More of those lobster sandwiches
You know how sometimes you visit a place and it’s so perfect, you have such a good time, that you’re kind of afraid to go back just in case you ruin the memory? Well, me too.
I confess I experienced a bit of trepidation while we were in PEI a few weeks ago and decided to go back to Northport. It’s a small village that we had visited a few years ago and had such an absolutely perfect experience that I was a little concerned that it just couldn’t be as good the second time around.
I am so, so, so happy to say that I was wrong.
As we were leaving the Atlanticade bike rally that Friday morning, Steve suggested we take a ride up to Northport for lunch. We’d talked about maybe going back there while on the island and I was a bit uneasy at the time, but when Steve suggested it on a beautiful sunny day I jumped at the chance and I’m so glad I did.
We had a great ride up, parked in same parking lot as the last time and headed for the Boatshop Restaurant. Having eaten there on the deck with Jake on our last visit, I had a few qualms as Steve went inside to see if we were welcome again. I shouldn’t have worried. He returned moments later to tell me that a waitress would meet us on the deck and would even be bringing a bowl of water for our RoadDog.
I’m delighted to say it was just like the last time. We ate the best lobster sandwiches with the breeze blowing off the water while looking at one of the greatest views imaginable. Jake, of course, ate lots of lobster from both of our sandwiches and couldn’t have been happier when first the waitress and then the cook stopped to make his acquaintance.
In fact, I can say this trip was better than the last because we had the most amazing desserts. Steve’s strawberry lemon mousse thing was so pretty I actually took a photo of it, which I never do, and my bread pudding with brown sugar sauce tasted just heavenly. It was as if they’d melted fudge and poured it over the top. In my head, I judge desserts on whether I think they’re worth the calories and this one so was.
It was such a great lunch and such a great visit followed by a nice ride back to Summerside. My boys and I had a great day.
Sometimes it’s okay to go back a second time.