Wednesday, September 19, 2012

We're Back!


After a week on Prince Edward Island and just taking in the culture and taking  lots of photos,


we are desperately trying to get back into some kind of routine.

So I will start with these few photos to give you a sense of where we stayed.
Above is a typical PEI red dirt road leading to the ocean....in this case the Gulf of St.Lawrence.
This is at the northern top of the Island


Tropical Storm Leslie had just passed the Maritimes to the south the day before we arrived.....thus the wild surf!


All the sand and soil on PEI is red-coloured and discover why it is by clicking 'red-coloured'.


We've been here for the past three summers and Sophie went into 'automatic pilot' when we headed out the cottage door and down the red dirt road to the beach. She knew what to do and where to go....she's not just a 'pretty face' after all!!


Fall is here in the Maritimes as is evident by what Ron is wearing! It was very windy and cool, OK COLD!


Across from this beach were beautiful sand dunes. This waterway lead to a small fishing village.

Sophie was looking at something as we ventured around the corner heading towards the village.

I will show you what was around the corner tomorrow. I have a 'ton' of photos I took and am working my way through some you all may be interested in seeing.

There, I feel I'm getting back into a routine! Good.



32 comments:

  1. Oh my deary me! What a lovely place to visit and so many photo opportunities!!!

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    1. Yes John, there were many!! You'd have been in heaven!

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    1. It is exactly that, Victor.
      I trust your summer went well?
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Lovely beach and the red sand!!! No wonder Sophie was so happy to be there again. Cheers from Jean

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    1. It is a special place. No wonder 'Anne' from Green Gables loved it so much!!!

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  4. Gorgeous pictures! What a beautiful vacation!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

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    1. Hey you two! Wish you were there with Sophie....she would have 'showed you around'! Thanks for dropping by!

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  5. Looks wonderful hope you had a happy vacation, Looking forward to see the rest! The ocean is so choppy! One very happy dog.
    Ivan

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    1. Hi Ivan. It was so good to step foot on the Island....like being in wonderland really. Yes, that day the ocean was very active but the next few it was calm. Either way Sophie loves it!

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  6. the best family camping vacation ever was on PEI, great place

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    1. Isn't it amazing how different, yet similar, our provinces are from each other....each having it's own character.

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  7. Nice to have you back, Jim! Your absence was certainly felt in the blogging world. Great photos, and I'm looking forward to seeing more. I'm glad you all had a fabulous holiday.

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    1. Thanks so much Martha! A break is good and coming back is too. I took almost 1000 photos.....enough to last for a year!! lol

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  8. Welcome back! I was wondering how you made out with Leslie. Glad you missed the worst of her.

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    1. Now THAT is pretty personal!! lol
      I handled 'her', no problem!

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  9. thanks for sharing the wonderful photies, Jim. The top one actually makes me feel a little ill with need to be walking down that road.

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    1. Karen, there must be 'some road' you could walk down to make you feel better. Glad you liked these.

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    2. Whisky Road? Oh cynical moi. Come on Jim! There are NO roads that lead to oceans anywhere in Ontario!

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    3. Well I've seen those Great Lakes you guys brag about.....almost the size of small oceans! lol
      Karen, you'll just have to close your eyes and imagine it!

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  10. For some reason the pic with the sign had me thinking of Moses... and maybe Noah...

    Love the pic of Sophie splashing, wish I could have been there!

    Glad to have you all back!

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    1. Before the flood! The water is deceiving in that it looks like it will flow up the road!! That first day Sharon, you would have froze to death! After that you have just sat there and enjoyed, like we did.

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  11. Welcome back!
    Gorgeous photos. I love the one of Sophie in the sparkling water.

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    1. Pat, every time I saw a bird I thought of how you would have 'captured' it. Tomorrow I will post about the only bird I was able to capture.....from a distance.
      Good to be back.

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  12. Yes, I was wondering how you "made out" with Leslie, too. That is so funny!!!! You know, we have lots of red dirt down here in the South but it's called Alabama red clay and it's awful--stains everything and when it gets wet it is soooo slippery. Everyone hates it but it's what we have. Always love coming to your blog, everything is just so happy and pretty. Glad you have a fabbo vacation!

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    1. Happy and pretty?! Well, we do try to keep things positive around here....it would be too easy to go 'the other way', wouldn't it.
      PEI red clay is hard to get out of clothes too! And you are correct, when wet, watch out! Wonder if it is like a 'mud' facial and would be good for your skin? Hey, if so then there is plenty to make a fortune!!

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  13. Hey Amigos:

    Yes routine. Getting on that wheel is difficult as I discovered this past summer, but even some kind of routine makes the day a little smoother.

    Welcome Back

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    1. Hey Kemosabe, a little routine won't hurt anyone, eh?!
      We have to get together.....maybe meet at the border for lunch? Tell the Mrs.

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  14. Welcome back, Jim!
    Those sand dunes look so eerie, just 'cause I didn't expect them there.

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    1. Hi Terry. Yes, these dunes took us by surprise when we first saw them. It can be pretty wild on this side of the Island as compared to the more sheltered side between Nova Scotia and PEI.

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  15. That's some red dirt Jim, it reminds me of the dirt in Hawaii and a bit like the clay (ours is a bit more orange in color) here in Virginia.

    The pictures of the beach are so "alive" with wind I can almost smell the cool moist air thru the computer.

    Welcome back. Can't wait to see all your other pictures.

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    1. Thanks Jen! So it's photos you'll be getting over the next few days!
      So Virginia has reddish clay as well?! Anybody else? lol
      The pics really did capture that morning after the storm....it was prettty wild!

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