Vacationing in PEI

Exploring Prince Edward Island: #Write31Days

For the past month, I’ve been sharing photos and memories of my recent trip with my sister to Prince Edward Island. Here are just a few observations and a few more photos.

Home Away

My sister opted to use Home Away to rent a cottage located on the West Shore near the charming town of O’Leary (home of the PEI Potato Museum).  We had a charming and comfy place to stay with an amazing view of the sea.

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But the best part of staying in the cottage instead of a hotel was the new friends we made. Elwood and Shirley, who keep an eye on the cottage for the owners, invited us over one evening. Such a delightful time, and a memorable way to learn more about the local community and the province.

Wind Energy

Wind farms are situated throughout the western part of the island. These structures are huge.

wind-energy

Atlantic Time Zone

I’ve lived most of my life in the Eastern time zone. Now that I’m in the Central time zone, I always feel an hour behind everyone else.

But it felt even stranger to be in the Atlantic time zone–while in PEI, I was an hour ahead of what, to me, is “normal”!

Evangeline

evangeline-from-amazonAnne Shirley isn’t PEI’s only literary heroine. Most gift shops also featured Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem, “is a story of loss and devotion set against the deportation of the Acadian people in 1755. The poem elevated Longfellow to be the most famous writer in America and has had a lasting cultural impact, especially in Nova Scotia and Louisiana, where most of the poem is set” (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: A Maine Historical Society Website).

The Acadians are descendants of French colonists who settled in Canada’s maritime provinces in the 17th and 18th centuries. They developed a distinct culture and heritage. Later, many Acadians migrated to Louisiana and influenced the Cajun culture.

Photo Collages

Here are two more photo collages, the first from the grounds of the Bottle House Museum and the second from our excursion to the West Point Lighthouse.

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Join me on Monday for the last stop on this month’s Exploring Prince Edward Island tour.

Your Turn

Is your favorite time zone the one you grew up in? (That’s the way it is for me!)

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