Now that we’ve been on the island for 2 weeks, I think it’s time I shared some pictures and first impressions with you.
Compared to our previous island homes, PEI is a small place, you can drive it from tip to tip in about 3 hours and we’ve already seen quite a bit of it. The island’s coast is a beautiful mix of crumbling red cliffs and sprawling sandy beaches, and thankfully it’s sparsely populated. The interior of the island is a patchwork of pastures and farmer’s fields, some of them filled with colourful crops, others empty after having been harvested earlier this month. In passing we’ve also seen some stands of forest, but so far I haven’t had the chance to see what they look like from the inside.
These first 2 weeks we’ve been busy finding a home and driving back and forth between Souris and Charlottetown where all the big stores are located. Marije’s been working hard at her new job and I’ve been outside exploring the beaches and dunes, beautifully simple places where I’m slowly getting reacquainted with the peace and quiet I lost after we left Newfoundland. Most of the beaches I’ve seen are abandoned, no doubt due to the end-of-season timing. When I’m walking down these empty beaches it’s just me and the shorebirds, both enjoying the breeze.
To give you an idea of what our new island home looks like, here are some pictures from our first two weeks: