We spent last night and today on PEI, both in Charlottetown and driving to fun spots on the island in a rented car. Walking around Charlottetown gave us a chance to go into many fun shops and to see and feel the town a bit.
This is City Hall for Charlottetown, PEI.
Walking up Queens St. In Charlottetown, PEI.
Cari has loved the Anne of Green Gables series for years and one of the highlights of this trip was for her to return to PEI and to drink deeply of the charm and warmth that that series gave her. Here Cari is admiring a store that focused on chocolates and Anne goodies. We went in.
Cari makes friends with everyone. Here she is with the “Anne Chocolates” store clerk dressed in period clothing along with her granddaughter.
The chocolates store also had a soft drink called “Anne’s Raspberry Cordial”. Will she buy it and drink it or not? Stay tuned to the next episode in this new series.
You guessed it. She drank it! She said is was like a raspberry cream soda.
Driving on PEI.
Beautiful countryside on PEI
What a green, lovely place this is
A good view of the home
Was there something to do about “green gables”?
After walking to get the rental car we headed east on PEI toward the hamlet of Cavendish and to places where the setting for Anne of Green Gables and where the author, Lucy Maud Montgomery was born and lived. Here is the home at “Green Gables Heritage Place”, located in PEI National Park on the north shore.
A view of the house, full of fun period things you might find in such a house, and the barn.
The lovely grounds around the house.
Inside the house.
Lover’s lane at the house
As I walked along the dirt road leading to the house I thought I saw Anne herself in a horse buggy. I had to look more closely.
Well I’ll be…there she was sitting there with such a smile…Anne-Cari herself in all her glory…and pigtails! :-)
The barn and butter churn buildings.
After leaving Cavendish, as we drove back to Charlottetown we turned left and went to the small fishing town of North Rustico and it’s harbor that must have had 30 or more commercial fishing boats along the dock.
Fishing boats all along the wharf.
We drove to the tip of the harbor entrance. Most picturesque.
At the North Rustico harbor entrance.
We drove back to Charlottetown in time to make the 4 pm musical called Anne & Gilbert at The Guild theatre. We just loved this musical! It was very professionally done with great music, lots of funny lines and warm touching moments. Very well worth seeing!
Admiring a lovely wooden sailboat as we returned to the Charlottetown Yacht Club to spend the night on our boat.
Bay at the back of North Rustico Harbour.
Lobster pots at North Rustico Harbour
Many more lobster pots
And more traps