Friday, August 17, 2012

Borden-Carlton to Victoria by the Sea

Trip Distance: 20 km

(Lori writing)

After 6 nights, we reluctantly packed up and left Sun 'n' Shade Campground. It was touching that they were as sad to see us go as we were to leave. However, as we read in another blog, it is wise to leave a place before you get sick of it. So on our bikes we went to a nearby town, Victoria by the Sea.

We're on the last leg of our trip, with no more camping or cooking in our plans, finishing our trip on a high note of B&B's and restaurants. We are booked for two nights at the Orient Hotel, which is really a B&B. When we got to our room, I quickly double checked with the owners that we were put in the right room, because it was much more posh than what we paid for...a king size suite rather than a queen size room. Yup, complimentary upgrade because of a double booking!

Victoria by the Sea lives up to its reputation: a quaint 3x2 block town filled with some of the best that PEI has to offer. In general the Island pace is slow, but here time feels like it stops as you stroll through the various shops or along the waterfront. It has a very strong arts community, and I can understand why. Who wouldn't be creative in such a place?!

Along the roads we have seen many properties for sale, and this little town prompted me to go on MLS to see what the prices are like. So tempting to sink into this kind of life for a while.

There are three restaurants in town, two of them having been featured in travel and food media. The third, not as well known (or as expensive) was our choice for dinner. The Lobster Barn, right on the wharf, was a big hit! Sweet potato fries with a spicy mayo to start, followed by grilled shrimp, veggies and jasmine rice, and the grilled haddock with PEI new potatoes. So good I think we will also eat here tomorrow!


  1. What a great adventure! I've really enjoyed reading about your trip.

    1. It's been a great adventure to have and a lot of inspiration to write and photograph :)