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May 31, 2016 - Rustico, Cavendish and Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Busy day! Began with a lesson in Rustico Harbor on lobster catching. Very surprising. This area is responsible for pulling in 35 million pounds of lobster most years. Like everything the lobster fisherman are very regulated and their license can cost as much as 400,000 to 500,000 dollars and there are 1250 licenses in the Maritime provinces. They demonstrated how the lobster is caught in the traps, but it is difficult to explain w/o seeing a trap. The area also does about 75 million pounds of muscles yearly. We then drove to Baddeley Beach....

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May 2, 2016 - New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island

From Stonington I drove North along the Maine coast. The highlight was a drive through the Acadia National Park - the first National Park East of the Mississippi. The little town of Bar Harbor was worth a visit as well. Another hour North and I passed through Canadian customs. My destination for the night was the Pine Cone motel, a classic '50s motor lodge now owned by a couple from Korea. Sarah and David were great hosts. Even though the power was out due to a downed power line Sarah still managed delicious blueberry pancakes for...

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Sep 24, 2015 - Day 7 is Charlottetown Prince Edward Island

Another very cute town. Prince Edward Island is Canada's smallest province. This is the setting for Anne of Green Gables. Charlottetown hosted the inaugural meeting of the Canadian Confederation in 1864. Three years later Canada was formed. We continued to walk to the end of the city and through Victoria Park. The weather again was perfect - about 60 and bright blue skies! We walked all over town. From the ship we could see the spires of the St. Dunstan's Basilica. It is beautiful and we have some pictures. We also stopped at a lovely...

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Jul 18, 2015 - Back in the USA

July 18th: Woke up to a light rain so we didn't rush to get going this morning. Our first stop was to the Saturday Farmers Market in Bangor to replenish our fruits and veggie supply. Went from there to Walmart for staples and goodies, and to the Verizon store to cancel our Canadian phone plan. On the way home we stopped to take a picture of The beautiful house where Stephen King, the famous author, lives. Had a lazy afternoon then, at happy hour, we made our reservations for our visit to New York City. July 19th: Had a treat this morning,...

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Jul 15, 2015 - Still Charlottetown

July 14th: A down day for most. Laundry, hair salon, grocery shopping, napping, and for me, a chance to wash my motorhome. So, I expect rain next, hasn't failed yet. In the evening Joyce, Linda, Karen and I went to "Anne of Green Gables, the musical". Vicki and Carol had been to see it on Monday night. Very good actors and beautiful voices, but a little long at 3 hours. Didn't get home until almost 11:00pm. Latest night yet. First time I've driven in the dark this trip. July 15th: Set off early this morning to do the "Points East Coastal...

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Jul 11, 2015 - Charlottetown

July 11th: Another day of warm weather, we could get used to this. Went to the farmers market first, still too early for a lot of the veggies due to the very cold winter and spring. Next stop was downtown to the Confederation Center to find out about "Anne of Green Gables - The Musical, now in it's Guinness record setting 51st season. We next headed west on the scenic coast highway to Confederation Bridge, the nine mile stretch across to New Brunswick. There are only three way to reach this Island, plane, ferry or bridge. Crafty PEI's let...

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Oct 2, 2013 - Eckhart, the mouse

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada Today was all about Prince Edward Island. First up was a trip to the Founder’s Hall. Via headphones, videos, and interactive displays, we learned about the Canadian colonies’ first discussions about forming a union of the two Canada provinces and the maritime provinces. It was a tumultuous and significant time in Canadian history. Then guide Justin in 1800’s garb, lead us on a walking tour of the restored part of town, including St. Dunstan Basilica. As we walked we spotted Eckhart, a bronze mouse...

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Oct 1, 2013 - Flower pots

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada It was another long day on the bus and, much to our surprise as we came out to board the bus, we discovered it was raining! By the time we reached Hopewell Rocks it was just a mist. We stopped at Hopewell to view the Flowerpots. Ripley named the rocks Flowerpots because the rocks, though surrounded by water during high tide, have dirt, grass, trees, and even flowers on top. They are rock formations caused by tidal erosion and stand between 40-70 feet tall. They are located on the shores of the...

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Sep 24, 2013 - Day Fifteen

A free day with no tours planned. Our Half way point..... Of course Marcel was up early and down for breakfast and back before I even opened my eyes. I got up at about 8:45 and we headed back down for my breakfast, of course, he had a second helping...lol We decided to meet Tom and Joh at 10:15 and walk down to the Wharf Shopping area. A bit overcast and cool but still a good day for walking...no rain. We sauntered down Queen Street past the newly opened Convention Centre and into Peake's Wharf Merchants. Many stores and a few eating...

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Sep 23, 2013 - Day Fourteen

Wow, where to begin??? 7:30 wake up call, breakfast included (scrambled and boiled eggs, yogurt, toast/muffins/pastries, cereal, sausages, coffee, tea, juice) On the coach by 8:45. Step on Guide joined us...Ann, with an A, not an E.....lol What a fabulous tour. Went to Province House and had a guided tour (the pre-birth place of Canada) The weather started out a bit rainy and cloudy, but turned ok during the day. Headed to northern PEI to Prince Edward Island Preserves. Bought several types of jams and preserves....yummy...they had a...

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Sep 22, 2013 - Day Thirteen

7:00 wake up call, 7:30 bags out the door, went for breakfast (not included but only 5.95 for eggs, ham, toast, coffee and juice) On the coach by 8:30. First stop was in Moncton at the Magnetic Hill. We were there at 10:45, had time to take the bus on the hill (appears to coast upwards) then time to shop before an early lunch. Very expensive lunch, Marcel and I each had a bowl of clam chowder, he had a pop and I had a milk and it came to $22.00... After leaving Moncton, we went to Shediac and had a group photo taken with the world's Largest...

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Aug 20, 2013 - Murray Beach to Charlottetown

Bikes cannot ride across the Confederation Bridge so there is a shuttle service to take them across. Bud arranged with the bridge crew to be ready for 20 bikes to be transported across at 8:30. There has been inconsistent service in the past so many riders were gone by 7:00 hoping to be first in line. A couple of riders were happy to take their time and found that the breakfast leftovers were just about to be tossed out at 7:20 since it appeared to the cook that everyone had eaten early and left. I was able to load my bike on a 6 passenger...

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