Travel flashback: PEI, Summer 2006

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!)

Librarian for Life + Style | Travel flashback: PEI

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. 😉

Librarian for Life + Style | PEI, Summer 2006

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.

Librarian for Life + Style | PEI, Summer 2006

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.

Librarian for Life + Style | PEI, Summer 2006

At Avonlea Village, Anne meets Anne… and we’re not the only ones captivated. 🙂

Librarian for Life & Style | PEI, Summer 2006

Another vacation, another friendly cat to pet!

Librarian for Life & Style | PEI, Summer 2006

The striking red cliffs of PEI, just as vivid as they are described in L. M. Montgomery’s works.

Librarian for Life & Style | PEI, Summer 2006

I love the ’70s vibe of this photo above. (And yes, I still have that hoodie, seen here.)

Librarian for Life & Style | PEI, Summer 2006

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!

Librarian for Life & Style | PEI, Summer 2006

Foreshadowing of our Scotland trip! This is outside our favorite restaurant in PEI, Cafe on the Clyde, located in New Glasgow.

Librarian for Life & Style | PEI, Summer 2006

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.

Librarian for Life & Style | PEI, Summer 2006

A cool sculpture in the Gardens of Hope in New Glasgow.

Librarian for Life & Style | PEI, Summer 2006

In the gardens, a local artist continues her craft on a rainy afternoon.

Librarian for Life & Style | PEI, Summer 2006

Me amongst the roses. I still have that cardigan, seen here, as well as that tank top, seen here.  The tote bag lasted for several years, and went with me all the way to the UAE.

Librarian for Life & Style | PEI, Summer 2006

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!

Librarian for Life & Style | PEI, Summer 2006

The Cavendish Cemetery, the resting place of the author.

Librarian for Life & Style | PEI, Summer 2006

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.)

Librarian for Life & Style | PEI, Summer 2006

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.

Librarian for Life & Style | PEI, Summer 2006

The Confederation Bridge, outside Summerside.

Librarian for Life & Style | PEI, Summer 2006

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!

Librarian for Life & Style | PEI, Summer 2006

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! 😀 )

Librarian for Life & Style | PEI, Summer 2006

Pretty as a postcard at West Point lighthouse.

Librarian for Life & Style | PEI, Summer 2006

Contemplating the sea along the North Cape.

Librarian for Life & Style | PEI, Summer 2006

The next day, on the opposite coast of the island, we met a wise wooden seaman keeping guard at the Montague Waterfront.

Librarian for Life & Style | PEI, Summer 2006

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). 😉

Librarian for Life & Style | PEI, Summer 2006

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.

Librarian for Life & Style | PEI, Summer 2006

Enjoying a beautiful walk along St. Peters Bay, on our way to the half-buried, half-forgotten lighthouse in St. Peters Harbour.

Librarian for Life & Style | PEI, Summer 2006

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!

Librarian for Life & Style | PEI, Summer 2006

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.

Librarian for Life & Style | PEI, Summer 2006

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. 😀

Did you enjoy a travel mini-holiday? Would you like to read more travel posts? If so, please leave a comment and let me know!

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4 thoughts on “Travel flashback: PEI, Summer 2006

  1. Darlene

    Hi Jen, i just found your blog while reading thrifting blogs, I am blessed to live in PEI and you captured the Island beautifully, that is one thing I love to do since we moved here in 2006 we do lots of Staycations on our beautiful Island! There is something new to be found down every red dirt road…I will be linking your blog post to a few friends so they can see your great Island pics. glad you had such a great stay!

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