Exploring Prince Edward Island – 3,476 KMS

Sep 17, 2013

The day dawned sunny but was soon cloudy and rain forecast to come in from the south west by lunchtime so we headed north to explore the world of Lucy Maud Montgomery and ‘Ann of Green Gables’ the creation of Ms Montgomery.

The farmhouse which inspired the home of ‘Green Gables’ in the book

Ann’s room as described in the book

A couple of things which DO exist are the ‘Haunted Forest’ with a scary man obstructing the path or so he said

And ‘Lovers Lane’ with me looking towards my lover

The Ann of Green Gables Museum home of an Aunt and Uncle of Ms Montgomery. She is said to have stated that this was her favourite place on earth

We have just loved the country scenes throughout Prince Edward Island. The land is obviously productive and this is all framed in incredibly beautiful undulating country well treed and scattered with picturesque houses and farm buildings. Real picture book stuff. What a treat to these former farm kids to experience.

A combination of farmland and fishing scene on the way to Cavendish. We hoped the colourful buildings may have a coffee shop amongst them…no, all fisherman’s sheds and no coffee in sight

One for the grandkids. This was in Kingston and the sign said ‘Haunted House’

On our way to downtown Charlottetown for coffee and we discovered the Fire House with the 1929 fire truck out for a polish

St Dunstan’s Basilica. The first Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Charlottetown founded St Andrews College the first post-secondary institution in the colony in 1831 which was re-located and re-opened in Charlottetown as St Dunstan’s College (later University). The University Board of Governors base is next door.

A lovely old walking street in the University area

Peake’s Wharf where we had a beautiful ‘Moos’ ice-cream

A bonded warehouse in the prohibition days

A lighthouse along the waterfront beyond what looks like a Governor’s residence (coat of arms and flags all over the place)

An example of some serious real-estate on the water’s edge. This wasn’t far from the Governor’s residence (see above) and the historic Beaconsfield House

Bits and Bobs:

Forgot to say yesterday once we were on the main highway that we were blown away by the huge numbers of 5th wheelers and caravans and Winnebago’s of all size and description heading west. Really must be considered the end of the summer holiday season

A sign to discourage drink driving we haven’t seen anywhere else. We have also seen some other interesting signs only on Prince Edward Island so if it’s dry when we leave tomorrow I’ll try and get them