The Magic of Winterval

The Magic of Winterval

The Holiday festivities have come and gone, leaving a blanket of sparkling snow covering the island’s gentle slopes and pine trees. The month of January at times can feel long and dull as the warm and cozy lights from the Christmas tree come down and the...
The Shipwreck of Georgetown PEI

The Shipwreck of Georgetown PEI

On a cool, misty day, a small island appears in the distance off the coast of Georgetown, Prince Edward Island. Known as Poxy Island to the locals, this little piece of land holds a mysterious wonder – the wreck of a ship from many years ago. Its exposed shell...
The History of Rum Running and the Nellie J. Banks

The History of Rum Running and the Nellie J. Banks

Have you ever visited the beautiful Nellie’s Landing in Murray Harbour? A quaint marina in the scenic village and home to around 20 fishing boats. Its close proximity to the Northumberland Strait makes for a convenient overnight stay for many boaters. It is...
Scary Stories of Points East Coastal Drive

Scary Stories of Points East Coastal Drive

This may not be everyone’s cup of tea but this blog is for the people like me, the ones who love a scary story around a crackling fire under the moonlight. People whose imaginations tend to go a little wild when a figurine falls off of the shelf and no part of them...
Cozy Autumn Adventures

Cozy Autumn Adventures

There is something so comforting about the changing of seasons. It’s something we can always rely on to show up, like an old friend when you need them the most. The hustle and bustle of Summer is always fun and exciting but when the air becomes crisp and the...
The Foxes of East Point Lighthouse

The Foxes of East Point Lighthouse

When I first moved to the island three years ago I found much of my comfort within nature. The Fall hit, my favourite time of year and I loved the feeling of the crisp, salty air on my face. It felt like it could momentarily bring me back to life after a long day. In...
The Shipwreck of Basin Head Beach

The Shipwreck of Basin Head Beach

Buried deep below the sands and sea off Prince Edward Island lay the wreckages of many ships, containing tales of sailors and fishermen who battled Mother Nature’s fury. Islanders have a great love for the sea, but it can be rough and very unpredictable. If you find a...
Exploring Our Colourful Beaches: From Sand to Sea

Exploring Our Colourful Beaches: From Sand to Sea

Prince Edward Island is famous for its colourful beaches and its unique treasures to be found. What makes our fifty phenomenal beaches so colourful? It’s true, our beaches range from alabaster as Anne’s brow to red as her pigtails. But if you look closer, there’s a...
East End Dishes to Warm Up Your Winter Holiday Platter

East End Dishes to Warm Up Your Winter Holiday Platter

It’s December and the Island has received its first blanket of snow, the markets are in full swing, and friends and family are making the final arrangements for their holiday gatherings. Whether you’re hosting your very first Island Christmas dinner, looking for...
Points East Holiday Gift Guide

Points East Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again! The taste of winter is in the air, the music is switching in the shops, and the holidays are upon us. Gathering the tree is planned – if not sitting in the corner of your living room since October to the horror of your significant...
What’s In a Name

What’s In a Name

Here on the East End of the Island, a fishing boat in the water is often the sign of spring and of summer to come. But Autumn gets overlooked for its healthy fishing season as well: folks still rise early with a quick tea and a biscuit and set out for mackerel,...
Getting Directions: Islander Style

Getting Directions: Islander Style

You’re thinking about coming to this end of the Island? Is it our fifty colourful beaches? Do you want to see the red soil, or is it the chance to dig into oysters and lobster (or to literally dig some clams with the family?) Maybe it’s the idea of getting back to...