|Leaving Quebec City|
|Anne, the Island's unforgettable|
heroine. (Visit my other blog HERE for
a post about author L.M. Montgomery)
|Our guide on the left and our|
bus driver on the right.
The whole tour took a good part of the day. We toured the island, but stopped for lunch at a unique restaurant in New Glasgow in a building called Prince Edward Island Preserve Company, owned by a beaming man named "Bruce," who greeted us and saw us off afterwards, wearing his traditional Scottish kilt. (About 50% of the islanders claim Scottish ancestry and, adding those of Irish and Welsh heritage, about 80% of the island is of Celtic descent.)
|Prince Edward Island Preserve Company|
|Bruce, happy to see us come.|
|Bruce, happy to see us go?|
as it was to tour the island, this stop was quite a highlight, with a fabulous lobster lunch, served by a friendly staff
|Yes. This guy was on my plate.|
And I managed to eat most of it!
|Dale, showing Rajan and me|
how to eat a lobster.
|"The Music Man"|
|A slower song on guitar|
|Ernie participated with gusto.|
|He had a serious moment . . .|
|But not for long.|
|One of many lighthouses|
|Along with the fishing, this is an|
agricultural place. Potatoes from
PEI are famous.
|Notice the red soil. Very good clay|
for ceramics from the area.
|Made me think of a storybook village.|
|You can see we had good weather!|
|One of many harbors.|
|More surf and red soil.|
|These are lobster traps. A lot of the|
fishing on PEI is lobster fishing. You
can see why we had such a good lunch.
|Conferation Bridge, connecting PEI|
to New Brunswick, is 8 miles long.
|Foxes on the road! My husband was|
able to get a couple of photos. What
a beautiful animal!
|There were actually two foxes, but one|
walked away while my husband was
taking these pictures.
And then, last, but not least, the famous house that inspired the popular Anne of Green Gables series. (You can read more about whose house it really was HERE.) Anne has been a favorite character of mine, and she's still popular with new readers today.
|The house of Green Gables where it all started.|