Thursday, June 24, 2010
A Little Gem in the Northumberland Strait
Ever since I was a kid, Prince Edward Island (PEI) was a part of my life. Not only are my maternal grandparents from there but we used to spend a couple of weeks each summer in different parts of the Island; and besides, this is where the inspiration for Anne (that's Anne with an 'e') of Green Gables was conceived.
One summer my sister, Jo-Ann, and I stayed at my Mom's cousin Annie's place. It was situated at the very eastern tip of PEI called, what else, East Point. Annie's husband was the lighthouse keeper there and you can imagine the thrill it was for us 'city' kids to be spending time there!
I was 7 years old and Jo-Ann was 9. We had a ball and I can still conger up the deep, haunting sound of the lighthouse foghorn. It was quite an experience for us.
I took Ron back there a few years ago....now the lighthouse is a museum.
So, yesterday we were having lunch with Dad and Jo-Ann (it was her 'lunch' day with Dad), and she told Ron and I that we could have her cottage in July since she would not be using it. We said GREAT!
It just so happens that her cottage is 15 minutes from where we stayed as kids. I will be wonderful to spend some time there.
PEI is a unique place. Once you have taken either the ferry from Nova Scotia or the bridge from New Brunswick, you will be transcended into a 'dreamlike' experience. No kidding.
All above photos were taken in summer of 2007 at the cottage.