Besides the stuff I bought for the nursery while we were on vacation on Prince Edward Island, I also came home with one other home decor souvenir. This one was free...but I worked for it:)
One of my favorite parts of the trip this year was when we "hiked" part of the Prince Edward Island National Park of Canada in Greenwich. This part of the park, a peninsula, is known for its fragile dune system. We walked for about an hour to where the trail ends at the dunes and a beautiful beach. As we walked along it, we found tons of great big pieces of driftwood. My friend Dena, who we stay with while we are there, is an avid antiquer and collector of cool old stuff. She had the brilliant of idea of taking one home with her (hopefully this is not against the law!), so of course I wanted one too. Here he is on the coffee table in our living room:
Awesome, right? Let me take you on a more detailed journey of how I got my own piece of real driftwood from a beach at the tip of PEI.
First, we walked on a gravel pathway along St. Peter's Bay.
Then the trail entered the woods (loved the birch trees and all the dappling light).
Soon we came to a boardwalk, meandering its way through the forest.
Eventually, the boardwalk started to float, and we walked along this suspended dock through these wetland marshes. Amazing!!!
After a short climb over the dunes, we were here:
Once we each had our perfect piece of driftwood, we started back, lugging those guys this whole way.
The trip was worth it just for the wonderful views, but I'm also super glad I also have something so lovely to remember it by!!
Check out another photographer's pics of the Greenwich hike here.