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Confederation Bridge and PEI lighthouse

Lobster Fleet, West Point, PEI

West Point Lighthouse and Inn

Today, the weather was still a little gray but there were breaks of sun as well and it was quite warm and humid. We drove to the Confederation Bridge, a 9 mile span leading to Prince Edward Island (or PEI). What a nice bridge!!! It doesn't cost anything to get into PEI but if you want to leave, you have to pay about 100.00 to get the coach over the bridge. So, we are going to spend the money to take the ferry to Nova Scotia instead - but they charge for a round trip fare no matter if you are taking the ferry round trip or not so that they can still get their money. In any event, it will be cheaper to take the ferry because it will save about 320 miles and lots of fuel.

We stayed at the most westerly lighthouse - West Point - at the Cedar Dunes Provincial Park last night. The lighthouse is the only working lighthouse that is an inn as well. There are ten rooms with the top floor of the lighthouse as one. There is also a restaurant too. So, for all of you guys who are looking for a really unique and romantic get-a-way for an anniversary or special birthday....this is the place for you. Of course, it is in absolutely the middle of nowhere but....there is a lovely beach with red sand on the Northumberland Strait.

PEI is a lovely island - rolling hills and farmland. Big crop is potatos - and they are everywhere including a potato museum. It is also the island of Anne of Green Gables fame and we will be heading to Cavendish this week. But, since I am probably the only person on this island who has not read that novel or seen the PBS series, I'm not to excited about this.

Have seen alot of lighthouses too - each one a little different - round, square, octagonal, with black stripes, red stripes and no stripes. There are lighthouses everywhere not surprisingly - since there are capes and points around each corner and since it is an island after all.

Lot of mosquitos - warm and humid weather. We stayed inside the coach to watch the sunset and I didn't take any photos of it because when I set foot outside of the coach, I was swarmed. Poor Dixie didn't get too much exercise today.

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