Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Prince Edward Island and Beyond, Day 2, real long!

We left Charlottetown this morning and headed to Cavendish…home of L.M.Montgomery and Green Gables.
We went to “Green Gables”, a special built home and barn furnished with things from that time period of the book, Anne of Green Gables, first published in 1906.
001I wish I had their gardener!! The grounds were just gorgeous!

003004005006007008Ok, this wood stove is a Waterloo II, 1876. This particular stove was mentioned in one of the Anne books.

See the open door at the top? That’s the oven, there was a special insert for baking so your bread, cakes, etc wouldn’t be smokey!

009010Ahh, this would have been the room where I spent my time.011Two different “Swifts”

012013This room had a little more “class” than a room down the hall…
the “chamber pot” is in the washstand not under the bed

014another neat stove

015016A wooden downspout!

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Lover’s Lane

019020021022024Oh my! These roses smelled sooooo good!!

025Good-bye Green Gables

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Stopping at the beach, Gulf of St Lawrence 026 027028030Yes, I had to stick my foot in Atlantic waters…kinda chilly!!

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We didn’t realize PEI was so much farmland!
Farmers were cutting hay and the potato fields were planted and sprouting.

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Leaving PEI…remember we came over on the ferry…but we left by bridge.
Eight miles long…UGH…just knock me out and tell me when we’re on the other side!!

The Confederation Bridge joins the eastern Canadian provinces of Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick,
making travel throughout the Maritimes easy and convenient.
The curved, 12.9 kilometer (8 mile) long bridge is the longest in the world crossing ice-covered water, and a decade after its construction.

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Geo Cache? Yup, one here in the rocks at the end of the bridge!

And another one over by this lighthouse.

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053Now, in order to get to the lighthouse…

we had to take a path…
yes, there is a path through this!
And…it was full of mosquitos!LOL…we walked reeeeally fast!

046Light, at the end of the path…

literally!

048Just under the walkway, the lighthouse was loaded with these swallows!

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On the road…through New Brunswick

058more potatoes, see how deep the furrows are

and more Lupins

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Well, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont…here we come.

Thanks for stopping!

Dawn

8 comments :

Amber (bambi64) said...

Wait! You have to go back.. I don't see a picture of you guys walking hand in hand down the beach!! You have to have a picture like that!! :)

Sharli said...

Dawn,
Oh My Goodness! What wonderful photos - what a dream vacation! I am LOVING seeing these places. Thank you SO much for sharing -

Sandy said...

Dawn: Love your pictures. Looks like you are having a great time. My husband and I leave for Halifax the end of August, will drive over that looooong bridge (I also will have to close my eyes), visit PEI, take the ferry, then continue to Cape Breton, Halifax and home. Would love to hear from you when you get back about what not to miss. We went to Southern Nova Scotia a few years ago and loved it, now we will complete the North and PEI. Sandy smor@frontiernet.net

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I am so enjoying your photos, Dawn, and am glad you are having such a wonderful time!

Elena said...

Wow! Dawn! You are so lucky to see so many beautiful places!

Joanne (jojot) said...

well....somehow this post got by me.....so glad I checked for a post...these pics are just beautiful.....and you are not alone with your feelings about high and long bridges......thanks so much for sharing your journey with us......hope DH is feeling bettah.....

Dani said...

Thank you for these wonderful picks of PEI and the Anne of Green Gables house. It is my dream to go there!

- dlm. said...

Dawn - I can't tell you enough how much I have enjoyed seeing your photographs. Thanks so much for sharing them with us!