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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Red Beaches And Cliffs Magical Coast Of PEI

 Australia is known as the red continent because of its red soil. And who ever has traveled through the State of Utah has seen the red soil and red rocks. But who would have expected similar red sandstone in a place like Prince Edward Island? And yet, this province boasts the most coastline adorned with red cliffs and red beaches.

To see this we took off to the town of Cavendish on the north coast of PEI. The area is known for its scenic views and much of it is under the stewardship of the Parks Canada. It stretches from Cavendish to about Tracadie Beach along the Gulf of St.Lawrence. One can drive the Gulf Shore Parkway all the way through the park. The choice of which beach you want to hang out on remains yours. And it could be hard to decide, cause all of them are simply gorgeous. Naturally a visit like ours on September 20 is not the time you want to lay out flat to get tanned. In spite of enjoying a bright sunny day, we always made sure we had a warm jacket with us.

Just outside of the eastern entry to the National Park we visited the village Rustico Beach. The place has a beautiful wharf area which I imagine must be teeming with life during the summer months.

Of course, no visit to Prince Edward Island is complete without paying a visit to the Anne of Green Gables home and exhibit.

Anne of Green Gables is a 1908 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (published as L.M. Montgomery). Written for all ages, it has been considered a classic children's novel since the mid-twentieth century. Set in the late 19th century, the novel recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl, who is mistakenly sent to two middle-aged siblings, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, who had originally intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in the fictional town of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island, Canada. The novel recounts how Anne makes her way through life with the Cuthberts, in school, and within the town.

Since its publication, Anne of Green Gables has been translated into at least 36 languages and has sold more than 50 million copies, making it one of the best selling books worldwide. The first in an anthology series, Montgomery wrote numerous sequels, and since her death, another sequel has been published, as well as an authorized prequel. The original book is taught to students around the world.

The book has been adapted as films, made-for-television movies, and animated and live-action television series. Musicals and plays have also been created, with productions annually in Europe and Japan.                                                               

After hours on tour we got back to the trailer around 5:30pm and all of us were bound for dinner. Dinner happened in our rig and Bea was the chef today. And most likely, we will have another quiet comfy night.


  1. Glad your were able to check out a little Local History.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. Rustico and Green Gables on a beautiful day...the weather gods continue to smile.


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