Monday, June 18, 2012

Celebrating our Anniversary in Prince Edward Island

Last weekend, on the tenth of June, Nuno and I celebrated our twelfth wedding anniversary.  We planned a little getaway with the girls to commemorate the special occasion and went to Prince Edward Island; one of our favourite destinations in Canada.

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



Covehead Lighthouse



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!



Malpeque harbour



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



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













20 comments:

  1. I love it alllll! It's gorgeous, and you're an exceptional photographer, Rosinda. The colors are so vibrant. And the smiles are so pretty! Glad you had a chance to be away together. Thanks for giving me my first, and much appreciated, view of PEI!

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    1. Thank you for your comments, JoEllen! I know you would love it there!

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  2. How wonderful to see all that. I loved every one. What a really beautiful place. It all looks like a post card. The harbor is so pretty--and so is everything including you girls. What a riot finding that potato. What will you do with it? I'm a little worried about you tho--you're now so small a lobster is wider than you. Oh dear can you spell jealous!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Nancy! We eventually ate the heart potato, after displaying it on the counter for a couple days. I figured the best thing to do with it, would be to eat it, for safe-keeping. Ha-ha!

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  3. Oh where to start!!!!!!!!!!!! Let's see---the lighthouse---black and white stripes with a touch of red; PERFECT!! The rippled sand beneath the water....you lovely girls at tea with your darling hats.... and of course, lupines in your cottage; darling. Best of all, however, are all the smiles and memories made celebrating a beautiful love that you and Nuno have....

    May you be blessed with many many years of joy!
    XO

    Joann

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  4. Oh wow!! I would love to visit PEI, and even though I may never have an opportunity, your post makes me feel like I have visited ... and with the most delightful traveling companions! Thanks so much for sharing your trip, sweetie. No one deserves to find a potato heart more than you :-) xoxo

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    1. Aww, thank you, dear Janie! I know you would love Prince Edward Island! I hope that one day, you do have an opportunity to visit! xoxo

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  5. I love all of your photos! Looks like you had a fabulous time... XoXo

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    1. Thank you so much, Katie! It's so nice to "see" you here! xoxo

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  6. Rosinda, your photos are beautiful! We are planning a trip there so it was wonderful to see the places you visited. What kind of camera do you have? Thanks. Pat M. :-)

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    1. Welcome to my blog and thank you so much for your comments, Pat! I used two cameras for the pictures. Most of the photos were taken with my Nikon D40x digital camera. I also used a canon powershot elph 300HS. The Nikon is a better camera, but large and heavy. The canon is more practical to carry around, as it is thin and also shoots video. But my favourite is the Nikon. I've had it for about 6 years now. Love it!!

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    2. Thanks for the info. The cabin you stayed in looked nice--where was it located? (name?) Thanks. Pat M. :-)

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    3. Here is the web address for the cottage we stayed at - www.burdettcottage.ca
      I highly recommend it. It was our second time staying there, and probably not our last!

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  7. Lovely!! Congratulations on your anniversary, Rosinda! :)

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  8. Thank you so much, Katherine! It's always nice to see you here! xo

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  9. I am so sorry to just be popping in now to see your charming post, Rosinda! What a lovely place to visit...have to adore those lighthouses! And the girls look so sweet on the beach and having tea, too!! Happy belated Anniversary and many, many more, sweetie!!! How great that you and Denise could meet, too!!! Sending lots of love and hugs, Sherry xoxo

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    1. Thanks for popping in, Sherry! And thank you for your anniversary wishes! Meeting Denise & her family was the icing on the cake! Love and hugs back to you!! xoxo

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  10. Hi Rosinda! Gosh, isn't this terrible. A post about me and I'm taking this long to see it :(

    It was heaven to meet you and your wonderful family :) I was so nervous, but once I met you, all nerves went away. It was instant kindredship :)

    I so can't wait to get to Ontario esp since Mark and Nuno hit it off so well, too :) It was so nice to see them with the kids and you and I getting to have time alone :)

    Can't wait til the next time!
    Love,
    Denise

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    1. I feel the same way about YOU! You are even sweeter in person! You made us feel so at home and so welcome in your home. Words cannot thank you enough. I can't wait till it's my turn to do the same for you! Nuno & Mark really did hit it off. You must convince Mark to come too! xoxo

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