First day in Prince Edward Island (PEI), staying at a friends house, this was the view I had during my morning coffee. A wonderful plot of land right on the water in Charlottetown. I cannot express how hospitable these friends were to me. Thank you!
In the mid 1800s, PEI was the richest group in the colony, making their money on fishing and ship building. In the first week of September 1864, PEI and the other maritime colonies decided to hold a meeting to talk about a maritime union. Further west, Upper and Lower Canada got wind of the meeting.
In this room, the politicians of Ontario and Quebec crashed the maritime union meeting, and turned it into a colony wide union; a country to be: Canada. Three years after this first meeting Canada became a country, on 1 July 1867. Of note: the groups from Ontario and Quebec brought multiple TONNES of champagne along to the meeting, it was mostly a drink fest.
[Incredibly random event] On my FIRST day out in Charlottetown, I was standing outside a sushi restaurant and got a tap on my shoulder from two good friends: Rob and Lindsay. Neither of us knew we’d be in PEI and thus had planned nothing. We just ran into each other on the streets of PEI and ended up making dinner plans at the New Glasgow Lobster Supper.
First tourist place we visited: Stanhope on the North Shore. This is the town that my Grandmother grew up.
A really pretty maritime shot.
On our way to East Point, we stopped at the Singing Sands.
Made a stop in Mt. Stewart, the place where my Grandfather grew up.
Final stop: The North Cape, the furthest North West you can get on the island.
Walking along the shore at the North Cape.
Of course, the whole point of the trip was to see one of my best friends get married. Congrats Brenley & Matt