Today, we are at Prince Edward Island. Shawna will not be able to go. The doctor did not want her to take a tender off ship. The movement and unstable surface could cause even more damage. She insisted that the rest of us go on the tour. She kept both feet up and ice on them.
Later we discovered Shawna had been pampered by the staff on ship. They re-filled her bag of ice throughout the day and made sure she had water or food.
We took the tender to the port and then a bus for our tour of the island.
The tour started with a short drive through Charlottetown and the guide passed around pictures of what winter was like on the island.
To say they get some snow is an understatement to say the least. This is why we visit places when we hope the weather is nice.
After some very pretty countryside, we stopped at a store specializing in “Anne” tourism.
Of course, I bought one for Shawna.
OK, I stepped in for Shawna and pose with Phyllis. I just can not resist being silly.
We had a great time. No one will ever confuse me for Anne no matter how I am dressed up but Phyllis was great.
The store even has a statue of Anne.
From the store, we moved on to the bridge connecting the mainland to the island. The people on the island are very proud of their bridge. Up until 1997, all traffic was by ferry. It is a toll bridge and only charged when leaving the island. A car is $36 usd. For us towing the RV, it would be $72 usd. We plan to drive up and cross this bridge in the future.
The lighthouse still stands as it did when it lit the way for ferry's crossing over.
More pretty countryside and commentary from the tour guide. She is very proud of the island and extremely knowledgeable.
On to our “Anne of Green Gables” experience. When we arrived, we were greeted by a descendant of the author. She was fantastic.
We had lunch and were served by Anne. I guess from the above pictures you can see what it takes to make someone look like Anne.
The museum next to the lunchroom/gift shop is at the home of Lucy Montgomery’s Uncle and Aunt called “Silver Bush”. She was married in the home and many of the books reference the home. From the windows, you can see the lake of shining waters. She spoke of it as the happiest spots in the world.
After the museum, we passed the author's birth home and a lot of pretty countryside.
The last two stops were at a lobster ship dock and the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company. The family has a great sense of humor and is dedicated to helping people who are struggling with illness. They have "Gardens of Hope" which is a free hostel and farm.
Back to the ship to change clothes and head to dinner. Hey! Why don't I show you a few pictures of our food. Everything is always so fancy.
Now for some music at BB King's
Exhausted we head back to the rooms to see our towel animal. Shawna got a gift from Guest Services. Her feet are looking worse but that was expected. Time to ice her feet.
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...