I’m just back from a great week in the Atlantic provinces, namely Nova Scotia and PEI. I was traveling to photograph a wedding in Porter’s Lake, N.S. and have a bit of a holiday. I arrived just in time to visit Halifax’s harbour which was bustling with the Tall Ships Festival and Jazz Festival. The bride, Trish, is a college friend of mine who grew up and still has family in Nova Scotia, so this trip provided me with the opportunity to finally put faces to names of friends of hers I’ve been hearing about all of these years.
I spent 4 days in Nova Scotia and then drove (and took the ferry) to Prince Edward Island for the remainder of the week. I visited many sites that Trish recommended such as Peggy’s Cove, Mahone Bay, Chester and Lunenburg.
Now I have been an Anne of Green Gables fan most of my life, and driving through PEI brought back childhood memories and pictures my family has of our trip to the house that inspired Green Gables. My first memory is of one of the first pictures I ever took of my folks and sister standing in front of this house waving at me. The picture is completely blurry. Here is a newer and sharper image of Green Gables in exactly the same spot I took it so many, many years ago.
You can catch a glimpse of the bridge now linking PEI and New Brunswick in the image on the right. This island’s land is so green and vast, the sand and dirt so red. I’m grateful how peaceful I felt here.
Look for wedding images from our very wet day in Porter’s Lake, NS coming soon!