Cheese, llamas, and windmills—oh, my!

September 28, 2011 07:23 – 07:23

Yesterday, we decided to pay a visit to the Cheese Lady, in Winsloe. She makes nothing but Gouda, and she makes it as well as the Dutch. The Cheese Lady had llamas on our previous visit a few years ago. The llamas were there to chase away coyotes that prey on sheep. This year, the llamas had been relocated for the season.

The llamas aren’t at the Cheese Lady’s farm now—but we found them on Monday.

The Cheese Lady also has a cute little windmill.

After leaving Winsloe, we decided to hit Peter Pan for lunch. It’s a tiny drive-in that has fast alternatives that include fish & chips, burgers, lobster burgers, and fried scallops and clams. We split orders of fish & chips and scallops & chips. Everything was fresh and excellent—with just-caught potatoes!

After lunch, we pointed the Jetta towards the Greenwich PEI National Park. It’s about 30K east of our cottage, but a much longer drive (about 60K).

It has a beautiful trail that leads to some dunes (we didn’t get that far—it was getting on towards sunset, and we didn’t want to be coyote food).

The trail has lost of magnificent views and wildflowers.

When we finished at the park, we decided to head back to the cottage. I was wearing shorts, and it was already down to 50, and I decided I needed long pants for the evening’s activities. Before going back to the cottage, however, we decided to drive around the point at North Rustico, since we hadn’t yet done that. There are some very nice views within two minutes of the cottage.

And… a few FOR SALE signs. Hmmm…

After getting changed, we headed back to Charlottetown for dinner. We’d decided to go to a Lebanese restaurant, called Shaddy’s. It’s recommended in Where to Eat in Canada. The food was good, but the spicing isn’t really something we liked a lot. We both had shawarma (thin-sliced beef cooked on a vertical broiler/spit), over rice, with a salad. But, it was an experience.

After dinner, we headed back to the cottage. On the way, we stopped at Tim Horton’s and picked up some muffins to have for breakfast. If you haven’t been to Canada, you might not know that Tim Horton’s is Canada’s premier place for donuts and coffee. It is as pervasive as Starbucks is in the U.S., although their coffee isn’t nearly as pretentious and expensive. Slowly but surely, Timmy (as he is known by many up here) is making his way into the U.S. I don’t know if he’ll ever edge Dunkin’ Donuts out, but he’s certainly making a dent, at least in the border states.

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