Today was our last full day in Cavendish and it was finally sunny and warm! We headed to the beach after breakfast to enjoy some time on the red sand beaches of PEI's national parks.
Seaweed on the red sand beach.
Unfortunately, all the wind the previous few days had torn the seaweed from the ocean floor leaving quite a mess of ooey gooey plant life on the beach and in the water we had been wanting to swim in. Even the seagulls looked confused by the mounds of drying seaweed cluttering their once smooth sandy beaches.
Daddy tried to reassure his girls that it was ok for seaweed to touch you, but we all shrieked and squealed every time it did. He finally coaxed Tasha out into the waves for a while, while mom and Kaitlyn explored the shore for seashells and took a few photos.
We dried off and picked the seaweed from between our toes and then headed to “Dalvay–by–the–Sea” inn for lunch. The inn was a lovely old Victorian style mansion that had been the summer home of the president of Standard Oil in the early 1900’s. It had since become the property of the government who leases it out as an inn. The scones there were yummy!
Daddy teased that we should go to afternoon tea after lunch (more food!) but we were all to full so decided to drive back to our cabin along the scenic route. Mommy navigated doing her best to keep off the major highways. We enjoyed seeing all of the farms and even taking a short walk to get a closer look at one of the shellfish beds in the cove.
The Dunes Cafe at dusk.
When we returned to our cabin, mom decided to take pitty on everyone and do a couple more loads of laundry-daddy was excited by the prospect of clean shorts! He and the girls enjoyed a swim and then picked mom up from the laundromat.
We headed off for supper at the Dunes restaurant. They had good food, but more than that we enjoyed browsing through the goods in their artsy shops and their gardens.
We returned home to enjoy our last night’s sleep in Cavendish.