LM Montgomery’s “Green Gables” at Prince Edward Island.
Prince Edward Island, off the coast of Nova Scotia is the most stunning place. Miles of picturesque farms and surrounding sea is a feast for the eyes. We stayed in Charlottetown which is a wonderful place for walking tours and shopping, not to mention the coastal restaurants where lobster rolls melt in your mouth!
This is the bedroom where LM Montgomery imagined the stories for her novels. Maud (without an e) Montgomery insisted, lived with her grandparents on their farm. She spent much of her time isolated from her peers, but her imagination soared. The copper colored dress at the closet door was one Maud actually wore.
This is the path leading to the haunted woods where Maud and her imaginary friend, Anne, (with an e, Anne insisted) walked on her way to the school house.
The lands surrounding the farm are strikingly beautiful and just a short trek through the woods to the ocean.
This is the dining room inside of Green Gables, restored to the way it would have looked when Maud lived there.
Prince Edward Island is a place I hope to visit again. The ferry ride alone was worth the trip with views to the coastal island and Nova Scotia. And the lobster rolls on board were to die for. I’m a big fan nowadays of Lobster Rolls.
(If you have read the novels or have seen the movie versions, you’ll understand the references to ‘e’)
More to come about Halifax, Nova Scotia…
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
This is a beautiful coastal town we visited this week. So many art galleries, book stores and other shops. Great food.
The indigenous people are the Mi’Kmaq Indians who settled in Nova Scotia about 10,000 years ago after the glaciers retreated some 13,000 years ago. In the 1500’s French Acadians (Catholics) fisherman and fur traders settle here and fought alongside the Indians against the British. But, by the mid 1700’s, peace was obtained with the “Burying the Hatchet Ceremony.
More on Nova Scotia to come…..