Photos of the day: Victoria by the Sea in the rain

by DaniGirl on July 21, 2015 · 4 comments

in Ottawa to PEI 2015, Photo of the Day

Our vacation theme so far seems to be that old 70s classic, “Raindrops keep falling on my head.” It has rained pretty much consistently since we got here. Yesterday morning was cloudy and grey but temporarily not raining, with rain in the forecast for the afternoon, so we planned a little visit to the picturesque village of Victoria by the Sea for the morning, and capitulated to the idea of two dry hours in the Cineplex for the afternoon.

Of course, by the time we arrived in Victoria by the Sea, it was raining. Still pretty though!

A rainy day in Victoria by the Sea

If you look really close, you can see Simon in the lighthouse window. Here’s a close-up of Lucas in the same spot.

A rainy day in Victoria by the Sea

It has looked like this pretty much since we arrived. Gorgeous, verdant rolling hills and a leaden sky.

A rainy day in Victoria by the Sea

And then you turn around and PEI charms you again, this time with a plaque honouring Prince Edward Island’s BIGGEST TREE.

A rainy day in Victoria by the Sea

I mean, how can you not love a place that gives props to the biggest tree? And you need rain to grow trees, right? Verdant fields look yellow and crusty with no rain, and no potatoes can grow without rain.

We didn’t stay long in Victoria by the Sea. Patience frayed right about here, and we hopped back in the car to double back to Charlottetown for a movie. It was not our finest day on PEI, but we did have a lovely dinner at one of our favourite places. Red’s Corners near Montague might not look like much from the outside, but it is the best family restaurant on the Points East Coastal Drive, in our estimation. And hey, the forecast for today seems considerably less grey. There may even be a peek or two of sun, although it’s not supposed to warm up to much more than 20C. At this point, that sounds like an amazing forecast! BEACH DAY!!!!!

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1 smothermother July 21, 2015 at 7:02 am

We visited Victoria by the Sea on a very similar type of day last year (your weather this year is somewhat similar to our weather last year it seems). Such a lovely little spot. It was 20 minutes from our cottage on the Straight.

2 DaniGirl July 22, 2015 at 7:09 am

Julie, I remember how rainy it was for your vacation last year and how disappointed I was for you. Have thought of you several times! We drove right through Canoe Cove and added it to our endless list of “oooh, this would be a good place for a rental” ideas. ๐Ÿ™‚

3 Sarah McCormack July 22, 2015 at 1:56 pm

this is the closest town to where we stay & also home to our favorite restaurant…….. the Lobster Barn ๐Ÿ™‚

4 smothermother July 24, 2015 at 7:21 am

Canoe Cove is a lovely little spot for sure. We really enjoyed the severe tide changes of the Strait. Glad to see you are having a few more good days. Hopefully the clouds that seem to have encompassed all of the Maritimes are on their way out.

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