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When my brother asked me if there were any particular places I would like to visit in Atlantic Canada, I made only one request: I wanted to see Anne of Green Gables' home in Cavendish, PEI.
She's a fictional character -- but it is a real house. Lucy Maud Montgomery liked the home of her cousins so much that she used their home, Green Gables, as the childhood home of Anne Shirley,that red-headed, freckled orphan. All of the locations ...
... beautiful. We enjoyed taking some pictures, but wished we had hit the Cape at low tide, as there is the longest natural rock reef on the continent here. Unfortunately the tide was quite high, so we appreciated the reef from the shore. We also read a few plaques and took some pictures of the wind mills that were abundant around the lighthouse.
After the North Cape we decided to pay Miss Anne Shirley of Green Gables a visit. The Green Gables National ...
... and we would have missed if not for the tip! North Cape was our next destination and is where the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Northumberland Strait meet. Red sand cliffs, longest natural rock reef in North America and the North Cape Lighthouse, not to mention the Wind Farm and the awesome beach covered in Inukshuks! Then it was off to see Skinners Pond, miles of red sand beach, dunes and yet another harbour but also the ...
... the prom walk in and came back with Chalen a bit later on. After Nicole came home we watched Titanic and played the drinking game. I'd got a tasting pack of beers on the way home that day and made it through most of them. After the movie everyone stumbled to bed and Nik and I stayed up a bit longer paying the Simpsons arcade game and taking Tiki out before bed.
On Wednesday I got a bit sick so it wasn't very eventful. We spent the morning watching youtube videos, ...
... following. In fact, the Japanese are especially crazy about Anne and the books are required reading in their schools. More than one Japanese tourist to PEI has gone into shock and many tears when they learned Anne was not a real person!
My wife is also a big Anne fan going back to her childhood. So we definitely had to set aside some time to experience the Cavendish area where LMM grew up and took inspiration for her ...