Lighthouses, beaches, ice cream and royalty

On Monday, we explored. First stop: Victoria-by-the-Sea, a beautiful town full of quaint inns, charming shops and talented artisans.

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The kids were so excited to step inside their first lighthouse
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The stairs to the second level were a little scary but the kids managed!
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We loved seeing all the artisans and their work at Victoria-by-the-Sea
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Cutest sweets shop ever
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Island Chocolates, where I had the yummiest coffee ever: a few tablespoons of melted milk chocolate, coffee and whipped cream.
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Cute window display. My kids had a big discussion about whether the display was real chocolate.

Next stop: Argyll Provincial Park

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Low tide
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Ren cliffs surround this entire beach

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We walked out quite far to one of the sand bars to set up “camp” for a couple of hours.

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Ren settles a land dispute with Claire by drawing a line in the sand.

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Friends again: they are now disregarding the line in the sand.
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Done!
honey stand
A honey stand along the road. I love those cute little honeycomb shelves.
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Lighthouse near Port Amherst
at the factory
Photo op at the Cows Ice Cream factory!

ice cream

And last but not least, Dalvay-by-the Sea:Dalvay by the sea

This hotel was featured in the Anne movies as the White Sands hotel. Also, when Prince William and Princess Kate were honeymooning in Canada last year, they visited Dalvay and Prince William performed a helicopter demo on the lake there. Their “presence” at Dalvay is still evident!

The cut-out

Wills and kate at Dalvay
Are they real?
real or not
Nope! They’re flat.

We ended the day by settling into our new home away from home: Kindred Spirits in Cavendish, a beautiful B & B where we had our own two-bedroom cottage. With Green Gables only a minute and a half away by foot, guess where we went the very next day?

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  • Rae

    Wow. Everything is so amazingly beautiful. The beach is stunning and the sweets shop looks heavenly!
    Can't wait to see more photos of your holiday. Maybe one or two of the grownups? 🙂ReplyCancel

  • So wonderful to see that you are all having a great time. Looking forward to hearing all about it!ReplyCancel

  • It all looks so peaceful and perfect! Do you ever want to come home?!ReplyCancel

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