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Gardens of Hope Post Hurricane Dorian

Good Morning from Prince Edward Island, 

Tea time. Small cup, on the run today. 

A week ago today we were battening down the hatches in preparation of Hurricane Doiron. 

It arrived with force and did a lot of damage in parts of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Shediac, New Brunswick. 

We were without power until Monday evening at home and the shop. Yet, after throwing out a lot of food, our wonderful staff worked liked crazy to prepare for the cruise ship tours coming to see us for lunch on Tuesday. We broke records for the number of people served in 3 and half hours for our little place. Over 600. The staff were great under the stress of it and the customers were fantastic as well.

Below are some photos from our Gardens of Hope. Not too serious in the scope of things. 

It was sad to see these trees down. The cleanup work has begun. 

Our fence caught two of our four chairs, we found the other two upstream and have since brought to the rightful place. 

Looks bad, but really not. We are very fortunate to have not sustained much damage compared to others and certainly compared to those living in the Bahamas. 

We want to say thank you for all who reached out with concern. All is well and your thoughtfulness is appreciated. 

For the next two Saturdays, Shirley and I with three other couples are doing a river cruise starting in Budapest. I hope to blog about the trip a bit, but it will depend on WIFI and the timing of everything else that may be going on. 

In the meantime, take care and have a great week ahead. 

Love from Prince Edward Island, 



A man spies a letter lying on his doormat.
It says on the envelope "DO NOT BEND"
He spends the next 2 hours trying to figure out how to pick it up.
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Carol - September 22, 2019

I have been traveling and only just now found this update. Whew! You and yours have been in my heart since I heard how hard Dorian hit your beautiful island. Enjoy your cruise!

Susan E-J - September 16, 2019

Wishing you and Shirley a wonderful trip, Bruce. Thanks for your dedication to ‘visiting’ with all your followers every Saturday. I enjoyed reading the Blog today, as always – but was so sorry to hear from you and many other friends on PEI this past week about the damage Dorian inflicted on the Island. Bravo to the restaurant and store staff for ‘coming through’ for all those visitors last Tuesday! WOW!! Chuckled over the joke today too… Good one :)
Bon voyage! Take good care.

Paula Mueda - September 14, 2019

Thank you so much for your latest blog and all the interesting stories. I enjoyed every bit you included. I don’t know how you consistently come up with so many interesting stories, articles, etc. month after month. Sorry for damage your property sustained in the recent storm you mentioned, but glad to hear it was not too severe. Hoping you and Shirley are enjoying your river cruise in Europe. Thank you again for the varied information you share with your “followers” month after month!

Ariana - September 14, 2019

Sorry to hear that you lost some trees and that the perennials were battered. Hope everything on your beautiful property is ultimately strengthened as a result of the storm.

Patricia Jones - September 14, 2019

So glad your properties are all fixable after the hurricane.. We had some slight damage to the corner of our roof when our large tree toppled but are eternally glad that was the extent of the damage!

And my husband was in safe from the loss of electrical power at home that would have stopped his oxygen concentrator..He’s still with us, home now..

Happy to see the cottage came through was a beautiful place to visit.. I cherish that memory.


Val LaBore - September 14, 2019

Good to hear you didn’t fare too badly with the hurricane. My friend who lives in Port Royale, NS, was w/o power for a week, and lost many trees. We’re just now hearing from her to see that she is well but shaken. Many of us in the U.S. who have visited your beautiful area held our breaths waiting while Dorian came through there. Just remembering how calm and peaceful it was there, it was nerve wracking thinking of what could happen. So its good to hear all is well with you.
Have a good trip and many more cups of tea.

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