Wednesday Photo Nights #23 : East Coastal Drive – Prince Edward Island

One of best things about Prince Edward Island is that you can take off for a super scenic drive at any point, while the weather is warm.

Doing the Eastern Bays Discovery Drive (Cardigan to Rollo Bay) as part of the East Coastal drive from Charlottetown to Souris was about 2 hours, when considering the photo stops along the way. The Souris, Fortune and Boughton Rivers have created a series of bays separating woodlands, farms and coastlines.

Definitely can’t get better with the bales of hay close to the water at Midgell
St. Peter’s Bay United Church … The United Church in the Village of St. Peter’s Bay stands prominently on the St. Peter’s Road and overlooks the picturesque bay. The Gothic Revival style white church has a gable roof, a series of five pointed arch windows on each of its sides, and a unique three staged entrance tower designed in the New England style which culminates in a Wren-like circular spire. The registration includes the footprint of the building in 1886

Snow peas growing by the seashore …
Definitely cannot forget George of Souris – click the picture for my meeting with him.
The houses all reminded me of the classic TV series : Little House on the Prairie

At low tide, you can walk along the shores, hop on to the sandbars and go seashell hunting.
How about making some new friends with the Sandpipers … we definitely don’t have those in Trinidad.

Built in 1880, Souris East Lighthouse is a wood-constructed tower on Knight Point overlooking the town of Souris. Visitors can climb to the lantern room, walk out to the balcony, and discover the panoramic seascape views of the harbour and town of Souris. The lighthouse also houses an interpretive centre with the history of sea glass, the lighthouse, the port, and the Town of Souris.
St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church is a large Gothic Revival church built in cruciform shape with a medium pitched roof. The exterior walls are constructed almost entirely of Prince Edward Island sandstone – hence the red colour. The church is located on the north side of the Town of Souris overlooking the Souris River and was originally built in 1902 and rebuilt in 1930.
Who needs a plane, when you can go to New Zealand right here in Canada?
Super clear river water, pine trees and some very good light for photos … 😀
For some reason I never notice pine cones in Toronto, yet I loved seeing them in PEI!
I can’t even think about how much work this must me … even with machines
Closer ….
For some reason … these field remind me of the English countryside rather than PEI … go figure!

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

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