We stayed on the north shore, in Cavendish, where the Anne and Lucy Maud Montgomery sites are located. We camped near the shore, although even in July the water was too cold for much swimming! Somewhere during the trip, I heard the island described as a place like jewels, emeralds, sapphires, rubies. And it is. Brilliant green hills, deep red sand ringing the shore, blue water glistening all around. On Prince Edwsrd Island, you’re never far from the sea.
I remember visiting Green Gables and the Avonlea village recreation, where the books are recreated. We also visited the Lucy Maud Montgomery home. And in Charlottesville, we saw the Anne musical. I still have the soundtrack I bought then, and it was great fun.
This trip I also experienced the biggest accident in all my travels. While running down a sandbank I tripped and twisted my ankle. So, the rest of the trip I hobbled around with crutches!
But my enduring memory of Prince Edward Island is the beauty. The hills, the sea, the little farms and villages, unmarried by huge sprawling cities. A brilliant blue sky and dull red cliffs, that’s what has stayed with me. I understood why Anne and Montgomery loved this place. One day, I hope to return.