The annual pilgrimage to the Preserve Company... taste-testing and buying. I picked up some peach salsa, which didn't last beyond Sunday movie night.
The very beautiful Hope Garden:
Next stop: The Toy Factory.
We always eat lunch at least once at The Lost Anchor:
The dining area sort of looks like the inside of a ship, and the anchor which is the namesake of the restaurant hangs on the wall (I was going to take a picture of it, but there was a family sitting right in front of the wall it's on). The anchor is from the Marco Polo, a three-masted clipper which launched from Saint John, New Brunswick in 1851. She was fast; for about a five year period, the Marco Polo was reckoned the fastest ship in the world. For a lot of her career she was used for carrying emigrants to Australia, and was the first ship to make the trip in less than six months. It's said that one out of every twenty Australians can trace their family's arrival in Australia to the Marco Polo. In later years she was used as a cargo ship, and in 1883 ran aground near Charlottetown, PEI during a hurricane. Fortunately, the entire crew survived, but the Marco Polo was lost. The offshore wreck site was relocated in 1960 by a local fisherman, and somehow the owners of the Lost Anchor ended up with the anchor from it, where it now has a place of honour.
The Marco Polo
Cavendish National Park:
Macneill's Pond, one of L.M. Montgomery's inspirations for her "Lake of Shining Waters."
Back in Nova Scotia: pit stop in Oxford, the Wild Blueberry Capital of Canada: