you know, back in Ottawa, I live on the edge of civilization with multitudes of cornfields in our backyard, so it's pretty quiet and dark, but it never quite gets as quiet and dark as here on the faraway points on the island. i wake up every morning to the smell of the ocean and the songs of the family cockatiels and the sight of the alpacas munching on grass outside the window. it's definitely quite something.
there are no completely sunny days here, just sunny parts of your days, and you plan your activities (golf, jogging, searching for Anne Shirley) accordingly. we had a momentary burst of brilliant sunlight yesterday afternoon, so we headed out to Charlottetown to have supper at Sim's Corner Steakhouse and Oysterbar, a restaurant that rob and i had gone to last year and absolutely could not forget about ever since. the place is a bit pricey and trendy, but the food is just SO GOOD (and locally based and ocean-friendly, etc), it's pretty much becoming a once-a-year treat for us.
i basically don't need to eat again for three days, after a meal like that.