Sunday, August 28, 2011

Road Trip, Part 3: Prince Edward Island and Quebec

It has been a while since I last posted. First, I was enjoying the trip; secondly, my laptop gave up the ghost last week. I'm back again, with a new machine, for a fresh start.

The stones in the photo, above, were on Cavendish Beach in Prince Edward Island, a bit of a detour on the way home. I love the bits of faded, denim-blue rocks and shells in this photo.

If you have read Anne of Green Gables, you can picture PEI. You'll know about the red sand and the shoreline.

This colour of sand and rock isn't found in my part of the county.

And, of course, I need to include a photo of the crashing waves! I couldn't get enough of that sound.

After a drive through parts of New Brunwick, Quebec was next. On the less traveled routes, one can pass through many small villages and spot cozy, old, stone homes and impressive churches. Stopping at local fromageries (cheese shops) was not to be missed!

I may have left the ocean behind, but the mighty St. Lawrence River was wonderful to see from both ferry and land. Now, it is also behind me.

It is nice to be home, but I miss my feeble attempts at ordering a meal with limited French, the roar of the waves, and the ever-present boiling tea kettle in a particular, unassuming, country house in Cape Breton.

Thank you for taking this trip with me. Just click if you would like to see Part 1 and Part 2. You'll find, for example, wild water and colourful fishing boats.

I'm linking with Little Red House for Mosaic Monday. Please visit Mary to see her wonderful photos of the gardens at Alcatraz.


  1. Nice photos! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a nice week,

  2. I've never been to that part of Canada, but it's on my list to visit one day. I love the photo of the rocks on the beach. I took one similar to it just this week on the island on the other side of Canada.

  3. What a lovely holiday you must have had. I spent a summer holiday in Tignish one year. The cliffs and the red soil were something to see!

  4. Ever sine I have read The House of Green Gables and have seen the movies I have wanted to go to Prince Edward Island! What lovely pictures!!! Thank you! Cathy

  5. Beautiful photographs.

    Looks like a great place for a holiday.

  6. Beautiful shots. Looks like a great get-a-way. The sound of water is wonderful, isn't it?!!!! Have a delightful week.

  7. Thank you so much for sharing your trip with us. I have always wanted to visit PEI. Judy

  8. Hi Karen
    PEI is one province we want to visit again, the people are so friendly and the landscape is awesome as you've shown. I liked the red stones so much I brought a bunch back with me for the garden.
    Glad you were able to get a new computer to continue sharing your trip with us.

  9. It seems that you had a wonderful holiday.
    I enjoyed your photos!

  10. How gorgeous! We watch Anne of Green Gables all the time and always enjoy the scenery! I would love to visit that area...someday! I'm going to look at more photos! Thanks! ♥

  11. What a beautiful place! I always think of the books Anne of Green Gables when I see pictures like these.

  12. thankyou for including us on your road trip. I love seeing the world through the eyes of other photographers. Thanks for taking us there. And thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hi. Have a wonderful weekend.

  13. Oh boy, I would love to walk on that beach, I want to collect those beautiful blue stones. We spend a lot of time on the beaches here in Michigan and we have some pretty special ones too but those are very different. Lovely pictures. Thank you.

  14. Oh Karen...this is a part of Canada I have never seen. I was born in Manitoba but didn't get any further east than visiting Kenora Ontario. I have always wanted to visit PEI and Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Quebec. One day hubby and I plan to drive up to PEI and work our way down to Arkansas in the fall to follow the beautiful colour's as they work their way south. I look forward to seeing your fall pictures as you take wonderful photo's! :)



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