Saturday, January 17, 2009

Islanders by Choice

Welcome everyone

Have you ever considered living on a Hidden Island Paradise? Well my friends Ian and Julie (photo credit) did. My friend Julie tells the story of how they came to be "islanders by choice".

"In December, 2007 we visited friends in PEI. We fell in love with the province, yes even in the winter, came home finished our house renos, sold the house, bought a house on the island and moved here in May of 2008. So now we are islanders by choice.

Ian is starting a roofing business, when he is not sailing that is, and me well I am taking a much needed break. I just wish we had bought a place with smaller gardens so that my break was more relaxing and less gardening."

Click here to visit Ian and Julie's website and in turn view my Hidden Island Paradise through their eyes.

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Til next post,

Smiles :o)


Friday, January 16, 2009

Unique Experiences on Hidden Island Paradise...

Hello everyone

If you are "from away" as we Islanders say and you are planning to pay us a visit then why visit the same places that everyone will be visiting when you can have a unique experience with these Island folks. Making Shine, is just one of these unique experiences.

Experience PEI has the means to give you a truly unique Island experience. Just read a bit of what they say on their site.

"Prince Edward Island is a wonderful place to spend your vacation and even if all you do is what everyone else does, you'll have a good time.

But at Experience PEI we believe you're looking for more. That's why we have designed our exclusive experiential adventures to take you off the typical tourist routes to meet fascinating Islanders, share their lives and participate in hands on learning activities.

We will show you the real character of the Island... the unique and the unusual as opposed to the common and obvious.

We have grouped our experiences into themes. Check out each of the themes below to find the experiences that most suit your sense of adventure. If you don't see what you're looking for, tell us what you'd like to do and we'll work to create a custom experience just for you.

If you haven't yet decided where you're staying during your visit to Prince Edward Island, the accommodation operators listed on our Links page share our belief in making your vacation memorable."

So do plan to come to our island but make sure that you have at least one unique experience while you are here. Click Experience PEI and book it now!

We love our hidden Island Paradise and we know that you will too.

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Till next post,

Smiles :o)


Friday, January 09, 2009

Big Snow in The Old Days

Hi everyone

This is just a short entry to share a photo that I found of a train stuck in the snow near Murray Harbour, P.E.I.

This is what the website had to say.

"Then as now there were heavy winters with lots of snow. Trains got stuck, especially in “cuttings” where tracks were lower than surrounding land. Train crews were away from home for days or weeks and work trains with 40 or 50 snow shovelers were dispatched to dig them out. The early wooden plows were relative light and had difficult time. These were the days before Employment Insurance and the railway paid well. The years 1905, 1909, and 1923 were particularly bad, predating the use of rotary plows which became available after 1930 when the branch was converted to standard gauge track (56 ½ “ between the rails).
Despite long waits for normally late trains, people in Murray Harbour depended upon the services they delivered. The train was an important daily event that was eagerly anticipated at the end of the line."

Click Here to go to the Murray Harbour website.

So if you are ever feeling down with snow in your driveway think of the train crews of days gone by when they had to shovel (sometimes for days) to get the train unstuck so it could bring needed supplies, mail and passengers to it's destination.

If you have great snow pictures of big snow on P.E.I. during days gone by please let me know. Just leave me a comment or shoot me an email...thanks!

Thanks for reading and till next post.

Smiles :o)


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