To say I am excited to be typing this blog is a gross understatement. After two years in our home city of Calgary we are back on the road. Our time in Calgary was fantastic on so many levels, however our chosen lifestyle is to be nomadic and we are glad to be back at it.
Karen, through her diligent hunting found us a phenomenal house sit just outside of Summerside, PEI. We are enjoying a relaxed extended handover period which is allowing us to get to know the two wonderful dogs we will be looking after and to do some exploring before the home owners head off on their adventure. The rumours we had heard of the friendly nature of people in the Maritimes is turning out to be so true. The home owners have welcomed us into their lives and provided amazing support as we navigated the requirements to enter the province.
As we drove, it was neat to see the amount of decorations that celebrate not only harvest time, but also Halloween. Many of the farms we went by had elaborate Halloween displays set up celebrating this time of year.
As PEI is an island with limited resources they have fully embraced alternative energy sources to supplement oil and gas. An idea it would be lovely to see more of across Canada.
Though there are downsides to every system of energy production it is hard to argue with the success PEI has had with the utilization of wind and solar to supplement their power needs. The island gets around 25% of their power from alternative means and the City of Summerside is getting more than 40%, impressive.
The one thing there is more of than lighthouses on PEI is churches. Wow! It is amazing to see the sheer volume of churches as we drove through the countryside and small villages.
We are so looking forward to our next six months on Prince Edward Island and soaking in as much as we possibly can.