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Monday, 3 October 2016

Comedy by the sea

Every year, we like to take in at least one performance at the Victoria Playhouse at Victoria by the Sea on the south shore of Prince Edward Island. 

 

Last summer and again this year, we saw comedians and thoroughly enjoyed the shows.

 

We always have lunch in the village and the seafood, fresh and well prepared, has never disappointed. However, the food is a small part of the experience in the little village and there is much to see. This is a fishing community and the boats are tied up at the wharf, 

 

across the harbour from the fish plant. 

 

Some of the restaurants are on the wharf, next to the boats. Fresh seafood indeed!

It was low tide at lunch time and blue herons, 

 

cormorants, and sea gulls 

 

enjoyed the early Sunday afternoon weather which was overcast, though pleasant. A kite surfer shared the waterway with them. 

 

The people of the village take great pride in their homes,

 

which are well maintained and colourful as are the gardens.


People stroll around the sleepy little village visiting the galleries and shops. We always buy some chocolate made in the local store. 

 

The theatre is the heartbeat of the village in the summer, drawing crowds to the performances, the shops and studios. 

The community has small town charm, with its range lighthouse, colourful houses, restaurants, studios, stores and waterfront. It is a peaceful little island community with much to offer.

 

102 comments:

DJan said...

It is truly beautiful and a delightful place to live. Thank you for all the wonderful pictures you share. :-)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Victoria sounds like a wonderful spot!

Celia said...

Just lovely. I can just smell the salt air. What a great place to be.

Tabor said...

Lucky you to have access without having to fight your way into the city!

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you so much for sharing the very best of small town charm.
We lost a lot when we started living in groups too big to be a community.

Marie Smith said...

It is a quiet, peaceful life here, Jan.

Marie Smith said...

It is a treasure, Debra.

Marie Smith said...

The air is so fresh, Celia.

Marie Smith said...

Our traffic jams are from a tractor on the road, Tabor. Getting around is so easy.

Marie Smith said...

How true, EC. This whole island is small town living.

Mage said...

Just flat out magic.

Marie Smith said...

It is, Mage!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

For an inlander from Ontario like me, the seafood would be the highlight of the trip. We have a membership for a small community theatre north of us and they do put on fabulous shows as well.
I'd love to see houses here painted the wonderful colours that are seen out east. I'd have a purple one for sure. :-)

Emma Springfield said...

It must be so nice to have access to all the seafood you want. Here on the prairies the variety is scarce.

Marie Smith said...

Purple would be fun, Judith.

Marie Smith said...

There is great variety here, Emma. I love halibut but cod is my favourite.

The Furry Gnome said...

Looks like a great place to spend some time!

Marie Smith said...

It is great there!

baili said...

villages are always pleasure to visit dear .glad you had great fun there .photo display a lot here.
i love comedy programs live

Marie Smith said...

Comedians make life better I think, baili.

Unknown said...

Beautiful place. Lovely images

Heather

Kathleen's Blog said...

So pretty. I have only been there once...maybe it's time to go back.

Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures.

Marie Smith said...

It is a beautiful place, Heather. Thanks for visiting.

Marie Smith said...

It is a great little village, Kathleen!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Beyond delightful! I really enjoyed your tour through the eyes of your camera. I love that the Islanders take such pride in their homes, the architecture of them is stunning, all the different colors and styles of the homes. And oh, the homemade chocolate, yes please! I am hungry now for a lobster sandwich. It's been too long! Hard to get fresh lobster here, and nothing like eating it fresh from the boat, nothing like it in the world! So happy to have "strolled" with you through this lovely little town :)

Marie Smith said...

Victoria is a lovely village! Lots of country charm, SUI.

Barb said...

So charming. Your island sounds very scenic. I like that old cash register, too!

Marie Smith said...

It is a beautiful island, Barb, with so much charm!

Jackie said...

You are so blessed to be surrounded by idyllic beauty.
Great photos!
I would love to see a cormorant in person. I have read about them in "Island of the Blue Dolphin"....but have never seen one.
Sending you hugs,
Jackie

Marie Smith said...

It is a beautiful place, Jackie!

baili said...

hope all is going fine and pleasant in your beautiful world
have a blessed days ahead dear

Unknown said...

I love sea gulls they are amazing I love the sound they make too, makes u feel like ur on holiday by the sea side lol. Lovely photos and the blue house looks so fun and cute. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.. :-) Have a lovely day! Visit me whenever you have time www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk kisses Dominica! xXx

baili said...

blessings

Marie Smith said...

Thank you, baili.

Marie Smith said...

I will follow your blog, Dominica.

Marie Smith said...

Thank you, baili. The same to you.

baili said...

wishing you a wonderful week ahead dear

baili said...

Today is weekend here n i sat and enjoyed these fabulous views one more time. Really treat to eys and mind

Hilary said...

Beautiful spot. If that's not far from the Borden ferry, I think I spent a bit of time in the area eons ago. We ended up in a pub with some fun people we scarcely knew, listening to a live band called Miller's Jug, whom I believe were from Halifax. This would have been in the late 70's.

Marie Smith said...

Thank you, Baili

Marie Smith said...

Thank you, baili.

Marie Smith said...

It sounds like a great memory, Hilary. This is about a half hour drive from where the ferry was at Borden.

baili said...

we don't have sea here .
we go to the beach whenever we visit to our eldest son who live in a city far away .
blessings

baili said...

hope and pray that you enjoy your weekend well dear.
have blessed one

baili said...

Thank you very much for you lovely words dear .
wishing you a Blessed Christmas ahead!

baili said...

