Sunday, September 8, 2013

pei times: cape tryon.

our walk out to cape tryon was more difficult than we thought. we had to park our car on the side of the road & walk about 15 minutes down a dusty path to make it there, & it was a hot, hot day (which is so weird because the very next day was cold, gray, & rainy!). the whole time we were walking there, on this random path cutting through the middle of a field, we kept saying, "is this right? are we going the right way?"

anyway, turns out we weren't the only ones who thought getting out to cape tryon was rough. one reviewer on trip advisor said, "you have to be persistent if you want to see it, and some people have renamed it the 'keep tryin'' lighthouse. you have to turn onto a country road and then onto and even less-traveled road that might sister refers to as a 'mohawk road'...if you persevere you will be rewarded with one of the greatest and most private views from the north shore of pei."

& they were right! totally right. i would say it was worth it to walk out there for the gorgeous view, but only just worth it. maybe i was a little grumpy :)

a few images from our walk out there:

do you remember that time in the first anne of green gables movie when the boys start throwing rocks at anne & diana, & anne chases one of them away, & is about to climb over this fence to follow him when the farmer with the vague european accent comes & grabs her? (& then she gets in trouble & the teacher makes her sit next to gilbert blythe in class, but that's another story for another time) anyway, that part was kinda what we were thinking about (well, at least i thought about it, & proceeded to tell ben about that part) when we were crossing over this little sign below:

but don't worry, it was okay that we crossed over the fence - the farmer who owns the land is fine with walkers, he just wanted to prevent the road from being further ruined by drivers.

& then finally, finally - the lighthouse!

soaking it all in:

we loved this house that was just out, out in the middle of nowhere but in the middle of everything at the same time:

just some more of the local wonders of pei for your enjoyment! the end.


  1. I must ask...have you watched the road to avonlea? It's based on the rest of Montgomery's works and created by the same guy who did the Anne of Green Gables movies?



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