Auust 10th – Summerside

10 Aug

It looks like we are staying today. The sun has come out but the winds are pretty fierce and we wouldn’t even be able to get off the dock without causing all sorts of havoc, so we will stay today. Our weather is not as bad as Jim and Sharon’s – our friends who are in Gaspé. Here is their marine forecast – yikes!
Gaspé Weather - August 10

Summerside is a good place to get stuck as there is a lot to do. For example, Dennis discovered the Saturday Farmers’ Market and bought some really good molasses cookies (we really need them too!) 🙂

There were many different vendors and you can get all sorts of fresh produce, eggs, bread, etc. as well as having a good variety of craft people too. The market is open every Saturday for the entire year. Here is a video of one of the vendors – she made socks from a machine that was built for the ladies to makes socks for the First World War soldiers.

Here is a picture of some of the socks that the lady made:

Well, not much else is new – I am somewhat hopeful that tomorrow’s post will be from Wood Islands and I’ll be able to get an update on the ospreys – last week, the parents were teaching the little ones how to hunt, so maybe they’ll be onto a new skill!

1 Comment

Posted by on August 10, 2013 in Sailing in the Northumberland Strait


One response to “Auust 10th – Summerside

  1. Anne

    August 11, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Nice to prowl around markets .Always something of interest


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