outside in pei

Posted by susan on August 2nd, 2011. Filed under: getaways.

One day a while back I asked Mike what he thought about us becoming an “active” couple. While we are both reasonably athletic people, we have some roadblocks–we don’t ski or golf or have bikes. We have resolved to eventually get into hiking since there are plenty of options for us in the New England area, but we’ll see how that goes.

Getting beyond our daily lives though, travel always enables us to break out of our routines and get active–outdoorsy even. Whenever I travel I search for activities that go beyond traditional site seeing and include adventure tours like zip lining through the jungle or snorkeling in a cenote in my itinerary.

Luckily, Prince Edward Island–and Nova Scotia for that matter–is a place best enjoyed outdoors.

In PEI we stayed at the Rod Hotels and Resort on the Brudenell River. No matter where we walked there was greenery, water and plenty of places to walk and enjoy the peacefulness of the area.

dock in pei

I have always heard wonderful things about the beautiful red clay beaches of PEI, but I must admit, it was always hard to envision something so foreign until I could see it up close.

Believe it.

red clay beach

Unfortunately, our trip came not too soon after lobster season ended. That was fitting considering Mike and I have developed a habit of planning trips so that we are on the cusp of culinary enjoyment- but just miss it (remember Tunisia during Ramadan?). While wandering the many seaside towns, we saw piles of empty lobster traps stacked for hibernation along the water.

lobster traps in pei

But we didn’t let a lack of genuine lobsters get us down. In PEI, we got adventurous. On a day that predicted not just rain, but thunderstorms, we steadfastly stuck with our plan to bike the confederation trail. We selected Outside Expeditions, mostly because they were located on site at our hotel, but they turned out to be a great choice.

Biking in georgetown, pei

Our ride took us through the seaside town of Georgetown, which was beautiful despite the overcast.

georgetown, pei

We even rounded out our stay with some golf. Golf is a sport that I have always resisted–I don’t have really have the patience for it–but we were staying in a place that people visit simply for the golf alone.

So I thought to myself, “if I golf even once my life, it should be here…”

golfing in pei

What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done while traveling?

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