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Sep 6, 2011 - PEI-PEI National Park

Prince Edward Island - serene, beautiful, so green, relaxing, richly hued landscapes of blue seas, henna-colored cliffs, purple and yellow flowers everywhere, green fields that make one pause, breath deeply and admire nature. Absolutely our favorite of the maritimes we visited this trip. We took a day trip over to the northern central coast to see PEI National Park and visit some of the small towns in the area. The park itself is a skinny 25 mile long stretch along the water. It is nature untouched - so clean, so beautiful - with the waters...

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Aug 23, 2011 - PEI

Prince Edward Island Aug 18-20th We had heard that the water of the Atlantic Ocean was the warmest right near where we spent the night in Shediac, so we had to go for an early morning swim. If that was what they call warm water, I hate to fell the cold! To top off our warm water experience we had an ice-cold water out door shower to wash the salt off and wash our hair. This was all before 9 am; it’s the Maritimes, it plays havoc with the brain. We took a back road to the Confederation Bridge, so we got a good look at it before we drove...

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Aug 16, 2011 - Green Gables, A View to Sea and the Knotty Hooker

This is the heart of Green Gables country, the famous books that were written by Lucy Maud Montgomery about Anne and her life on Prince Edward Island in the 1910 time period. Susan has always enjoyed the stories and this is the second time that she has visited this special area. On Sunday, Susan, Andrea, Brenda and Connie went to Green Gables and spent the day. They had a great time and the weather was sunny and cool. The day at Green Gables included a fashion show for 1908, meeting all the characters in the books--all the actors acted...

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Aug 7, 2011 - Day 27: Green Gables Shore Drive

This morning we drove up the highway to Green Gables. I finished my first Anne of Green Gables book yesterday and have started on the second. The site included a film about the author, Lucy Maud Montgomery, that was very information. Then we toured the Green Gables house. I got a souvenir booklet for BT so she can share it with the students at FoJo. Our next stop was at Rustico Harbor. There’s a museum there that deals with lobster fishing. The video was not professional but it certainly have a lot of information. A lobster fisherman will...

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Aug 1, 2011 - Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Last day on tour. Went fishing this morning, caught 20 mackerel and 5 cod. Went home and slept. Tonight was our farewell dinner. Most people had lobster but I had steak. Tomorrow we reenter the USA. Our plans are to visit friends in Sanford, Maine for two days and then head straight for Laurel, Montana to visit with Jim and Jeanette for a couple of weeks.

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Jul 31, 2011 - Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Today was another bus tour and lunch. First stop was the National Park to see the red cliffs. PEI also has white sand beaches. Then we stopped at the house that Lucy Maud Montgomery put in her book, the house called Green Gables. Then a stop at a place famous for preserves. Looked into sport-fishing. Then anther lighthouse. Will go cod fishing tomorrow even though the limit is 2 and the top out at 10 lbs.

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Jul 29, 2011 - Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Today we drove from North Sydney to Cavendish, Prince Edward Island (PEI). On the way here we drove over a 7 mile long bridge. It was free to get on PEI but it is going to cost $57 to take the bridge off the island. On the way we stopped for ice cream when we got to PEI. Once here we had our first and only pot luck supper. The weather is still good and bad. One moment it is sunny and the next it is cloudy and raining. We will stay here 4 nights and then we are done. We are going to then drive to Sanford, Maine and visit Ray and Cece again....

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Jul 16, 2011 - Cavendish Prince Edward Island Canada

On our way back to Marco Polo Land RV Park, we drove through PEI’s Canadian National park, a beautiful drive along the Bay of St. Lawrence. We saw some beautiful scenery and we saw our second and third fox. The first one was just laying on the walk way and really didn’t move when four people walked by. As we were leaving the park, we decided to stop at the last turnout and here was a fox walking along the road. We saw another beautiful sunset, the last three days have produced some very spectacular ones. We will however be glad to leave...

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Jul 12, 2011 - Cavendish Prince Edward Island Canada

We drove to Cavendish Prince Edward Island, we had to cross the Confederation Bridge, a bridge that is 12.9 km long (8 miles) and is about 300 feet high. As most of you know Reggi is afraid of heights and when she saw the bridge, she was not a happy camper; however, she did very well as we made our way from New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island. We are staying at Marco Polo Land RV park where Jimmie & Jeanine (who we brought our RV from) and Kay Pihl’s brother stayed 14 and 11 years ago respectively. Once here we drove to North Rustico, a...

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Jun 23, 2011 - Bike ride along the coast

On our final day on PEI, the weather looked good so we decided to get the bikes out and ride along the coast from Cavendish. Riding along gives you a different perspective from driving in the car and is environmentally friendly. It was an enjoyable ride.

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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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