Thursday, 25 July 2013

Prince Edward Island + Anne of Green Gables

I have been getting wanting to get out and do some exploring around Nova Scotia, so I decided to go to Prince Edward Island (four hours north of Halifax) for a couple of days to see Green Gables and experience island life.

Cavendish is the home town of Lucy Maud Montgomery who wrote Anne of Green Gables in 1904, and is home for the site that inspired her novels.

 Green Gables belonged to her Grandfathers cousins and is now a national heritage site. A short walk away from Green Gables are the foundations of the house where LM Montgomery lived and wrote the novels. Also remaining are the Haunted Forrest walk and Lovers Lane, which made for a delightful stroll in the afternoon. It was also a great chance to see some Canadian wildlife and I saw Robin Redbreasts and also a Woodpecker. So cool to see these things in the flesh.

Whilst in PEI I stayed in Charlottetown, which is the capital of the island and is a gorgeous town with delicious eateries (I tried strawberry and rubarb gelato), great pubs that brew their own beer (couldnt get past blueberry beer), quiet streets that are great for strolling and lots of history and old buildings.

The island is also known for its red sand beaches and cliffs, and potatoes and to get there you can catch the ferry or take the Confederation Bridge, the world's longest artificial bridge over ice-covered waters. I got to experience both options. Fun!

Click here for more images of PEI 

This week I have been reading Anne of Green Gables (of course!) and sketching domestic interiors of Green Gables.

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