More Evidence of the Most Beautiful Day

January 10, 2011 at 2:16 am 1 comment

I think I would have still been quite charmed by PEI if the weather had been less friendly to us than it was, but perhaps my love notes to PEI wouldn’t be quite as ardent. We really did luck out and spend one of the most beautiful days of the whole trip ambling around the island. I like to think that every summer day on PEI is this wonderful, though. Please don’t correct me if I’m wrong—it’s like how I feel about Vancouver. I’ve been there four times in the past four years (with trip number 5 just days away!) and I’ve never seen much rain.

Anyway, one of PEI’s many charming attributes is how they make every aspect of Anne of Green Gables, and its author, Lucy Maud Montgomery (henceforth referred to as LMM), a tourist attraction. So as we drove away from Cavendish, headed for North Point, the northwest tip of the island, we found many more Anne/LMM-related sites, including:

LMM's Birthplace
LMM’s birthplace! Painted in the green gables style, naturally. We didn’t go in, just pulled into the parking lot for some photos.

PEI Scenic Spot!
The next spot on our trip was a designated scenic photography spot, described in the official PEI guidebook. They weren’t kidding. Quite a lot of cars were stopped around here, and we didn’t want to take too much time, but I’m glad we did stop for a few minutes.

Lupines
Lupines are practically the designated regional flower of Maritime Canada. They’re just wildflowers that grow along roads, but they’re so bright and cheery!

Anne Quote
This was one of our favourite Anne spots, truth be told. This pond was supposedly LMM’s inspiration for Anne’s “Lake of Shining Waters” and in the house nearby, LMM visited her aunt once or something! Let’s make it a museum and charge tour buses full of Anne pilgrims to see it! And once they’re here, let’s charge them more for someone to take them around the pond in a carriage – we’ll call it “Matthew’s carriage ride.”

Red Dirt Path
“Matthew” will gladly drive you around this red dirt path if you pay him well.

Lake of Shining Waters
Okay, okay…I give in. The Lake of Shining Waters is actually kind of awesome, and it really does shine.

St. John the Baptist
And because you know I love a good church to photograph, here’s St. John the Baptist in Miscouche. It’s an old Acadian wooden church, one of the oldest on PEI.

Next post, I’ll finally get to some lighthouses.

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Entry filed under: Cavendish, Photos, Prince Edward Island.

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  • 1. Jules  |  January 10, 2011 at 7:23 am

    I think you already know my feelings about PEI and our perfect day there…I just wanted to give you props on the use of ‘ardent’. 😉

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