Hope EVERYTHING is going amazing in you BEAUTIFUL WORLD DEAR!!!
Have a Blessed and very happy Christmas ahead .
blessings!

Marie Smith said...

Thank you, baili.

baili said...

Wishing you a very Beautiful ,safe and healthy new year dear .
hugs!

baili said...

hope and pray that you have stepped in new year with lots of pleasant and positive resolutions regarding your precious life and family .
Hugs!

likeschocolate said...

That is one place I have always wanted to go, but some how it evades me. I suppose it is much like Maine though and that I have been too. Happy New Year!

Marie Smith said...

The sea is a wonderful part of our beautiful planet.

Marie Smith said...

Same to you, baili.

Marie Smith said...

Happy New Year to you and your family, baili.

Marie Smith said...

Happy New Year, Kelleyn. PEI is different from Maine in it's geology and landscape for sure. The culture is somewhat different too.

We love Maine as well.

baili said...

just dropping my best wishes for you my friend .
hugs!

Marie Smith said...

baili,

I have other posts at islandmusingswithmarie.blogspot.ca

PerthDailyPhoto said...

An annual tradition to look forward to, thanks for taking us along with you Marie 😊

HWIT BLOGG said...

What a beautiful post! Lovely pictures too :)
Always nice visiting your blog...
Love from Titti

Marie Smith said...

Thank you, Titti. We love this village.

Marie Smith said...

Thank you for visiting, PDP.

troutbirder said...

Your beautiful gentle island is a long way from our home in Minnesota. Still our summer vacations always saw us head north to Canada and most often to Prince Edward Island. Fond memories indeed...:)

Marie Smith said...

Thank you for visiting, TB. I am glad you enjoyed our gentle island.

Kay said...

Thank you so much for your visit and comment, Marie. We went to PEI several years back and now you're making me want to take another trip there.

Marie Smith said...

It is amazing to me how many people who have read this blog have been here, Kay! Thank you for visiting.

Angela said...

Beautiful!! Absolutely beautiful! Several people in our family have visited your area of the world. Someday I shall do that even if just a very fast visit. Love the colors they painted the houses but the ocean and the water looks heavenly. Thank you for your visit Marie! I noticed that I had my photos so small. I had forgotten to enlarge them but I have now fixed that. Have a wonderful day!

HWIT BLOGG said...

So beautiful! Nice to see :) I like the colourful houses...
Have a happy week, take care.
Titti

Marie Smith said...

This area by the Sea is a must see in PEI. We enjoy a visit every year, Angela.

Marie Smith said...

We love this houses, Titti. It is such a colourful little village.

SHON said...

Great post! Thanks.

Linda d said...

On my bucket list to visit one day. Great pictures.

Out on the prairie said...

Gorgeous area to be close to, I love the ocean.

Marie Smith said...

I hope you have a chance to visit, Linda.

Marie Smith said...

It is a great place!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

What a lovely place. Though somehow I can't get the image of Queen Victoria in beachwear out of my mind. It's not pretty!

Linda d said...

I so enjoy your love of birds of every kind. Beautiful.

Stewart M said...

Always something to see by the sea! Glad you liked my blogs - I'm struggling a little with the writing one at present - but a new one should be along soon (ish)!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Marie Smith said...

Lol. I understand what you mean, John.

Marie Smith said...

I do love them, Linda.

Marie Smith said...

The sea offers so much of interest, Stewart.

baili said...

Dear Marie i am not able to find your new posts though i click over one you mentioned above in comment .
sending you my heartiest best wishes my friend!

jenny_o said...

Hi baili, jenny_o here :) To see the newer posts, go to the very top of this page, where it says "Island Musings" and click on that. It will take you to the most recent posts.

HWIT BLOGG said...

Just great and so beautiful too...love the colour on the house!
Have a happy sunday :)
Titti

Marie Smith said...

You too, Baili.

Marie Smith said...

The houses there are well maintained, Titti.

Weekend-Windup said...

WOW! Sounds great! I am very eager to visit such place. I usually enjoy these places. Your lunch must be very tasty since it was prepared fresh...

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Great shots of a beautiful place that is obviously close to your heart. What is better than fresh, well- prepared seafood? It's been a long time since I visited PEI. Perhaps it's time again.

Alicia said...

UN LUGAR HERMOSO!!!
SALUDITOS

Mage said...

What a great piqueresce post.

Patsfotos. said...

Hi Marie.

Beautiful pictures
Nice colored houses.
The old cash register is really super nice.

Groettie from Patricia.

Rhapsody Phoenix said...

Blessings and happy new year.
great photos, thanks for the tour.

The Happy Whisk said...

I love the calm coolness of the blue heron.

Sandy said...

What a quaint little village. Love all the colorful houses!! Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Thank you for the visit.

Sandy said...

Making blog rounds, popping in to say hi and thanks for the visit.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

It is many years since I was on PEI. Maybe it’s time for a visit.

DeniseinVA said...

Great post and a lovely town. Nice shots of the birds, especially the heron.

The Happy Whisk said...

STopped in to say howdy! Long time no talk.

Tanza Erlambang said...

look warm an peaceful

Anvilcloud said...

It all looks great but that store particularly.

Sandy said...

Looks like an awesome place. Would love to visit there some day. The store looks very intersting.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is a lovely outing and a cute town. Seafood is my favorite, yum! Enjoy your day and new week ahead!

Elephant's Child said...

I suspect Google + might be the source of your problem. If you cancel it, you may be able to play again. I do hope so - you are missed.

Sami said...

The area looks beautiful and those colourful houses are very pretty :)