The PEI Adventure continues...I've only uploaded pics from the first couple of days...will do more as time allows:) The picture above is of the sunrise seen while driving bleary-eyed through eastern Quebec (not too far from New Brunswick). There is something very special about watching the sky change from black to...well...spectacular...very humbling.
Here we are on Confederation Bridge heading into PEI - I used to hate bridges, but I rather enjoy this one!
Perhaps it's because I can't see over the side (that's me waving) so I can pretend that the cold, deep Northumberland Straits aren't really there...instead there's a nice fluffy pillow that will catch us if our car happens to jump the barricade :)
From sunrise to sunset...we saw both during one day of driving (22 total hours driving time...about 4 hours sleeping time). Try to ignore all the bug spatters on the windshield!
There, that's a somewhat clearer, less buggy shot...I love the PEI sky!
Our first pitstop on the island was to my favorite Richmond Dairy Bar where we enjoyed Almond Toffee Twist icecream. I am feeling rather giddy in the above photo.
Unfortunately, that little pitstop meant we arrived at our home in the dark to a rather overgrown laneway. There is no dark as dark as this dark in the city!
After fiddling unsuccessfully with our water pump we pumped up our king-size air mattress (nothing but the best for us) and went to bed around 1:30am. I slept til 10am but Michael was up jumping around at 6:30am. So he went outside and took photos of the house and property in the early morning light.
There's our grassy laneway - we had it cut today so the ruts are more visible!
Wildflowers in abundance, our lawn is covered in purple and yellow flowers.
The seedlings we transplanted from the forest last August are doing well - spruce are very resilient!
The famous view from my porch.
It's here, at Crofters Lane, that we get to really enjoy life's simple pleasures...one of them being a cup of tea while sitting on a rock in the early morning sun.
Yes, we brought my swinging chair from the trailer. Look at the wind! Michael has since cut the grass around the tree - wheeeeeee!
One thing I always wanted in a house was "billowing white curtains", I do have a romantic idealistic side, believe it or not. Well, I have the "billowing" in spades!
We've put a couple of lawn chairs here - we call this our "lookout". That's Casumpec Bay. I love to sit here and write in my journal, or close my eyes and listen to the birds and the breeze in the trees.
This year there are potatoes as well as soya beans planted all around us. Like SW Ontario PEI had a ton of rain this spring and some fields haven't thrived, like this one. Makes for a great photo but few potatoes.
The ferns like the damp cloudy weather though!
Don't know what this wildflower is called, it's growing by our little forest.
Lupines seem to be doing well - we arrived too late last year to see them so really appreciating them this year!
More pictures to come!
Putting my contact info here so my fellow PEIers can contact me. I am on my computer only sporadically as we don't have internet at the house, so please give me a call or a text or an email with a phone # so I can arrange a time to meet!
I am also on facebook if you would like to send me a "friend" request.