Saturday, March 12, 2011

An Island Tour

Hello everyone,
       I have had a few people ask me about Prince Edward Island lately so I went through some of my old summer pictures. Many of you have seen Anne of Green Gables or Road to Avonlea and wonder if the Island really looks like it does in the movie and so I will share some of my favorite spots in summer.
The little fishing village of Rustico.
I love this home in Knox's Dam. The first photo with the boat is just behind this home.
French River- another fishing village.

Grand River in the western part of the Island.
French River again.
Northport-the western end of the Island.
There are lots of lovely farm homes on the Island
Fort Amherst lighthouse
There are also lots of pretty churches around the Island
another Fort Amherst lighthouse
Lots of beautiful B&B's around the Island also.
Anne of Green Gables house and the church and school are part of Avonlea village -a tourist attraction and I had to show you that we still have some red clay roads  on the Island where you can imagine meeting up with the little red haired Anne driving along the road with Matthew in a horse and buggy!
  If you would like to see inside Green Gables and surrounding area click here.

The lighthouse at Victoria by the sea.
Of course we have miles and miles of lovely beaches.
Victoria- a quaint little village has some lovely old homes and nice shops etc.
Well, the sun is going down so our journey has come to an end for today. I couldn't find some of the pics I was looking for but when I find them I will share them.

 My thoughts and prayers go out to all the people of Japan as it is hard to imagine the fear and devastation they are going through.

Thank you for visiting me,



Sherry said...

Beautiful Carolyn! Are you getting some famous visitors this summer? I thought I heard that Prince William and Kate will be there. Your island is just delightful. Wonderful for a virtual visit too! Thanks.

Carolyn said...

Hi Sherry,
You are right-Prince William and Kate are coming in early July.
Glad you enjoyed the tour.


Joanne said...

Your photos are absolutely stunning! I have been to all those places and you have captured them all so well...gorgeous!
Yes, my heart is also unbelievable...prayers are going to those in Japan right now.
Thanks for mentioning it on your blog.
Hugs and blessings!

Pamela Gordon said...

I really need to get back to the island for another visit. I really missed some great spots like Victoria-by-the-sea and the streets of Summerside when we were there in '08, and of course, your beautiful gardens! Thanks for the tour!

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

So beautiful...Thank you for the tour...I would love to see it in person.

Blessings Kelsie

Sandi (Meme) said...

thanks so much for sharing. That's one part of the world I'd love to visit someday. Who knows? Might even happen! I really enjoyed the photos. Sandi

Olga said...

What a beautiful and peaceful place. I love all that green. Wonderful photos!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Juat gorgeous! My cousins went last summer and oh how I would of loved to tag along!

Boho Farm and Home said...

My daughter and I have loved Anne for years. We dream of going on a trip there some day, now I feel I have. Thanks for sharing your beauiful countryside. xo Caroline

Gayla said...

I loved the tour of my dear friend Anne with an e's island.

Shirley said...

What a wonderful place to live. I want to mom was born in Canada and wish we had lived there.
Anne has been one of my favorite books and thanks for showing the picture of L.M.M. It is a beautiful picture..

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Thanks for the tour~ As I sewed curtains last weekend during a snowy, icy day, I put in the Anne of Green Gables DVD's and thought of you.

On the DVD, the birds were singing, the orchards were blooming, and the creek was just a bubblin'! It was a beautiful day, indeed.

Your photos of your island show your love for your home, just gorgeous!

Hulda said...

Thank you so much for sharing these lovely photos from Prince Edward Island. I have been looking at the houses and the landscape. It is indeed a idyllic place, just like the films from Avonlea. :)

I also looked at the link from Green Gables. Lovely too! Thank you! :)

I like your blog a lot, and have looked back at your previous posts as well.

I am glad you like it at my blog too.:) Have a nice Sunday! It is early morning in Norway.

Renate D. said...

What a wonderful place on earth! Thank you for showing the photos!
Renate D.

Anonymous said...

The pics a re lovely . I remember watching Avonlea and the movie Lantern Hill in the early 90s all taking place on Prince Edward Island ..I liked the Island so much , I had just spent a few summers on Nantucket with friends and then discovered PEI..How nice to live there.

It's me said...

What a great Island !!...beutiful !!! thoughts and prayers are also by Japan !! from me xxx.....

Alex aus dem Gwundergarten said...

Hi Carolyn
You live in a wonderful place... it must feel like a never ending holiday.
And yes, my heart and my thoughts are also in Japan. It's so hard for the people and the animals living there.
Kind regards

delia said...

