I first fell in love with Prince Edward Island through the narrow view of a photo lens. Its’ vast beauty shined through whether it was the picturesque countryside or pensive seaside. I was enamored with its quaint architecture, beautiful seashore and knew that one day I would have to bear witness to it to make sure that it was all real.
I was fortunate to get that chance around this time last October. Fall was upon us. The leaves had begun to change, the air was crisp and the island was only occupied by the people left behind to brave the cold weather that was yet to come. Tourist season was well over which is what made this trip all the more appealing.
While there was public transportation, it was imperative to rent a car so that you could spend time exploring all of the nooks and crannies of the island. There was always something incredible waiting just ahead and our impatience wouldn’t have been able to bear the constant interruptions of the leisurely island trams.
We wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city and just relax and enjoy the wonders of nature. We were not disappointed. Now, a full year later, I want to share what makes PEI such a special place to visit. Come along with me and explore the first installment of discovering the miraculous natural aesthetics of this wonderful island, won’t you?
Another farmhouse. I think I am meant to live in one of these one day. I kept seeing them along the way. Universe, I am listening.
Another scene from Covehead Harbour.
More Fall beauty. I feel as though we were there at the right time because you could tell that winter was definitely on its way.
We found our way to Covehead Harbour, one of the many beautiful national parks on the island. I spied a house off into the distance and had to capture it.
Here's another farm that we happened upon. If I were ever fortunate to have one, I would want it to look just like this one.
I stopped to take a pic of the view across the lake. It was early in the morning and seemed like something I should keep for posterity.
Surely after a long drive on the countryside we were bound to come across these grain silos. No surprise there!
I love nature! I could see myself rolling on the grass and allowing everything to envelope my entire being.
Here’s Carisa taking her turn posing in front of the lighthouse.
We saw this right before we found the lighthouse. Ironically, it’s peaceful solace spoke to me.
That’s me waving a peace sign with a lighthouse in the background right past the marsh. It was such a solitary place located off of a back road.
There are no words to express how this made us feel. God hand painted this for our eyes only.
More beautiful color. We could never get enough of it. This alone made the trip worth it.
This horse wasn’t exactly happy that I took his photo. He’s a beaut, right?
There was an explosion of color in this scene. I’m in awe of it.
This scene was too amazing not to capture for eternity.
We’re on our way to our cottage and it was lovely to see what was just ahead of us.
Here’s a side view of the store that was close to our cottage. It was more or less a general store but catered to the local agrarian community.
These pumpkins were for sale at the neighborhood feed store close to the cottage that we were renting.
Now, this resident took Fall seriously!! We had to stop and take a pic of this treasure!
Several residents own boats at this dock in the neighborhood. We stopped to check them out.
Here’s another working farm that we passed by.
A red barn!! Could this place be any more perfect? I would move here in a heartbeat.
Just ahead we saw so many trees indicating that Fall had arrived.
We noticed that there were no shortages of barns or houses that look like barns. Then again, that is what made this island so special.
This is a long shot of what we saw ahead on our drive. It had been awhile since we’d seen any buildings, so we were excited.
Personally, I am always unnerved by final resting places, but this one seemed very peaceful and lovely.
We stopped along the highway and this little fella came out of nowhere and began following us.
We were told to go to Stanhope if we wanted to see the beautiful rural countryside. Bonus was that all of the tourists had left and we would practically have the place by ourselves.
Another lovely farmhouse. This one looks pretty ritzy from the outside. I suspect that they're not the typical farmer types that we're used to.
More beautiful autumn colors that surrounds you as you past through.
We were searching for a light house just beyond this field of loveliness.