This beautiful island is known for its potatoes, grown and harvested from the rich red soil.
It is also know for its seafood, such as oysters, mussels, clams, shrimp, lobster, and varieties of fish.
However, this harvest of land and sea is in addition to the bounty from the intellect of author Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Every year, thousands of people visit this island, many in pursuit of the haunts of the writer and the places she wrote for her heroine, Anne of Green Gables. Many first heard of Prince Edward Island through the Anne stories. Anyone can pretend to be Anne now as straw hats with red wool hair are available.
My mother as Anne
On a recent outing on a gorgeous day, we stopped in New London at the house where Lucy Maud was born.
It is a tiny house, where she lived for a short time after her birth in 1874.
From the back yard you can see the New London Harbour nearby.
This time of year, our population increases as thousands of people visit the Lucy Maud sites and attend Anne programming. There are always Japanese tourists among these visitors and some were touring the little house that day.
For the next several months, we will share the island with our guests. Welcome everyone!