…PE Island, with your lovely people, your beautiful scenery and your sketchy spring weather!
I’ve had a wonderful tour, with great school visits, lotsa cool travelling around and a not-so-bad bookstore event to wrap things up.
Right now I’m sitting in a bar in the Toronto airport [the only place I could find with an outlet…really!] drinking Bailey’s and surfing the free wifi long enough to at least get this post up.
This is a shot of my books in the window of the Indigo in Charlottetown. Many thanks to Kathy and Aaron for hosting my event there, and to my dear Leslie Clarke of the Strawberry Hills Chapters in Surrey for setting up the connections.
Met a bunch of readers, a few aspiring writers and sold a few books to boot. What more can a peripatetic writer ask?
I stayed in three different B & B’s while on the Island — all lovely, but I can HIGHLY recommend Dawson House, which was my Charlottetown abode. The house is vintage 1850’s, and can boast being home to at least one premier [Joe Ghiz]. Joe’s gone now and his son is sitting in the premier’s seat these days, but Dawson House carries on. Thanks to owner Randy and his overgrown puppy [Dawson herself, naturally] for being such great hosts.
And with this final look at what’s really hiding under that layer of PE Island snow, I’ll say goodbye to the dear place for now, with thanks and happy memories…and a little red mud on my shoes for good measure!