Savour the serenity
The laid-back locals and lovely scenery make this unspoilt Canadian island a wonderful place to enjoy a relaxing visit, writes Spida Everitt
WHETHER you approach Prince Edward Island by land, sea, or air, you’ll feel a strange excitement begin to stir as you wonder, “What will it be like there?” No guarantees, of course, especially for me as I have no idea at all what to expect. Only that your heart rate will slow, your smiles will last longer and you’ll sometimes forget where you left your shoes.
Prince Edward Island is one of those places you will never want to leave simply because of its gentle nature, rolling hills, gorgeous coastline and superfriendly locals.
Prince Edward Island or PEI as the locals call it, is a Canadian province island in the St Lawrence Gulf west of Cape Breton, north of Nova Scotia and east of New Brunswick.
This year marks the 150th anniversary (sesquicentennial) of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference. More than 150 festivals, events and programs form a year-long island-wide celebration to commemorate this landmark event and so we just had to be a part of these festivities, starting off with a traditional Blueberry Stomp.
It was held at the Rossignol Estate Winery, on the main driving route around the island. As I had never been to a stomp before I had to idea what to expect other than a big mess. Sure enough, there is a big stage set up with four big barrels full of blueberries ready to be stomped. Everyone gets five minutes to stomp their hearts out. People from all over Canada came to participate in their teams event.
There is also live music, great homemade food, sand sculpting, artists and, of course,