North Cape Coastal Drive

Posted on August 22nd, 2011

We had two complete days to explore Prince Edward Island. On the first day we awoke to a driving rain. We talked to the man at the front desk as to when the rain was to let up. He replied, "not today - this one is gonna last".

One of our goals for our PEI visit was to see some of the 50 lighthouses on the island. We decided "if we get wet, we get wet. WE GOT WET!

After an 1 hour 30 minute drive, we stopped at the northernern most point on the island to see Cape North Lighthouse (pictured here). At Cape North we found our first PEI geocache. This photo shows a drenched Bob returning from the cache find.
After Cape North, we were cold and wet and decided that what we really wanted was some hot soup - specifically chowder. We stopped in Tignish, a town recommended by Chris' brother Dwight, and asked at a gas station as to where we could get some chowder. They recommended Cousins Diner and Gunners Pub. We warmed up with seafood chowder and mussels.
On the porch at Cousin's we had a weather discussion with a couple of gentlemen from the area. We complained about the heat and drought in Texas, while they complained about the cold and rainin Tignish. They said that it had been 20 years since they had seen that much rain. Others we talked claimed that they had never seen this much summer rain.
We saw two more lighthouses during our rainy day drive: West Point Light and Cape Egmont Light.

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