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Something changed

On holiday we are always on the look out for that souvenir or piece of local art that is different.
Of course we'll always pick up the lighthouse models and t-shirts as the photo of our Canadian haul decorating our boat bar below demonstrates.
But every once in a while you stumble across something that you know you will love and cherish for ever. And as you dig deeper you sometimes find the back story of the item takes on a life of it's own and then you realise it was always meant for you. Now you just have to somehow get that treasure home in one piece.

A good number of Canadian Lighthouses are run by charities and volunteer organisations.
Point Prim Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse on Prince Edward island is a wonderful example of this. There are excellent facilities on site including a keeper's cottage shop which has the usual tourist gifts, but it also supports local artists by allowing them to display their works there.
We saw a small lighthouse 'stool' on d…

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