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Historical St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Historical St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Historical St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Historical St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Historical St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Historical St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Historical St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Historical St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Historical St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Historical St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Historical St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Historical St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Historical St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Historical St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Historical St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Malpeque

Malpeque

Malpeque

Malpeque

Malpeque

Malpeque

Malpeque - Oysters

Malpeque - Oysters

Malpeque - Oysters

Malpeque - Oysters

Malpeque - Oysters

Malpeque - Oysters

Malpeque - Oysters

Malpeque

Malpeque

Malpeque

Malpeque

Malpeque

North Shore

Malpeque

Malpeque

Malpeque

Malpeque

Malpeque

Malpeque

North Shore

North Shore

North Shore

North Shore

North Shore

North Shore

North Shore

North Shore

North Shore

North Shore

North Shore

North Shore

North Shore

North Shore

North Shore - Kozy Kennel

North Shore

Summerside

Summerside

Summerside

Summerside

Summerside

Summerside

Summerside - Mayor Stewart

Summerside - fire of 1906

Summerside - fire of 1906

Summerside - fire of 1906 mural

Summerside

Summerside

Summerside

Summerside

Summerside

Summerside

Summerside

Summerside


Today, we boarded Houston at Kozy Kennels, a wonderful place in the country outside of Kensington. Very large sleeping area and lots of room to run and have fun outside. We then drove down a “heritage red clay” road Cindy the owner told us about to a beach on the Bay of St. Lawrence. What a beautiful area, it was windy and cloudy but we saw some wonderful sites - two ponies in a field of flowers, the Historical St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Summerside and Malpeque. Malpeque is world renown for its oysters, we have to say we have had our share of succulent oysters - raw and cooked - Malpeque Oysters are the best we have ever had. If you can find them anywhere you are, get them if they are fresh. We watch the oyster boats coming in and unloading their catch, Our oysters we caught this morning. We will go back and partake of more of them.... We met a wonderful couple Lisa & Robert, Lisa is the music director for the Anne & Gilbert show in Summerside, Lisa gave us a CD of her music, she is a wonderful artist who sings Blues and Jazz. We are enjoying the CD as we drive around PEI. We stopped at St. Mary’s Catholic church, which was built in 1902 and was restored in 1970. It has such great acoustics that it is used for concerts each Friday. There are no longer any masses said their, what a beautiful structure. We did our final stop in Summerside, the gateway to the North Cape, we will drive the roads around the west end tomorrow. We will move to the Eastern end for a few day on Monday before we take a ferry to Nova Scotia. In Summerside we met the mayor Basil L. Stewart (been mayor for 26 years), a very congenial and welcoming person. At this time Summerside is having its annual lobster carnival and music festival, we walked the town, saw the International Fox museum, breeding and selling black fox (very rare) was a major industry in Summerside area. In Fact it was the center of the international fox trade.



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