It was going to be a grayer day today and by the end of the day it would rain and bluster. Good thing we got our scenic drive in yesterday because today wouldn't have been very good for it.
We thought we would stop off in Stanley Bridge to check out the craft stores but most of them were closed. One lady let us in because she was there working on her stock getting ready to close up for the season. The other one, however, was open and was quite a good shop. We bought quite a few things actually. Mom was doing a bit of Christmas shopping as well.
We thought our next stop would be the capital city of Charlottetown. This is a significant city in Canada's history because the documents to create Canada as a country were signed here by the "Fathers of Confederation" in 1867. Oddly enough, PEI decided not to join Canada at the time and they remained a colony of Great Britain for another 10 years.
We stopped in the main visitor center but didn't see much of interest there. We found the downtown Confederation Mall, found a place to park on a side street and went in to browse the shops there and stop for lunch in a Mexican restaurant across a walkway in the next building. It was called Pat and Willy's. The food was quite tasty but the service was a bit slow.
By the time we came out, the rain had started. I wanted a quick look round the legislature building. I snapped a couple of photos but made it back to the car before the rain got really hard. And it did come down hard. And sideways. We took the main highway east through the gusts of wind to the village of Georgetown on the east coast.
My cousin and her husband live there in a house he inherited from his father. They have a small (but growing) craft business selling jewellry made from beach glass. They started selling out of their garage but have opened a little shop nearby now. They also sell decorations made from sea shells and other interesting items. We were glad to get there and out of the car and the rain. Their house is right on the waterfront overlooking the harbour and sea. We spent the night inside, listening to the wind rattle the window panes and enjoying the company and homemade pies we'd picked up along the way here.