After another good breakfast at the motel, we headed for Prince Edward Island (PEI). Our initial impressions were very pleasant. We reveled in the open crop fields and ocean inlets with quaint villages scattered through the countryside. It was a welcomed change from the monotonous spindly forests of New Brunswick. We followed the central coastal route to Cavendish and the House of Green Gables. We had been anticipating the sight after reading the book to each other as we drove. The site did not disappoint us and we toured the house and walked the ‘haunted forest’ and ‘lovers lane’. Next we drove to Charlottetown and found our Victorian Prince Street Hotel which was a little cramped, but pleasant enough. After a quick walk through the city center we got in the car and headed for the Eastern Shore. Farms gave way to forests and we were struck by the remoteness of the area. We did find a nice place to eat in the coastal village of Georgetown. Esther loved her lobster melt on crusty bread and I enjoyed halibut and fries. We ended the evening with a drive back to Charlottetown and an evening walk on the waterfront walkway.
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