After a long drive out of PEI, we find ourselves poised to explore the rugged Cape Breton Peninsula and perhaps take the six hour ferry to Newfoundland. Most of the place names and people are Macs: MacKenzie, MacLeod, MacLellan...
We went shopping this afternoon for groceries and purchased some wine at the local Provincial liquor store. The prices her for wine, milk and gasoline are much higher than in the States. Fortunately, I'm smoking a pipe these days. You don't even want to think about Canadian cigarette prices. Last time we went though Canada they were $12 a pack. I bought some scallops and some bacon to wrap them in. They had some really big lobsters in a tank for $6 a pound, but I don't have the heart to throw them in a pot of boiling water.
We've got good Wi-Fi here so I went online and:
- Renewed all our vehicle registrations
- Paid our vehicle insurances for another year
- Received an amended income tax return from our tax guy and mailed it off to hopefully collect the money I sent the IRS that they misplaced. Postage was $1.15 Canadian.
We'll stay here a day, explore the Umberland Coast and see a couple of the little local maritime museums, have lunch and maybe do some sea kayaking to see some Puffins. Who knows?