At home in French River…
We had some challenges finding accommodation on PEI – the GPS did not know the road. Given it was Canadian school holiday season, many of the places cater for children with huge playgrounds coming between cabin and view. As we drove through parts of the island, it was typical of beach holidays areas worldwide – all things tacky.
We were so glad that a fellow traveller at Peggy’s Cove B&B had recommended a bed & breakfast near French River, a tiny fishing village that is one of the most painted panoramas on the island and features on many of the tourism brochures. Our accommodation overlooked the Cape Tryon Lighthouse with accompanying view of the rolling farmlands that dominates the surrounding landscape. Brenda, our host for the next few days, welcomed us and showed us to our room. For the first night we were in a little cottage alongside the main house before moving into the house to the lovely Bay room for the rest of our stay. The house was full of quirky knicks knacks, reflecting the nature of the owner.
Breakfast at the Beach House Inn was a memorable affair. With Brenda in the kitchen and partner, Gary entertaining us all in the front room with his extensive knowledge of PEI – accompanied by a wicked sense of humour – we enjoyed great food and good company. Brenda’s waffles “made from scratch” were to die for!!