|We are moving on to Prince Edward Island today, over the 8-mile Confederation Bridge from New Brunswick to P.E.I. (as they call it). We made two-night reservations at the campground, then took off for the western side of the Island. We visited the Bottle House, where Edouard Arsenault built three buildings in his back yard made of bottles – 30,000 of them! There was also a beautiful garden that his daughter has created and now maintains. I know it sounds weird, but it was really interesting artwork.
From there we went to the West Point Lighthouse. The lighthouse is now an inn. It was built in 1875 and has walls 44 inches thick to give stability in the strong gales. Nancy and I started to climb the stairs to the top of the tower, but chickened out after three flights. We had a wonderful dinner at a nearby restaurant, looking out over the Northumberland Strait (part of the Gulf of St. Lawrence).
We came back to the campground to see the fireworks as part of the celebration of Canada Day. The campground is packed with families enjoying the four-day holiday.