Great experiences on PEI

Prince Edward Island isn’t as green in winter as it is in summer. In fact, it is rather snowy and a bit bleak. But that doesn’t mean there is nothing to do at this time of year. When I was on PEI for work recently, I decided to take a day off and meet some of the locals. I ran across Experience PEI, and asked the owners if they could organize a day for me to meet some of the locals.

Bill and Mary of Experience PEI most certainly lived up to their website’s claim of offering introduce guests to the neighbours. I started the day by carving a candle, made from coloured was and PEI sand at the Victoria Playhouse. The carving was fun, but hearing all of Ben Smith’s stories was even better. After a delightful lunch at the Maplethorpe B&B in Bedeque (best and freshest bacon in town!), we went ice fishing, or more accurately spearing. One spears small smelt with a small three-pronged spear. Apparently this is only done on PEI. It’s a lot of fun, and requires more skills than just sitting there waiting for a fish to bite a hook. Again, our guide and owner of the fish shack had many tales to tell. We finished the day with a delicious mussel and lobster dinner at the Briarcliffe Inn.

I learnt more about the island in one day than I could otherwise have in weeks. These trips are highly recommended.

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  • By Mary & Bill Kendrick, March 20, 2008 @ 10:00

    Hi Rogier…..thanks for the kind words. We had as much fun as you did. It was great meeting you and picking your brain savagely about how to further enhance our product and better utilize the internet. Good thing you were here when you were….most of the smelt shacks have been pulled in off the ice. Come back in the summer, we’ll really show you our Island.

    Mary & Bill

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