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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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Aug 17, 2013 - Rest Day in Charlottetown (PE)

I slept in until 5:45 am, did my laundry, then went for breakfast within Glendenning Hall. I then walked over to a Home Hardware store to buy some packing supplies (foam pipe insulation and bubble wrap) for my bicycle, for when I arrive in St. John's. With that done, I serviced my bicycle and went for a walk around the historical downtown, which turned out to be quite small, stopping at a Subway for a light lunch, then at Cow's for some of "the World's best ice cream" (see photo for proof!), finally at a Starbuck's for a café mocha. For...

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Aug 16, 2013 - Pointe du Chêne (NB) to Charlottetown (PE)

I awoke at 4:45 am, packed up my gear and had breakfast. We all found that the mosquitos were surprisingly aggressive and we were happy to get on our way. The route had us continuing on Highway 133 through Barachois and Robichaud, then joining Highway 15 through Botsford Portage and Shemogue. From there we were to take a short cut along Highway 955 to Highway 16, then to the Confederation Bridge, which joins New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island. Bicycles and pedestrians are not allowed on the bridge, so we were to take a shuttle service...

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Jul 30, 2013 - A Visit to Charlottetown

Sue needed to get to a Weightwatchers meeting so today we drove from Cavendish to Charlotteville. It was about a 40 minute drive through the rolling hills of PEI and another chance to admire the green beauty of this island. After the WW meeting we drove to the waterfront for lunch and exploration. We found Water Street Fish and Chips and had some really delicious fish for lunch. Then we wandered around the waterfront enjoying the free entertainment and the small shops. There were a large number of people in the area because the cruise ship,...

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Jul 8, 2013 - Prince Edward Island

At 8 AM a tour bus came to our campground to take us around Prince Edward Island. The guide explained that it wasn't always an island. Now with the water erosion, Prince Edward Island is losing about 3.5 feet of land each year. The island is 140 miles long, 35 miles wide at widest point, and 2 miles wide at the narrowest point. Tourism is the main industry. Agriculture is the second with potatoes, soybean, and dairy being the main agriculture. Lobster trapping and aqua-farming of mussel and oysters comes in third. We first traveled to the...

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Sep 20, 2012 - Prince Edward Island

By the end of the following day, we’d back-tracked about a hundred of the miles we’d driven out to North Sydney. We put in for the night at Cornwall KOA near Charlottetown, the capitol of the province. The KOA is about 8-10 miles west of Charlottetown and is on a bay. We had a great view of out the front windows of the RV—even though it really rained hard that night. And it was windy—up to 35-45 mph. To get to Prince Edwards Island from where we were in Nova Scotia, we took a free 75 minute ferry from the terminal at Caribou over to the...

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Sep 10, 2012 - Getting something special

Today is our son Matt's Birthday. Hope you are having a good one! We wish you the best. Another rainy day. It must have rained several inches over the last 24 hours. Our campsite is flooded. It is a good day to catch up on things. Denise attended a day long class at the Culinary Institute of Canada at Holland College in Charlottetown. Her class was on local flavors. The class focused on different and unique seafood flavors and locally grown meats. I, I went treasure hunting at the local collectables. I found what I was looking for. Tonight...

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