Ottawa to PEI

A long hike, a drizzly morning, a landlocked lighthouse and a walk on the beach

23 July 2015 Ottawa to PEI 2015

The sun was elusive again this morning, but on our fifth day of vacation I had run out of patience waiting for the rain to clear off enough for me to go exploring for the landlocked lighthouse I knew was not too far away from our cottage. Tristan is always up for an adventure that […]

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Dear PEI, I forgive you the two days of rain after a perfect day at Basin Head

22 July 2015 Ottawa to PEI 2015

It’s raining again, as the old Supertramp song goes. But that’s okay! This vacation’s soggy start has been completely redeemed by an absolutely rain-free lovely adventure up around the easternmost tip of the Island yesterday. There was a charming miniature railway ride, there was a picnic, there was a beach, there was climbing on sandstone […]

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Photos of the day: Victoria by the Sea in the rain

21 July 2015 Ottawa to PEI 2015

Our vacation theme so far seems to be that old 70s classic, “Raindrops keep falling on my head.” It has rained pretty much consistently since we got here. Yesterday morning was cloudy and grey but temporarily not raining, with rain in the forecast for the afternoon, so we planned a little visit to the picturesque […]

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Photo(s) of the day: evening walk on the beach

20 July 2015 Ottawa to PEI 2015

I knew managing expectations was going to be an issue on this trip. After a year of anticipation, planning, scheming and endless hours of dreaming, this vacation had a lot to live up to. And the Universe has a wicked sense of humour. I shouldn’t therefore be surprised that the weather that was hot and […]

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Photo of the day: Family and friends in Fredericton

19 July 2015 Ottawa to PEI 2015

We finally made it all the way back to PEI today but I have to tell you, even though we’ve been scheming for more than a year to get back, the finest part of the day was spent having a lovely visit and wander through Fredericton with my sweet friend Sue and her daughter Miss […]

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Planning for PEI: Stalking Chef Michael Smith redux

15 July 2015 Ottawa to PEI 2015

You might remember that last year when we visited PEI, we spent a fun day in Souris stalking our family’s favourite celebrity chef, Chef Michael Smith. It was one of our favourite days in PEI, even though the chef himself was not actually even in the country at that time. We continue to be big […]

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Planning for PEI 2015: Day tripping

29 June 2015 Ottawa to PEI 2015

One year ago today, we arrived in PEI: *happy sigh* We’re still a few weeks away from embarking on our PEI 2015 adventure, in that delicious time when you can actually start thinking about all the things you want to see and do, but before the panic of packing and attending to all the forgotten […]

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Planning for PEI: Five places we must revisit

28 May 2015 Ottawa to PEI 2015

Yay! I’ve been biding my time through a long cold winter, but it’s FINALLY time to kick it into high gear in planning for PEI in summer 2015! Next week we can say we’re going next month. And if you think I’m excited, you should hear Lucas – he asks at least once a day […]

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Welcome our new bloggy sponsor: Points East Coastal Drive in Prince Edward Island!

18 April 2015 Ottawa to PEI 2015

You won’t be surprised how thrilled I am to welcome our newest bloggy sponsor: Points East Coastal Drive in beautiful Prince Edward Island! You don’t have to go very far back in my archives to see how madly in love we fell with PEI, and working with Points East Coastal Drive seemed like a perfect […]

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Photo of the day: Throwback Thursday! Revisiting PEI

13 November 2014 Ottawa to PEI 2014

I‘ve been sorting and culling old photos this week. I need to organize them for a couple of annual projects (a calendar for my parents for Christmas, and an annual family photo book) and my hard drive is also more than 80%, almost 90% full. So I’ve had my nose in folder upon folder of […]

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