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Summer's End in PEI

Summer's End in PEI

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There and back again...another summer all but slipped by. We finally found our way north and spent a few days camping on the north coast of PEI. 

As aways, the fields, woods and red cliffs didn't disappoint. The magic we found on our first visit still danced around us in the evening glow as the sun hit the red cliff face, through the light filtered through her Acadian woods, in the rolling fields leading down to the coast, in the crash of the sea on a windy day and to the brilliant stars on a clear night.

The magic is of a different kind now. The first visit was full of mystery, surprise, and discovery. But now that this was our third summer, the magic is in the familiar, in keeping tryst with our sacred places, those secret paths and sunset vistas.

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We tasted a number of wild apples and found a special tree along a favorite path in the woods. It's golden fruit is delicious, and we are already trying to figure out how we can make it back there in the winter so we can take dormant cutting in order to graft them on root stock and bring the apple tree home, a little bit of wild PEI on Orchard Slope. 

All in all, we scrambled over rocks, climbed trees, crossed streams by way of fallen logs, we plunged into the warm ocean, bike everywhere and laid in the dark, watching shooting stars race across the milky way. 

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And Lastly, Anna fell in love with Anne of Green Gables on this trip, and the Anne's fell in love with her. 

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PEI and Essex, you are two of my favorite places. 

Then and now on Orchard Slope

Then and now on Orchard Slope

Ode to Summer

Ode to Summer