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Jul 26, 2017 - Charlottetown, PEI.

We drove 40 miles to The Confederation Bridge and across to Prince Edward Island (PEI). Once across we stop at Borden-Carlton Village, which is a Gift Shop and information area for PEI. Got some maps and books on what to see and do in a day and we were off. After some driving and a few turn arounds, we discovered 2 things. PEI is very rural and the maps they give you do not have the same number roads on them. Fortunately our phones are working up here. The island is all about farming, mostly potatoes. About 1/3 of the island is tillable...

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Jun 8, 2017 - June 8-9

June 8 A lovely sunny day. We headed for Green Gables House in Cavendish. We passed through beautiful countryside of rolling hills, fields and farms. There was hardly any traffic and when we arrived at the site, there were not many people. Again, it is an advantage to be early in the season to avoid crowds. We took lots of photos of the Green Gables house, which was actually the home of Lucy Maud Montgomery's grandfather's cousins, and the surrounding countryside. We offered to take a photo of a mother and her two adult daughters in front...

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Jun 7, 2017 - June 6 - 7

June 7 We were out the door at 5:30am and were treated to a lovely sunrise as we drove to the airport. Bidding Cheryl a fond farewell, we dropped her off at 6:00 at the Departures door, then set out for the P.E.I. ferry. There was almost no traffic, so the journey was easy. At the ferry, we didn't have to pay - we will pay $70 for the return trip or $40 if we go back via the Confederation Bridge. Free to visit, pay to leav. We were in line by 7:30, in time to have a cup of coffee before boarding for the 8:00 departure. The day was sunny and...

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Jun 6, 2017 - Round the South East

We were up a bit later today and had breakfast before setting off to explore the Southeast area of Prince Edward Island. We drove directly to Georgetown and spent a while at the docks watching fishing boats come in and at a memorial park. We continued in a south-westerly direction to Montague where we had a light lunch and did a little shopping before exploring the waterfront then continued on round the coast stopping at a few places. Panmure lighthouse was interesting with views across Northumberland strait to Nova Scotia, the at Graham...

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Jun 5, 2017 - Changed Plans - A Cold Damp Day

We had breakfast in a much quieter space today. The soccer and basketball teams had left and there were only a few of us in the motel restaurant. The weather was not co-operating and it was extremely cold with a slight drizzle. We decided to abandon plans to explore the eastern part of the island and instead go to the Cows Creamery where there is an ice cream manufacturer. We got ready and drove the short distance to the creamery. There was a short video and you could see the workers making the ice-cream. While it was interesting seeing...

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Jun 4, 2017 - Churches, Bridges and Dinner

We got ready and had breakfast at the motel then went to Grace Baptist Church which is not far from where we are staying. It was well attended and several people spoke to us and made us feel welcome. By our standards, it was quite a long service - over two hours. The pastor gave a good message and the singing was enthusiastic, though we did not know many of the songs. We came back to the motel and had a light lunch then set off west of here to try and find a place where we could get a good view of the Confederation Bridge. We had been...

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Jun 3, 2017 - Anne All Day

We woke to a sunny morning and decided we should make the most of the good weather. We had breakfast and set off north to Green Gables, the basis for the house in Lucy Maud Montgomery's series of books on Anne Shirley. As it falls under the National Park system, admission is free. We toured the grounds and house then watched a movie about the house and its relationship to Montgomery and the books. The house of Lucy is nearby and we went over there, but it did not seem worth paying the admission so we continued on our way. We drove towards...

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Jun 2, 2017 - Charlottetown

We were up promptly this morning and, after breakfast set off for Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. It was a relatively easy drive and we went past Amherst which we had visited earlier in the week, crossed into New Brunswick then over the Confederation Bridge, all 13 Kilometres of it, and into PEI. As we crossed the bridge we could see fog ahead and as we came over onto the island it was very dull and dark. All hope of photos of the bridge disappeared and we went into the information office, which displays a large, red sign "ENTRANCE"...

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Sep 8, 2016 - PEI to Cape Breton, NS

Hi Folks, My apologies for not being able to keep this journal up. We have had very poor internet connections at these campgrounds and have also been very busy with our friends, Joan & Wayne from Sask who met us about 10 days ago in PEI. We have been visiting many places in PEI & Cape Breton and therefore I have not had the time to publish more photos etc. We're off to Halifax tomorrow so hopefully the internet will be better there! The scenery and shorelines in this part of the country are beautiful! Will try to keep you posted! Don & Les...

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Sep 3, 2016 - North Cape Drive

Saturday, September 3, 2016 Our first stop on the beautiful Saturday morning was at the Glass Bottle Houses. Edouard Arsenault created three buildings from 1980-1984 using cement and over 25,000 glass bottles. There is a chapel, a house and a tavern. These building are surrounded by a pond and extensive gardens. We then headed out on the North Cape Route of PEI. We drove through Abram Village to check where would could park tomorrow when we come for the Acadian Festival. Shades of Poultry Days – Yards were decorated with the French flag...

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Sep 2, 2016 - Charlottetown, PEI

Friday, September 2, 2016 This was a very good day. Started out cold (16⁰C - 59⁰F) and rainy with 10-15 mph winds. Decided to go into downtown Charlottetown. The town is populated by stunning old buildings date to late 18th & early 19th century. Many have been preserved and used for offices and stores in the downtown area. Following the towering church spires we saw from blocks away we found St Dunston’s Basilica just as noon Mass was starting. We went to Mass since don't know what will be available for Mass Sunday. Probably about 100 @...

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Aug 16, 2016 - Road Trip Section 4 - PEI and E.Coast New Brunswick 13th - 16th August

I wake when Zak points out that the lights are on so I jump back on the chair as sleeping on the floor was not permitted. People are still snoring as I pack up my things and write up the last of my Newfoundland log. Today we are heading to Prince Edward Island. We are the last to unload off the ferry again and head straight to North Sydney. We find a Robins for Zak then McDonalds for me and I sit and use the Wi-Fi for a bit and charge my electronics. Plus I drink coffee, which helps. We head to Walmart but again no grocery section so we...

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