Oh, Beautiful photos, nice island!
Kiss from Sardinia, Italy.

Raffaella said...

I want to come thereeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

paola said...

Dear Carolyn, today you make me dream. This Island is absolutely fantastic and Anna has always been one of my favourite characters since when I was a little girl..I didn't know that the village of Avonlea really exists! I wish I could visit your wonderful country one day..
Thank you again
have a nice day

Anonymous said...

What beautiful images Carolyn! A gorgeous place!

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan.

Marguerite said...

Carolyn, even though I live on PEI now (I'm a come from away) I loved looking at your beautiful photos. You've really managed to capture this island at it's very best.

agnicy said...

I love your island !!! Your photos are just great. Thank you for sharing !
Have a nice Sunday! Ag from Greece

Suzann said...

Your photos are lovely. I would love to see your island first hand - maybe someday!! Canada is on my dream trip list.

Connie said...

Thank you for sharing that part of the country with us. I can't wait to see it with my own eyes! Your photos are beautiful :)

Victorian1885 said...

Oh Carolyn the photo are lovely and bring back many great memories of our vacation there three years ago. We loved every inch of the Island and hope to return next year for sure. Our plans have us heading to the Victoria on the West coast this April but we prefer your East coast hands down. The beauty of the land and charm of the Islanders is second to none! Oh and the seafood!! You are very lucky indeed.
My heart is breaking for the people of Japan..
Take care!


Sheila said...

Thanks for the tour , I love the island , my favorite place to be to be honest so it was nice to visit even if virtually. Lovely photos .

Sussi / Sussinghurst said...

very, very beautiful.

Magmark said...

What a beautiful Island. Waiting for more photos of your neighbourhood. Thank you for a lovely tour.

Betsy said...

Lovely Island.. One I want to visit in the near future.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn
I have to agree that your province is very pretty with many historical sites of interest.
The thing that remains fresh in my mind from our visit is how friendly the people were.

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

I had to catch up with your posts again. It's really busy in our house and at work at the moment. In the evening there is hardly time left for blogging, but luckily it's only temporary!

Your Island looks really pretty. You know I hope to visit one day. I also enjoyed seeing photo's of your beautiful spring table!

Happy new week!

Lieve groet, Madelief x

jeanet said...

Hoi Carolyn, it has been a long long, long, time since I have been on Holiday. But tonight I went!
I´m so glad you showed these pictures. I had a cup of thee and a ginger cookie and looked. So beautiful!!! It made my smile en sigh!. Thank you! (and at home I have two very, very old copies of "Anne van het groene huis"so it calls in Dutch. I have read them so many times they are like goods friends and helped my in difficult times by make my smile!) I love your blog because you give a little bit of your world to my. Thank so much! Jeanet Vink from Holland- Netherlans

A Garden of Threads said...

Thank you for the tour Carolyn. You live on a very beautiful island. Stunning photos. Have a wonderful week.

Carolyn said...

What a beautiful place! Thanks for the tour.

Victoria said...

Thank you so much for posting these beautiful photos of the enchanting island where you live.

Your blog and your home are beautiful, too. Coming here is like taking a mini vacation!

Victoria in California

Susan said...

You live in a most beautiful place, Carolyn. I can also see Anne of Green Gables skipping down the road. How I loved those movies and books! Thanks for the splendid tour. Susan

Isabelle said...

Thank you so much for the visit !

Anonymous said...

How kind of you to share the photos of this beautiful island.
You make my day !

Lynn said...

Thank you for the tour. It was a lovely way to begin my day. Isn't it amazing how many of us are touched by Anne of Green Gables? And probably how many of us dream of coming to your island for that reason? So glad I can at least visit virtually (thank you).

A Romantic Porch said...

Carolyn, Thank you so much for sharing these photos. In 2004 our family was thrilled to visit Martha's Vineyard. I hope to visit Prince Edward Island sometime too. It is on my "dream list".

Karen said...

Beautiful....and thru your lens very beautiful! So wish that my elder sis and I could visit....maybe someday. Thank you for sharing.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your photos show off our Island so well, Carolyn! I am longing for warm sunny days again! I enjoyed your turquoise breakfast table too. Such a pretty colour and it just says Spring so well. We have the same egg cups! Lovely that you have your mother's spoon holder! My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan also. Have a wonderful day.


Katy Noelle said...

It's been one of my dreams to visit PEI. It just looks SO beautiful! I keep saying that we live so close, here, in southern Vermont, and everyone looks at me like I'm crazy! Well, relative to Los Angeles....

I hope I get there, someday. In the meantime, I enjoy your tours!