Toilet poem

A cute hand-stitched sign in the HI Charlottetown Backpackers Inn washroom


You who sit upon this seat,

Complete your business then retreat.
If you find that you must read,
do it please with utmost speed.
Even when you’re in a rush,
remember that it’s nice to flush.
Each urgent knock upon the door
Means hurry with your simple chore.
We know you’ve got a lot to do,
but please remember…
– The Management

Historic toilets at the historic Wyatt House

There were two very special toilets at Wyatt Historic House, in the small city of Summerside, Prince Edward Island.

Firstly: this chamber pot, hidden inside the steps to the bed in one of the grand old bedrooms. Just put on the cover & push the pot back in when you’re done!


And secondly, how about this glorious old bathroom? This is the original dating back to 1907, in what was one of the most authentic historic houses I think I’ve ever seen


Dog light switch at Sportsman’s

I spied this dog-themed light switch on the way out of the mens room at the Sportsman’s Club in PEI’s Charlottetown



Licence plates at Point Prim

I’d only been on Prince Edward Island for a few hours but the licence plate sign on the Point Prim Chowder House loo says it all. Here’s hoping the quality of toilets stays this high!


Outhouse at Hopewell Rocks

The first stop on my eastern Canadian roadtrip was this composting toilet at Hopewell Rocks, NB, the site of the world’s highest tide



Toledo scales

Toledo scales

Before & after? A weighted concept at Edna Restaurant, Halifax.



Feeling the love at Stillwell, a Halifax craft beer institution

Stubborn Goat

Stubborn Goat

Have you ever seen a more stubborn looking goat? At the aptly-named Stubborn Goat, along trendy Grafton St in Halifax.

Rock Wall at Rockbottom

A rather rocky wall in the men’s room at Rockbottom Brew Pub in downtown Halifax:

Rock Wall 1

Rock Wall 2



My weekend in Halifax began with the chalkboard walls of Boneheads BBQ.

Vegetarians definitely aren’t welcome at this southern smokehouse, with slogans appearing around the venue such as “Thank you Mr. Cow for selflessly eating salad so I don’t have to”