Monday, August 26, 2013

Clean Energy and Quiet on North Cape


As small as Prince Edward Island may be, a trip out to North Cape can feel a bit like you're traveling to the ends of the earth.  Once you go west of Summerside, the towns begin to spread farther and farther apart, until there aren't really any towns at all - just small clusters of houses between long, low stretches of farmland held down by a thin strip of blue gulf.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Quintessential PEI


I feel like it took me so long to discover my favorite island drive, that I'm almost reluctant to share it.  I'd been out to the east, I'd been out to the west - I'd even been up to North Cape - before discovering this central island drive that I'm sure everyone and their uncle knows about.  Route 20 covers probably less than 20 miles, but with all the stops for photos and little side roads, you could easily make a day of it.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Anne of Green Gables


I don't know if any literary character is as synonymous with their setting as Anne of Green Gables.  You mention Prince Edward Island to anyone around the world and chances are, if they know of it, it's because of Anne.

Friday, August 16, 2013

I Miss PEI


Between the Egypt trip this spring and (hopefully!) Brazil next summer, my meager travel savings are pretty much spoken for.  Still, this is the first summer since my parents built their house up on Prince Edward Island that I won't be going.

How do I miss it?  Let me count the ways!