the gentle island

From the Archives :: PEI

pei pictures + visiting[trip style = sightseeing + beach] {more pics below}

{Editor's Note: For August's From The Archives, we decided to take you east, to a summer destination known for its sand dunes decorated with wispy grasses, pastoral landscapes reminiscent of Anne of Green Gables fame, multi-day Confederation Trail biking excursion and oceanfront setting. Canada's smallest province won't let you escape the sea spray, the 1770 km of coastline won't allow it. And if you forget---just for a second---you're on an island, the 50+ lighthouses protecting the cliffs and white- and red-sand coastlines will serve as a flashing, but not flashy, reminder.}

PEI Highlights lighthouse at pei ferry terminal {The first vista we saw when our ferry from Nova Scotia was docking. Exactly what I’d expected!}

rossignol winery in pei {First stop. PEI’s only winery {Rossignol} to taste their varietals and buy a fish-shaped bottle of Isle St Jean White.}

charlottetown harbour {Charlettetown’s harbour area at sundown.}

parking lot on a beach {While touring the island, we discovered a parking lot on a beach in North Rustico.}

kayaks and sand pei {This gorgeous setting was right in front of our car as we pulled onto the beach.}

pei town with beach parking {North Rustico gift shop.}

town in pei {More of the town.}

red sand cliffs pei {Road trip stop # 2: Red sand cliffs on the East Coast.}

pei red-sand cliff

sand dunes in pei {Road trip stop # 3: dunes near Cavendish.}

beach + dunes near cavendish {Front side of the dunes.}

walkway at cavendish beach park {More of Cavendish Beach Park.}

pei driving vista {Road trip stop # 4: you know, just another typical road-side view.}

lighthouse beach pei {One of PEI's signature lighthouse settings.}

fishing town near lighthouse {Fishing town near the lighthouse.}

lemonade in pei {Enjoying a refreshing lemonade in Victoria by the Sea before crossing into New Brunswick to fly home. Set in the town’s old grocery store/post office, don’t let the Landmark Cafe’s quaint appearance fool you, the food is to die for.}

confederation bridge {The 12.9km Confederation Bridge–built with a slight curve so drivers are more likely to pay attention and less likely to have accidents.}

Related Halifax :: Beer n Boats St. Andrews by the Sea Montreal Je T’aime Ottawa :: Canada Day

[photos by @tripstyler]