Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Travel Tuesdays: Prince Edward Island

For this week's edition of Travel Tuesdays, I've decided to feature one of my favourite places: Prince Edward Island, Canada.   PEI is perhaps best known for being the home of one of literature's greatest fictional heroines, Anne Shirley.   It is also the birthplace of Canadian Confederation.     

Here are some photos from my most recent visit:

Green Gables 


Anne's Bedroom in Green Gables

The lake that inspired The Lake of Shining Waters

 Cavendish Beach (PEI's most famous red sand beach)

Literary Link: 

To most people outside Canada - and many Canadians, too - PEI is most often associated with the works of Lucy Maud Montgomery, the most famous of which is Anne of Green Gables.  

As soon as Anne Shirley arrived at the snug, white farmhouse called Green Gables, she knew she wanted to stay forever...but would the Cuthbert's send her back to the orphanage? Anne knows she's not what they expected--a skinny girl with decidedly red hair and a temper to match. If only she could convince them to let her stay, she'd try very hard not to keep rushing headlong into scrapes or blurt out the very first thing she had to say. Anne was not like anybody else, everyone at Green Gables agreed; she was special--a girl with an enormous imagination. This orphan girl dreamed of the day when she could call herself Anne of Green Gables.   Synopsis from Chapters.indigo.ca

If you haven't already read the Green Gables series I highly recommend you do so.   I also recommend spending time in PEI if ever the opportunity arises.