We flew to Prince Edward Island on June 6th and stayed in a lovely cottage for the entire week. If you are not familiar with PEI, it is the smallest, most romantic province in all of Canada (in my humble opinion).
PEI is also a photographer's dream come true! I reveled in the beautiful scenery and took pictures to my heart's content. Dare I say too many - over 400! I had never visited PEI in the Spring, so there were new photo opportunities of things I hadn't seen or done before in the summer months.
As difficult as it is to pick just a few, here are some of my favorite shots from our vacation. I hope that the photos capture the essence of what Prince Edward Island means to me.
Sand dunes at Brackley Beach
French River harbour
Nuno and I standing on teapot rock, Darnley Beach
We followed a private beach road and walked a very long way to reach these rocks. Originally, this rock had a "handle" on it, hence, the name - teapot rock. With time, the crashing waves eroded the handle and this is what's left. One day, this rock will be non-existent. Lucky for us, it was low tide and we were able to climb on the rock for a picture!
Traditional lobster supper in New Glasgow
West Point Lighthouse
The beautiful scenery; as far as the eye can see
We toured the Cow's Creamery Ice cream Factory
Just look what I found inside our bag of PEI potatoes...a perfectly heart-shaped potato!
Morning at the beach (Dalvey beach)
Cavendish beach with my girls
The gorgeous lupins growing wild along highway roads and ditches - a sight that can only be seen in the Spring. In the summer months, these will be long gone!
A proper tea at Mrs. Proffit's Tea Room at the Orient Hotel in Victoria-by-the-Sea. We were able to pick our own teacups and hats to wear! This was by far Annabel's favourite place!
The Confederation Bridge (from PEI to New Brunswick)
Nuno and I at Argyle Shore
We picked wild lupins and made a centerpiece for our kitchen table at the cottage
Meeting my friend, Denise, for the first time at Basin Head beach. What a sweetheart she is! I hope to see her visiting us in Ontario very soon!
One of my favourite things about the Island is the rich red soil, distinct to PEI.
I love the blue sky, the deep red earth, the bright green grass and the contrast of bold colours.
Our goodbye lobster supper...
...and sunset at Cavendish beach
Anita and Annabel saying goodbye
I can't tell you how difficult it was to choose only a few photos from the very large collection I have. I will be printing most of the photos I took to put in a photo album, so we can look back on our trip for years to come.
Of course, no matter where we go, however near or far, home is always home. It is nice to be back, sleeping in my own bed with the wonderful memories of our anniversary trip lingering in my mind. The Island has a special place in my heart and I know we will be back again some day.
Wishing you all a happy Monday and a wonderful week filled with many blessings! xoxo