Ubiquitous Cavendish, PEI


We've just returned from our second trip to Prince Edward Istand, and I came away with images that will always remain with me. Behind the scenes, there must be a very real sense of pride by the homeowners as *every* yard, both small and expansive, is manicured and pristine. Along this northern coast where we stayed and went sightseeing, there are cottages and more cottages and I imagine the summer season is quite bustling. Everywhere we saw signs on motels that read, "See You in May", and here, there were many more geese than people.

The resort where we stayed plans this Thanksgiving weekend every year. They provide the cabins, and gave us vouchers for each meal in a different location around the area. Some of it was touristy, some charming, some truly local with live music by a fiddler and guitarist. It's quaint and unabashed and is a million miles away from my other life in Southern California!
This is beautiful
posted October 11th, 2011  
What a great scene. So many of them. Very nice.
posted October 11th, 2011  
Such a cool shot Louise. I like how the houses are framed from below and up high from the geese! Wonderful!
posted October 11th, 2011  
Wonderful :)
posted October 11th, 2011  
So nice to see you again. I have not been as active this year and am now a month behind, but will catch up soon.
Great shot!
posted October 11th, 2011  
such a pretty picture, love it Louise.
posted October 11th, 2011  
wonderful shot - the cottages, the geese in flight... How far is Prince Edward Island from your summer house? How do you get there? Drive, train, boat? Just curious... :)
posted October 11th, 2011  
Beautiful lighting and composition!
posted October 11th, 2011  
@suelbiz47 The drive from our home, an hour south of Halifax takes about 4 hours, crossing part of New Brunswick, to the gorgeous 14 km (10 mi) bridge. It's about another hour (maybe less if one doesn't stop again and again for photos!) to drive to the north side. (It's the smallest province, only about 171 miles wide). For fall color, it was a spectacular weekend!
posted October 11th, 2011  
PEI looks so beautiful. Great shot!
posted October 11th, 2011  
Superb shot! The lines of everything, and the strangely lovely homes, ace piccy!
posted October 11th, 2011  
Neat shot! You were there at the perfect time to capture this.
posted October 11th, 2011  
This is simply idyllic! Absolutely beautiful! I see now where our winter Canada Geese visitors spend the warm season.
posted October 11th, 2011  
adding this to my list of places to see.
posted October 11th, 2011  
absolutely stunning Louise
posted October 11th, 2011  
Beautiful picture, your trip sounds amazing!
posted October 12th, 2011  
Wow!! This is such a great pic in so many ways! It's simple, yet there is lots to look at. I love the colours, the symmetry, and the way the geese in the sky 'reflect' the ones on the ground. It's also interesting to me because those modern homes are a world away from the PEI I know from Anne of Green Gables. Can't wait to visit in person!
posted October 12th, 2011  
@tabbycat Thanks so much for such a thoughtful and nice comment! You'd laugh to know that only about 2 km from this spot is the homestead of Lucy Maude Montgomery, the Haunted woods & The House of Green Gables...we visited it all while in Cavendish. I took almost 1000 photos in 3 days...what an amazing place that island is! You'll love a visit there!
posted October 12th, 2011  
@Weezilou Yeah, I just read that on your other pic. ...and oh, how I miss kms...and metres...and kgs LOL!
posted October 12th, 2011  
It sounds like a wonmderful place to get away. Your photo captures its beauty
posted October 12th, 2011  
What a getaway! you can't get away any further than this heaven. Beautiful shot Louise!
posted October 12th, 2011  
Beautiful!
posted October 12th, 2011  
Your journeys may be as close as I ever get to this beautiful spot. Thanks for sharing.
posted October 12th, 2011  
@bradsworld You're young yet... One day you'll be on a tour or cruise to this neck of the woods...as long as you leave "may be" in your vocabulary! Twelve years ago I'd have had trouble pointing out which province was Nova Scotia!
posted October 12th, 2011  
What a good idea for a weekend package...going to a new place to eat each time. Great for local businesses.
posted October 14th, 2011  
So pretty. What a nice scene. Love all the geese.
posted October 16th, 2011  
beautiful...
posted November 5th, 2011  
Is that the resort in the background?
Love the iconic Canada Geese :)
posted November 6th, 2011  
Beautiful! It looks so picturesque. :) I love the geese in the background too!
posted May 27th, 2012  
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