Thursday, July 24, Prince Edward Island. For the first time in the ten days of our trip it rained so touring Anne of Green Gables tourist trap became impossible. Frankly, we thought it no big deal. There are scads of beautiful farms in the countryside here.
We made it to Summerside just in time for lunch and Yelp mentioned this place called The Mussel Shack. Wow! Fresh from the fishmonger an hour earlier we sat and watched the chef steam a pound of them in butter, garlic and onions (for Sharon). I chose something I’ve never heard of - lobster tail corn dogs.
The rain let up for a brief period after lunch giving us time to drive to McCallum point for a photo of the red sand cliffs, beaches and the lighthouse there.
On the way back we came across the little schoolhouse where Lucy Maude Montgomery served as a substitute. (she wrote Anne of Green Gables.) It has been restored and turned into a museum. Door wide open, no admission and an impressive display of artifacts from the 19th century.
With that, the rains began to fall and we headed back to the hotel for a quick nap. After all, one must be fresh for a 7 o’clock appointment with a big lobster!