Our final stop on this travel flashback series highlights our second trip to Prince Edward Island, one of the eastern Maritime Provinces in Canada. PEI is also home to Anne of Green Gables, the series written by L. M. Montgomery (referred to on the island as “the author”), and it is just as beautiful in person as it is described in the books. (Sam and I first travelled to PEI in Summer 2002; we had saved up for a year for our honeymoon, so that first trip was a combination of honeymoon and first-year anniversary!)
And for this final travel post, thank goodness it was during summer, so you’ll be seeing much more variety in my travel wardrobe! And you might even recognize a few pieces. 😉
Pausing at a scenic overlook on the north shore. And by the way, it’s so strange seeing myself in glasses that were two pairs ago! And yes, I still have that cardigan, seen here, and that tank top, seen here.
At Kindred Spirits Inn, where we stayed in Cavendish. It’s funny to see me experimenting with hats even way back then… but as I recall, this hat did not stay that long in my wardrobe.
At Avonlea Village, Anne meets Anne… and we’re not the only ones captivated. 🙂
Another vacation, another friendly cat to pet!
The striking red cliffs of PEI, just as vivid as they are described in L. M. Montgomery’s works.
I love the ’70s vibe of this photo above. (And yes, I still have that hoodie, seen here.)
This is one of Sam’s favorite shots during this PEI trip — he was capturing action shots of me years before this style blog started!
The view across the Clyde River to the New Glasgow United Church. On this second trip, Sam and I fell in love with the distinctive church architecture on the Island.
A cool sculpture in the Gardens of Hope in New Glasgow.
In the gardens, a local artist continues her craft on a rainy afternoon.
Taking a break on the beaches of the north shore. The swimsuit I’m wearing here is one of the ones I took on our trip to Thailand!
The Cavendish Cemetery, the resting place of the author.
What, me visiting a library?! 😉 This time, it was the Confederation Centre Public Library, in downtown Charlottetown, the capital of PEI. (And those long shorts are also still in my wardrobe, last seen here.)
On the Wood Island ferry on a day trip to Nova Scotia, watching the wake. You can also see that pink-white-and-brown striped top in action in this UAE flashback post.
The Confederation Bridge, outside Summerside.
Resting on a bench along Spinnaker’s Landing in Summerside. I love this photo because of its striking composition — and Sam’s shadow as he takes my pic!
Taking a tour of Bideford Parsonage, where L. M. Montgomery stayed for a year while teaching, we got to see the site of the real linament cake fiasco! (If you’re a fan of Anne of Green Gables, you’ll know what I am talking about — and have a huge smile on your face right now! 😀 )
Pretty as a postcard at West Point lighthouse.
Contemplating the sea along the North Cape.
The next day, on the opposite coast of the island, we met a wise wooden seaman keeping guard at the Montague Waterfront.
Enjoying a seal-watching tour together. Sam picked up his “PEI Dirt Hat” on our first trip — it’s dyed with PEI’s famous red sand. And my old glasses had clip-on sunglasses, while though efficient, did not provide that much coverage. This was PPS (Pre Prescription Sunglasses). 😉
We both happily completed the Tip-to-Tip lighthouse certificate! This meant we visited the lighthouses on both the westernmost and easternmost points of PEI.
Enjoying a beautiful walk along St. Peters Bay, on our way to the half-buried, half-forgotten lighthouse in St. Peters Harbour.
This is the smallest lighthouse on the Island, set amongst the shifting sands along the north central coast. You can see the evidence of those shifting sands by the height of the original door and the additional side ladder!
Along the Victoria Park boardwalk in Charlottetown on our last day. The main reason I included this shot — besides this park being one of our favorite spots in the city — is because I still have the entire upper half of this outfit — the light blue cardigan, the brown sweater vest I’m using as a shell underneath, as well as the floppy summer hat.
As the sun sets on these travel posts, I hope y’all enjoyed traveling with us back in time through the countries of Thailand, Austria, Scotland, the Netherlands, and Canada. Tomorrow, we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled style programming. 😀
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