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Jun 19, 2011 - Heading west from Cavandish

Our first day on the island saw us heading west from Cavendish. Our first stop was the west area of the Prince Edward Island National Park. Here we explored the dunes and looked at the stormy sea. Close to the lake of Shining Water we watched a pair of Canada Geese with their goslings. There was also a number of loons resting in a nearby tree. From there we continued along the coast exploring many of the typical inlets of PEI along with the inevitable potato fields and red soil. We also found a number of unusual churches. As the weather...

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Sep 16, 2010 - Thursday Cavendish, PEI

Today we drove back to PEI National Park – this time without Darby as she is not allowed on the boardwalk. We saw the beaches, the red cliffs and the sand dunes. Again it rained all night – really hard and most of the morning. Then we drove over to a couple of the “tourist” stores where everything is 30 – 50% off. It’s the end of the season and most of the stores are getting ready to close until next summer. Next we drove to the Green Gables house. This is the house where Lucy spent much time as a child and that she used as a basis for the...

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Sep 15, 2010 - Wednesday Cavendish, PEI

Bob got up early, early! He left the RV at 7:45am. Unfortunately, the crown did not just come off. The underlying tooth is broken, so the dentist could not just permanently glue the crown back on. Bob is going to need more work (like maybe a pin in the tooth) before a permanent crown can go back on. So he temporarily glued the crown back and Bob will eat very carefully until we get back to Jax. He struck up a conversation with the dental assistant and when she asked where we were camping and Bob replied at the KOA in Cavendish, she said...

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Sep 14, 2010 - Tuesday Cavendish,PEI

In times past, one of the Island's largest export industries was the farming of foxes. Of course, nowadays, this is a frowned upon industry, and one which is essentially dead. It was not an industry that just anyone could go into. A breeding pair of black foxes cost anywhere from $12,000 to $20,000 in 1913. The days of abundant wealth and prominence have given way to hobby farms and fox shows that are maintained more out of tradition than for any profits. But as the expression sly as a fox suggests, these sly creatures sometimes escaped and...

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Sep 13, 2010 - Monday Cavendish, PEI

When we left North Sydney this morning, we’d plan to spend the night in Nova Scotia, but then Bob decided that he felt up to a longer drive and that we might as well drive on to Prince Edward Island today. We’d get in about 5:30 – well before dark. There are two ways to get to PEI – both are free. One is a one hour ferry ride and the other is an eight mile bridge. Neither appealed to Barb, and Bob did not mind the challenge of driving over the bridge and did not want to hassle with ferry schedules for just a one hour ride, especially when...

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Aug 12, 2010 - Anne and Cavendish Beach

PEI is world famous for Anne of Green Gables the book series created by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The Cavendish area is full of sites related to LMM and Anne of GG. We choose to go the parks Canada site that recreates the Green Gables described in the book. We took a stroll down Lover's Lane and visited the recreation the house Anne Shirley would have lived in. After that we went for lunch at an oyster bar. We sampled fresh oysters harvested in the morning, along with mussels and clams. The food was delicious. The afternoon was spent at...

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Aug 11, 2010 - Prince Edward Island

We made it over the bridge. We left Parrsboro and arrived in Springhill, home of Canada's supreme diva Morna (Anne) Murrary. The museum was well set up and we learned alot about her life. She really was as big of a music star as Canada has had. She has lived quite a life and has won numerous awards. After leaving springhill he headed towrd PEI. The journey took us in the corner of NB and then over to the Confederation Bridge. The bridge is quite awe inspiring and was fun to cross. The view was amazing as you travel over the North Cumberland...

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Aug 8, 2010 - Bus tour of Charlottetown & Cavendish (PICS LATER)

Last bus tour with Tracks to tour the north central coast and Charlottetown, the capital of Prince Edward Island. First stop was a visit at Cavendish Beach, a sandy beach, which is unusual here - most beaches are rocky. The soil is red from iron oxide and that includes the sand, rocks and cliffs. I had heard of Anne of Green Gables but never read the books. Anne was an orphan, adopted by a brother and sister because they needed help on the farm. They had intended to adopt a boy from New Brunswick, but Anne was delivered instead. The...

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Aug 8, 2010 - Cavendish KOA

This will be our last update from Prince Edward Island. Today was a short moving day, we moved about a mile to the Cavendish KOA. This is not the kind of campsite we normally look for. When you are traveling with a six year old, you look for different accommodations. :-) Sammy wanted to jump on their huge jumping pillow. He also enjoyed the hay ride with hot dogs and roasting marshmallows. He has really enjoyed all the stuff to do in the area. We also had cake around the campfire to celebrate Vickie & Sammy's birthday. Vickie's is on the...

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Aug 7, 2010 - Green Gables & More

We are enjoying our stay in Cavendish, P.E.I. We visited the Green Gables house and the nearby town of Charlottetown. Green Gables, part of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Cavendish National Historic Site, has become famous around the world as the inspiration for the setting in her classic tale of fiction, Anne of Green Gables. In real life, this farm was the home of David Jr. and Margaret Macneill, who were cousins of Montgomery's grandfather. The author was born at Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Nov. 30, 1874. The old farmhouse setting surrounded...

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Aug 6, 2010 - Cavendish, P.E.I.

We have arrived in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island. We will be staying for a few days, but we have to switch campgrounds... twice. This is the first time we have had problems finding a site in Canada. The island is so beautiful, I can see why. It is prime time for visitors. We will be staying at Sunset RV for three days, but we have to move to another site in the morning. Then, we have to go to a different campground to find two more nights in Cavendish. We didn't make reservations in advance and we are paying for that mistake, but we have...

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Jul 11, 2010 - Prince Edward Island

We crossed the Confederation Bridge onto Prince Edward Island, on July 10. We stopped at the area known as Gateway Village, because we had been told there was an excellent information center there. What we found was a very large commercial enterprise and information seemed secondary. We did go to the Provincial Info desk and got good help there. We made our way across the island to Oyster Bed Bridge where our RV Park was located and found a beautiful parking place. The people couldn’t have been nicer. Our drive across the island was on a...

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