As I drove around Prince Edward Island photographing all the beautiful beaches, fishing villages and lighthouses, it occurred to me that I hadn’t captured what I was seeing most: small homes on vast tracts of land with incredible views. Homes here all seem to have huge amounts of property around them. Many have fields of potatoes, but if they don’t the certainly have huge lawns. And man, these people really like to mow their lawns! Every house seemed to have a perfectly mowed acreage and you could always see a lawn-mowing tractor parked somewhere if it wasn’t currently being used.
I saw many homes just like the one in the image above. You can see why they call it the “gentle island”. So quiet and peaceful and just look at the shallow sandy beach to play on. And did I mention the water is warm? Must be due to the gulf stream. The water was around 18 degrees and on the west coast it is usually 10 (that’s 66 and 50 for my American friends). I can really imagine myself living here. I could buy a nice home with acreage and 200 feet of waterfront for a quarter of what I sold my leaky old shack for in the over-inflated market in Victoria.