Hiraeth is a Welsh word that expresses a strong connection one feels with a place, whether it is home or a place that feels like one belongs there.
I use this word for my feelings for this beautiful place because there isn’t a word in English that means the same thing. … More Philipsburg, Quebec.
Lake Champlain is North America’s sixth-biggest lake. I like to think of it as only just missing out on being one of the Great Lakes. Within the lake, on the Vermont/New York side of the Canadian border, lie a number of islands that were first seen by European eyes in 1609 when Samuel de Champlain led an exploratory expedition through the area. … More The Islands of Lake Champlain.
Lake Champlain is a long lake which has shores in Quebec, Canada, and Vermont and New York, USA.
It’s big, and it’s beautiful. … More Lake Champlain.
Quebec’s Eastern Townships always provide a scenic and interesting visit. … More Quebec’s Eastern Townships in Autumn #2
I’d seen maple trees and other autumn colours in Australia – dotted here and there, or lining a street. I had seen photos of parks and forests full of colour. I knew they were beautiful. I saw the leaves starting to change colour in Nova Scotia just a week before I arrived in Quebec. But nothing … More Quebec’s Eastern Townships in Autumn. Part 1.
Summerside. Summerside is a lovely town. We had lunch with friends in a fabulous cafe called Samuel’s, where the food is delicious and the coffee is magnificent. Afterwards, we walked down to the shore where we looked out over Northumberland Strait and enjoyed the view. The lighthouse here is absolutely beautiful. We also visited an antique store … More Touring Prince Edward Island – Part 2
Prince Edward Island is an absolutely enchanting place. It’s pretty, everywhere you look.
… More Touring Prince Edward Island – Part 1.
As a lifelong devotee of ‘Anne of Green Gables’, a visit to Green Gables was one of my top priorities when I finally got to Prince Edward Island.
I had no idea, though, that this minx of an island had a few lovely surprises up her sleeve. … More Stalking L.M. Montgomery on PEI.
When I was a kid, I read ‘Anne of Green Gables’ and fell in love. “I’m going to go there one day,” I told my mother. “You have no idea how far away that is,” she replied. “I don’t care. I’m going. You watch me.” A few decades later, that’s exactly what I did. Mum … More Green Gables, PEI.
I have wanted to visit PEI ever since I read ‘Anne of Green Gables’ as a child. It took me a few decades, but I got there. First stop: Charlottetown. We headed north from Halifax to Truro, then to Amherst, Baie Verte, NB, and Port Elgin, NB, along the Trans-Canada Highway. I have this unwritten … More Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CA.