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The Confederation Bridge connects PEI to Nova Scotia, built about 15 yrs...

Charlottetown YC, we had to string a lot of cord to connect...

Typical countryside. Almost 1/2 of PEI is farmland

The goat farm where they make sopas from the milk

Green Gables Lover's Lane - Sue would not give John a kiss...

Roma French Landing

Charlottetown was one of our major destinations from the beginning when we were planning this trip. The run from Summerside was delightful. At 0530, John and a local boater climbed the stairs to the top of the marina office to see that the weather was not good - high winds. However,the forcast was for the winds to reduceby noon. So, Sue made a delightful breakfast for everyone and afterwards Doug went to check out car rentals from Summerside. No luck. The winds did subside around noon and Doug said, let's go, and we were ready in a few minutes. Good decision.

Charlottetown is the capital of Prince Edward Island Province. Sue and John took the double decker bus tour upon arrival, with the city very proud of the bus they bought in England. We toured the chocklate chip store, ate ice cream of course, and that nite with HC, we went to see the musical Anne of Greene Gables. L.W. Montgomery lived on PEI and wrote the many famous stories. She wrote over 500 short stories and was first published at 15. We rented a car for two days, and on day one, HC and we went to tour central PEI. The focus was seeing L.W. Montgomery's home. We had a great day,visiting her home place, the house that inspired her stories along with other sites that inspired her. We Ate lobster at a placefamous for it, and stopped at goat farm that made soap from the goat's milk. The second day, we took the car to the eastern part of the island to see Roma village - one of the first settlements in Canada/North America. The English ran them off, but they are in process of doing digs and the fewfolks who live there are maintaining the place in the original tradition, including wearing of 1700's garb, growing only things that were grown then. Then we visited the village of Montegue - very quanit - for lunch and walking around. Sawthe oldest lighthouse and enjoyed the countryside.

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