August 10, 2013

August 10, 2013 Day 80   Northumberland Strait
Silver Fox Yacht and Curling Club
Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Saturday usually means farmers’ market day, and this was no exception.   It was a short walk from the marina and we enjoyed browsing the variety of booths of meat, baked goods, pottery, knitting, vegetables, etc.  We came back with PEI potatoes, local wine, and a gift!

We got a few chores done and then after lunch drove with Ron and Lisa to Charlottetown, the capital andbirthplace of the Confederation.  We walked around the harbor area and the downtown area. First stop was Cows Ice Cream which is made in Charlottetown and is excellent.  We went in a few shops and took pictures of some of the historical buildings and churches.  We drove over to the Civic Center and wandered around their Old Home Week events, (similar to a county fair) with fiddlers, harness racing, carnival, animal judging. We did not get back until 10pm. 

Cow's Ice Cream!

Outdoor cafes are popular in Charlottetown
St. Paul's Anglican Church

St. Dunstan's Basilica
Warming up for the harness race
We feel that we have seen quite a bit of the island now and will prepare to leave tomorrow if the winds die down.  We are not sure if we will go to an anchorage or a marina.