A User’s Guide to Les Îles de la Madeleine

Cynthia Dunsford has written a nice synopsis of her trip to Les Îles de la Madeleine that should serve as a good introduction to anyone thinking of visiting (the most common response you get from Islanders when you ask them if they’ve ever been is “we really want to go over someday”).

About ten years ago Catherine and I went over with our friends Mike and Yvonne from Halifax. It rained for the three days we were there, but we had a good time anyway. At the time — and I suspect this is still true — it was much like one imagines PEI to have been like for the tourist 40 years ago.