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12 Aug, 2008

Summer vacation: onwards to PEI

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Photography|travel talk

I recommend you visit PEI if you …

…. get a thrill out of crossing a big long bridge…

Confederation Bridge

… want to experience some pretty scenery…


… are a rock collector (but keep in mind it will be hard to narrow it down to just a few “keepers”) …

Cavendish Beach

Collecting rocks

Shell and rock collection

… enjoy playing in the sand for hours and hours …

Cavendish Beach

… are impressed by dramatic scenery …

Cliffs at Cavendish

… like to stay in a pretty cottage …

our cottage at Cavendish Maples

… like to swing on swings …

On the swings

… insist that people spell your name with an “e” …

Anne Shirley

… enjoy a view …


… play with your food …

I hate it when food looks at me.

… travel dirt roads …

That lovely red dirt road

… aren’t scared off by cold water …

Cavendish Beach, PEI

Sarah, airborne on Cavendish Beach

… crave some popcorn …

Jiffy pop making in action. :)

… and old-fashioned fun…

Sandspit fair near Cavendish

If you like all those things, why, PEI might be just the place for you.

8 Responses to "Summer vacation: onwards to PEI"

1 | porter

August 12th, 2008 at 7:34 am


PEI is so beautiful. We only stayed one night there, next time I would add a couple of extra nights.

2 | words words

August 12th, 2008 at 7:39 am


There’s also the warm fuzzy feeling knowing that you’re so close to Cape Breton.

3 | words words

August 12th, 2008 at 7:40 am


And I love the popcorn photo. I can almost hear the pops. I love making it on the stove.

4 | Gretchen

August 13th, 2008 at 10:08 am


As if I didn’t already badly want to go to PEI, I would after this post! It looks amazing, and just like I have imagined :) Seems like you had a fabulous time!

5 | Bob LeDrew

August 13th, 2008 at 10:43 am


18 degrees is COLD?! You obviously did NOT grow up swimming on Victoria Day in the Bras d’Or Lake in Cape Breton. That’s as “warm as milk” as my dad would say …

6 | SkylarKD

August 13th, 2008 at 11:53 am


Do you mind if I ask which cottages you stayed in, and what you thought of them?

Hubby’s parents are from PEI and his sisters and families usually visit all at one time. To avoid the massive crowd, we may look at renting cottages next year. :)

7 | andrea

August 13th, 2008 at 3:30 pm


While we were in Cavendish we stayed at the Cavendish Maples … easily one of the nicest places (of this type) in the area. It was perfect for our family. It was nice to be in a home away from home. Our place was facing a huge grassy field with a pool and a playground at the far end. The girls really liked it. I did too. It was nice to be able to just open the door and watch them run … like a couple of greyhounds at the races. ;)

8 | Sharon

August 14th, 2008 at 1:25 pm


I LOVE these shots.
And I love PEI …It’s been years…migh tbe time for a revisit!

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