outside and watch the water and look for seals and porpoises. I didn’t see either on this trip, probably because there were waves and it was harder to spot them. But yesterday afternoon it was so windy I had to put away my iPhone because even with two hands, it was buffeting around too much in the wind for my liking!