Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Staying with the Tourist Theme
Sunday we decided to play tourist again in our own area. So off we went to the Eastern end of Prince Edward Island. It was a beautiful day so we stopped at our local Robin's coffee shop for a large coffee and away we went!
The first place we headed to was East Point to look at the amazing wind farm. Our government has decided to invest in some alternative energy resourses and have built 2 wind farms, one in the east and one in the west. The one in the east is 10 huge windmills...the arms are each 100 feet long and over 200 feet high. What an amazing site.
Then we were off the The East Point Lighthouse...it is a very busy tourist attraction with guided tours, small resturant and a gift shop. The gift shop showcases local talent and has some unique items in the nautical theme. As we were there we could see the ferry for the Magdeline Islands going by. The coast line is breaktaking there.
Then we were off to Spry Point...wow, what beautiful beaches there...our next outing up that way will be to spend some time on the beach. I am not much of a beach person but I certainly could relax for a few hours there.
We had a great time and headed back home and along the way we stopped at a new resturant called Sir Issac's Pub. We had a delicious supper and what a beautiful job the decorator did with the decor!
That was our day as a tourist on Eastern Prince Edward Island!