July 30, 2011
strolling on red sandy beaches
seeing Dalvay-by-the-Sea (The White Sands Hotel) for the first time
staying at Dalvay and enjoying High Tea for two
visiting Green Gables
fish sandwiches at Richard's Fresh Fish Eatery
Anne of Green Gables & Anne and Gilbert musicals
our cozy, home-like little B&B in Oyster Bed Bridge
cormorants and cranes
little red and gray foxes
beach-combing for sea glass
finding little creatures at Union Corner Provincial Park
attending a double-feature drive-in movie
strolling historic Charlottetown
Government House & historic homes in Charlottetown
sidewalk cafe's on Victoria Street
horse drawn carriages on the streets of Summerside
lobster traps and fishing boats
attending a Ceilidh featuring the sweet, talented and lovely Cynthia MacLeod
potato and dairy farms
sunset walks on Brackley Beach
flowers, hills, sand dunes, red cliffs
strolling through paths and fields tread by L.M. Montgomery
inspired by the islands beauty and people
So many treasured memories made on this little Island...
July 29, 2011
waves rolling into shore, crashing on rocks, tumbling gravel as the tide comes in
a local 'accent'
the hum of the car as we roll along winding ocean view highways
fresh ocean air
warm maple butter
old VW van smell in the car
herbed fresh cheese
boggy marshes in Northumberland
Mmmmm... recipe here
garlic and herbed Gouda cheese from That Old Dutchmen Farm
melt in your mouth blueberry scones from Masstown Market
Bens soft and spicy ginger cookies
slippery red silt beaches
rough basalt lava flows
smooth tumbled beach stones
Road to Avonlea homes
rolling-hilled farms with ocean backyards
Red, black and gray cliffs
Heritage Hector Quay
Masstown Market lighthouse
signs for fresh lobster sandwiches at Subway
This vacation is bliss...
July 6, 2011
Today was a brilliant day.
It began early, with hasty preparations and a whole lot of excitement.
Today I saw the Royal couple.
In person and in my town.
My town that is so in need of some cheering-up and something to look forward to.
Here comes the bus!
the eager crowd
We were six rows deep, yet thanks to my husband's awesome height (which makes him so appealing to me :) and also comes in handy when you need to see!) we were able to snap a few great pics and really SEE Will and Kate in person!
The Duke and Dutchess toured the fire-ravaged areas of town and spoke with the emergency workers and others who had worked so hard on the fire during those hard, hard days. The fact that these two Royals made this un-scheduled stop to show their care and support sent a wave of much needed morale through the community. I am so thankful for the once in a lifetime opportunity I experienced today!
* this photo taken by Erica Bakewell
Thank you Will and Kate, may you continue to inspire others and make a difference!
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