July 30, 2011

"It will come sometime. Some beautiful morning she will just wake up and find it is Tomorrow. Not Today but Tomorrow. And then things will happen ... wonderful things." 

Prince Edward Island Memories

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

fog horns
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
live music
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

A Nova Scotia Diary

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
crying gulls
fresh ocean air
warm maple butter
old VW van smell in the car
herbed fresh cheese
boggy marshes in Northumberland
Mmmmm... recipe here
maple syrup
maple butter
fresh berries
trail mix
coconut shrimp
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
sea glass
ocean breezes
Road to Avonlea homes
rolling-hilled farms with ocean backyards
Red, black and gray cliffs
sandy beaches
red earth
Five Islands
Heritage Hector Quay
Masstown Market lighthouse
signs for fresh lobster sandwiches at Subway
thick forest
maple trees
wild flowers
sailing ships
fishing boats
This vacation is bliss...

July 6, 2011

A Royal Visit

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!

Prince William
Princess Katherine

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!