One of the things that I have always wanted to do was travel to Prince Edward Island. I really wanted to see the fall colors change and go on a sleigh ride in the snow, but then I realized that what I REALLY wanted was to step into the Anne of Green Gables books. When I realized that it wasn’t feasible, most of all because they close down for tourism at the beginning of October, I thought we better take advantage of our proximity, eh?
So I took a few days off of work and G was already out of school for the summer (she was briefly in Public School while I was working), and we got our passports ready for their first venture over the international border!
After getting lost right over the border we traveled North to Cavendish and to the Marco Polo RV Park. We really only stayed there at night, so I can’t really say what it was like during the day, but we were not that impressed with it at night. The bathroom that we could find was dirty and I wasn’t sure about the other ‘amenities.’
Thank Goodness that the rest of our trip was enjoyable!
We went to a number of Anne sites:
Met Anne and Diana and then traveled through the ‘haunted wood’ to the post office where Lucy actually worked, and got to see her REAL typewriter! Because Anne is fictional a lot of the places are fictional, too. It is hard to keep straight what was ‘real’ and what wasn’t. What was Anne and what was Lucy. This house behind the girls is actually a relative’s home and it is believed to be what Green Gables was based on, but the house Lucy grew up in was gone, and “The Lake of Shining Waters’ was actually a far deal away from this site. It was at another relative’s home…
These are some Osprey that were nesting in the parking lot of the first site.
This was the birthplace of Lucy Maud Montgomery which wasn’t near the first house or the post office/ gift shop.
This was the third ‘site’ which was even further away, where the ‘Lake of Shining Waters’ was located and where they gave buggy rides, which I originally wanted to do, but since things were so poorly explained to us, we ended up happy that we didn’t spend the extra money on this.
One of the things I loved the most about Canada was the fields of flowers in bloom!
The rapeseed which covered the countryside is used to make Canola oil, which was forbidden in the USA before they changed the name
The new potato fields! And…
Clover, which leads to me to believe that their honey was definitely clover honey.
We also got a rare trip to the beach just to relax. It was the first time I actually took a well deserved nap! The water was so warm and you could walk out really far without getting in past your waist.
She built a turtle in the sand and she even found a new friend!
We could even see decorator crabs through the water, and G was able to pick them up, however I didn’t risk taking my camera out into the water.
They do have some wonderful beaches on PEI
And here is something you don’t see very often…
And the trip didn’t stop there!!!