What to do in PEI #9 : Find a PEI secret beach for a Trini lime

One of my friends asked me the following questions

For all the places in the world you’ve been and for all you’ve seen, why would you buy a place in PEI? There are surely more exotic destinations that could have bought a place in … aren’t there?

Today was the day where I could easily answer the questions and have an epic beach day all in one. The wife and friends found our “secret” beach … it’s a pretty fantastic beach and we all “pinkie swore” that we wouldn’t tell any outsiders about the beach. The locals know about the beach but the last thing I would want, would be for a bunch of cruise ship visitors making their way to the beach.

In Trinidad, the concept of a “beach lime” is a pillar of our existence. Whether it be a “river lime” or “beach lime” or “rumshop lime” … the idea is simple …

  • Bunch of friends
  • Cooking some food
  • Having some drinks
  • Enjoying chat and quiet time all in one.

To get to our PEI secret beach, we had to drive a while from Charlottetown, drive through some bushes down an unmarked path, walk up and down a hill …

Find a bush trail …
Trail ….
Bring out portable BBQ and food
Walk up a giant sand dune
More Sand dunes
Walk a while on to the beach …

and then finally …

The secret spot … with a sea and river run on one side, beach and perfectly barking white sand in the center and clam digging on the other side.
Our view to the ocean …
Just along the water’s edge on the river run into the ocean

All you have to do have setting up your towels and stuff, would be to get some grub going on. We were well prepped with our hot dogs, marshmellows for roasting and other treats

Portable Weber BBQ for specifically this purpose

Super clear waters for swimming … although the water was a little chilly

So after a long day of relaxing, it was time to go look at buying a church!!! In PEI, there are a number of churches you can buy …

The graveyard doesn’t come into the church purchase
This stained glass would be super creepy at night though

We thought this church was going for 139,000$ but in reality we made a colossal mistake. The church listed and the church we went to see were completely different. The church listed is near a town called Crapaud, while the church we saw, was near Hunter River. The places don’t really matter in the grand scheme of things … but the hour we spent hearing about PEI village gossip, stories of Timberwolves from a guy with three fingers was pretty epic.churchlisting

About Rishiray

Rishi Sankar is a Cloud HRMS Project Manager/ Solution Architect. Over the past 15+ years, he has managed to combine his overwhelming wanderlust with a desire to stay employed, resulting in continuing stints with 3 major consulting firms (IBM, Deloitte, Accenture). He documents his adventures around the world on "Ah Trini Travelogue" with pictures and stories from the road/tuk-tuk/camel/rickshaw. You can follow him on Twitter at @rishiray and on Facebook at "Ah Trini Travelogue . He doesn't like Chicken Curry but loves Curry Chicken and is always trying to find the perfect Trinidadian roti on the road. He also doesn't like cheese and kittens ... and definitely not together. E-mail from his blog is appreciated like a 35 yr old Balvenie at rishi@rishiray.com

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