Today Dickie, Dan, Deborah, and I all drove over the bridge to Prince Edward Island. It is a beautiful place with lots of green crops growing and low hills. We drove around the center of the island. Along the way you see beautiful purple flowers, old white board churches with graveyards around them, and lighthouses. The island has a lot of farms, cows, potatoes, and dairy.
We stopped at a beach and took a walk on it. The sand itself was clean, but there was a lot of seaweed. It had a lighthouse.
The island is mainly noted for being the setting of Anne of Green Gables. The author was from here and based her book on the surrounding area. Many of the places you go on the north part of the island are somehow related to the book. We stopped at the official gift shop next to the museum. We didn’t go to the museum. We did eat at the Anne of Green Gables Village that the locals have created in the town that was the basis for the book.
We stopped at a National Park that featured what was left of an old French fort. We wandered around it for awhile. It overlooks the harbor at Charlottetown. We sat and just enjoyed the view for awhile.
It was really special for me to see Charlottetown because for several years I taught a nonfiction story that had Charlottetown as part of the setting. It is exciting to see places I have taught about.
We ate supper at a restaurant on the wharf at a town called Victoria. It was a very quaint seaport town. There was a beautiful lighthouse there.
The bridge leading to the island is called Confederation Bridge. It is a toll bridge, but you don’t have to pay until you leave. It cost $47 just to cross the bridge to get off the island! Thank you Dan Simon for paying for it!