Today was a beautiful, sunny day. The breakfast room is very bright and cheerful and looks out over a green lawn and line of Linden trees. Breakfast was yummy, too.
We first decided to drive to Kensington. We went through the back roads over the rolling hills. The colours of the leaves were changing and the blue skies made for a very lovely view. In the town of Kensington, we browsed in the tourist information centre and picked up a few things we needed before heading back the way we came and past Stanley Bridge.
We drove through the Cavendish resort area to the village of Rustico. This is a fishing village with a few little shops and a largish restaurant that has a pub and a big buffet lobster supper restaurant. We went down along the piers where the boats were to take some photos.
We continued up into Prince Edward Island National Park where the big beaches are. We earmarked a craft store called The Dunes to return to but wanted to see the beaches first. We stopped near a lighthouse at Covehead and got out and took a walk down on the red sandy beaches there. We were astonished at how high the dunes were, higher than we stood,that's for sure. Stanhope Beach, a little further on is one of the larges and it looks like it goes for several miles! It was almost deserted now but then you won't want to be swimming this time of year.
We drove back to the Dunes for a look at their crafts, all high end things like sculpture and ceramic works, furniture that they actually make in a workshop right there. They have a lovely garden out back, with walkways, and sculptures all scattered around. We had a look out there as well as through the various parts of the shops. The restaurant was closed so we were going to have to find something else.
We ended up stopping back in Rustico at Fisherman's Wharf, the big restaurant but ate in the pub not the main buffet place as we weren't planning on eating a heavy "all you can eat" lobster dinner. Mom isn't keen on lobster anyway. Fisherman's Wharf also caters to large groups and we preferred to sit where it was quiet. We browsed in the bog standard gift shop before heading out again. This was mid afternoon and we likely wouldn't be needing too much to eat for our supper but we did pick up a sandwich in a grocery store in case we got peckish.