Friday, March 25, 2016

Wood Island Lighthouse - PEI

Wood Island Lighthouse PEI_Simone-Ritter-Art_2016_watercolour_21x29in

Wood Island Lighthouse- PEI

orig. watercolour 21x29in approx.
on display at my upcoming show May 6-20, 2016
A couple of years ago we went to visit Prince Edward Island. We had a great time and the kids enjoyed the full time attention from us parents without the distraction of phone calls or other business. It really was a good time and they still talk about those three days. We vistited end of October and most of the tourists were gone, so we discovered a quiet PEI.
Kids and Dad flying a kite in PEI while Mama                   is painting the lighthouse

Here is Wood Island Lighthouse, which was one of the very last open attractions and I remember the woman on the entrance was so welcoming and friendly. Friendly volunteers and staff make for a memorable visit and with PEI I can attest to this. We had brought kites and the kids and Markus flew them while I perched down on my little painting chair, doing a small plein air painting of this light house.
Wood Islands plein air sketch, 5x7in approx.                                    NFS

If you come to the East Coast, PEI is for most people a must. Its red sand beaches, warm waters and water parks, along with Anne of Green Gables shows draw crowds every summer. Lots of festivals and special events with music and food are scheduled every year.
The rolling hills landscape is quite different than New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and make for a unique flair. Go, check it out if you haven't had a chance to do so yet- or if you have, please share your story below, I'd love to hear your insider tip PEI!
Easter is coming, the holy Triduum days are here, I'm wishing you a blessed Easter time! Thanks for stopping by!                                                                                                       Simone

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