Father's day, but I'm not a father and my Dad is 1700km back west in Onterrible, so I made plans with Caroline to head out to our favourite Island restaurant, The Home Plate in Murray River PE to visit our friend Caroline F. and enjoy a wonderful lunch of the best fish and chips on the Island.
|Heading north on County Line Road|
Prince Edward Island
Day Tripping - Tryon PE to Murray River PE and Return
Drive 215 km, 3 hours, 5 minutes
|Tryon to Murray River|
Spam, part of this incomplete breakfast. I actually had a lovely cuppa and fried egg 'n cheese with this, but Caroline was pleased to come down to a coffee and these four bits I'd saved for her. Her Aunt Sharon loathes the stuff, and Caroline grinned as she encouraged me to post this on Facebook and tag both Aunt Sharon and her mother, Esther in the pic.
|Hake fillets in batter|
Restaurant made tarter sauce with capers
|Second shot, same plates, less tea pot|
The Apricot "jam" in the tart was more of a compote really, with such bold apricot flavour, and not nearly as sweet as the North American apricot jams that I know and love. Caroline shared a couple of bites of hers, and I enjoyed it immensely. Here is a photo the shows both my restraint and how delicious the shortcake was... Was. It is gone. Every bit of it.
|I can't wait to get this home!|
Well, we sure had fun on the way back to the main road, kept on our toes by the odd wash out on the dirt road we chose, that would put us back onto 24.
|The Lupins are in bloom and it's my favourite time of year to ride PEI|
|That's half a new roof up there, ain't it perty?|
It sure has been an effort to find a contractor to do it. Two days work in, and they may have two or three days more to finish the other side.
|Tazo and Hunter|
The timeout... :)