The Nautical Theme abounds in Prince Edward Island. You can find pictures of lobster and fish on everything imaginable. There are mussel shirts and all sorts of other puns on a nautical theme.
You can see lobster traps everywhere. People decorate their lawns with them. I have even seen lobster trap mailboxes. You can buy lobster traps on Prince Edward Island for anywhere from $10 to $40 depending on the condition. They are bulky and will fill up your car or trailer. If you are thinking of having one shipped, it will probably cost another $20.
If you like Deep Sea Fishing, you have plenty of choices. Many ports feature 2-4 hour excursions for mackerel or cod. There are also places where you can go all day or for bigger game like tuna. It is a good idea to make a reservation and to confirm the night before or in the morning. You probably know it gets windy in PEI and when the seas are too choppy, the excursion may be cancelled.
PEI has dozens of lighthouses. There are many you can visit, but you are welcome to drive up to any of them for a closer look. The government website has a list of the “real” lighthouses. There are also automated beacons and ornamental lighthouses. From the website, you can also access an interactive map that shows you where the lighthouses are located.
Lobster is one of the main reasons sea enthusiasts come to Prince Edward Island. They either want to fish for lobster or eat some fresh lobster. Fortunately you can do both. Check out information on lobster and a link to Authentic Experiences for a chance to catch your own dinner. You can get fresh lobster pretty much year round at local restaurants. However, the full experience comes with a traditional lobster supper. Usually served galley style, the lobster suppers started by the churches as fundraisers (instead of bingo) are available June to September. Some feature an all-you-can-eat component and most offer alternative menus for the land-lovers.
What is more nautical than a beach? PEI is full of beaches. On some beaches you can walk for hours just enjoying the sounds of the sea or looking for treasures like beach glass. Regardless of the time of year, be sure to have a sweater or windbreaker. On a windy day the beaches can be cold. Especially on the north shore, you can see some spectacular sunsets – plan on a late evening at the beach.
If you are into scrapbooking, there is a shop that features PEI themed and nautical page layouts, tags, borders, etc. All you need to do is supply your pictures. Check out the Island Made Scrapbooking Shop. There you can also find beach glass jewellery.
Tomorrow “OLD Macdonald had a farm”.