Saturday, June 06, 2015

Postcard #2: Impressions




Long red fields slope to the sea. Sand dunes. Red sandstone cliffs stand vulnerable to the sea which eats away a foot of the Island's perimeter each year. 

White churches of every sort point tall steeples to the sky. Clouds white against blue, or, grey and heavy with rain. 

Trlmly kept houses cluster in half dozens and call themselves villages with names like Primrose, Culloden, Miscouche, and O'Leary, each one evoking memories of ancestors who traveled the sea to settle here. 

Lobster traps piled high lean against weathered fishing huts along a wharf. When we say our goodbyes to the fisherman we've been chatting with, I mention that we'll be eating lobster for dinner and perhaps it will be one of his. 

He hoists his plastic bin of bait and grins, exposing a missing tooth or two. "If it is," he says with an eastern lilt, "it'll be tasty."

And it was. A traditional lobster supper with friends last night and a lobster roll for lunch today. Tasty indeed. 

20 comments:

Mary said...

Oh my - lobster rolls bring back memories! Glad you are having a great time and hope it continues and the weather is good. We were there years ago and some day I hope to return - when it's not foggy, and I can see more - haha!

Happy vacation - Mary x

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I had never heard of a lobster roll until we visited PEI and they are delicious, had one in Florida this winter too.

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

Sounds absolutely perfect Lorrie! The lobster roll has made me so hungry but it is too late to eat now (unless I go to bed a lot later!!). Have a wonderful weekend xx

Amy at love made my home said...

Oh, it sounds like utter bliss!!!!! xx

Vee said...

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Vee said...

(Okay, that was a test...just lost an entire comment ready to go, hit publish and it flew off so I was checking to see if you were moderating comments. No.)

I could see it all so well with your wonderful description. I do love a yummy lobster roll and I am so glad that you enjoyed that special treat. Keep having fun!

materfamilias said...

What a charming postcard to receive in the (virtual) mail. . .

ellen b. said...

I'm hooked already and want to start planning a trip soon! I'm glad you are enjoying yourselves!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Looks delicious. I haven't had one yet this year but I'm sure we will very soon. I live in Massachusetts where lobsters are as fresh as it gets. Our neighbor is a lobsterman and we order them through him. Yum!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Tasty indeed...how wonderful! Enjoy your weekend fun! Hugs, Diane

Cheryl said...

Lobster is a can't-miss treat from the East!! My state of Maryland is better known for crabs, but I'd never turn down a lobster dinner OR a lobster roll!

Sara D.B. said...

Mmm...sounds and looks delicious!

Alex said...

D'you know, I've never tasted lobster, but I know I'd like it : )
We are famous for crabs on our East coast ~ Cromer crabs, named after the town. Pretty tasty too, but let someone else prepare them! (so fiddly). Have fun!

Heather Robinson said...

For months now - literally - I have been craving a lobster roll. That photo just about killed me. I guess I could feasibly make one of my own but it would cost about 30 Euro to do it!

newenglandgardenandthread said...

Now you're talking food I know, understand, and love. :-) It's summertime and the living is easy...

ann said...

What a treat; though for you, it may be standard fare. Here, lobster can only be found in the change eaterys and very pricey. I would imagine yours much better tasting, too.

Sally Croft said...

Love the people, beaches and DELICIOUS Seafood of PEI.
Remember writing in the sand there "I love Canada from sea to sea " with tears in my eyes.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wonderful memories!!

Marilyn Miller said...

How I would love tasting a lobster roll one day.
It looks delicious!

Pamela Gordon said...

Yummy! I love lobster! I also love how you described PEI in a few paragraphs. It is a beautiful island.