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Jul 6, 2014 - Pei - surviving a hurricane

A shout out to Udo’s sister and her husband – 50 years! Anniversary dinner on beach at Maui! Well deserved for a committed couple! We can all learn from them. Boring overnight – a ton of rain for 5 minutes and then stopped. Heard the wind a bit and not all that horrible to stand up in. In the morning the clouds cleared off and it was a bright sunny early afternoon Still a big wind but just brisk. So we decided to head off to Charlottetown and check out the ponies – harness racing here is big. One of the earliest tracks in Canada was at...

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Jul 4, 2014 - PEI, July 4

Well today we will explore the Eastern part of the island. A lot in our campground are packing up and heading home to Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. There is a hurricane headed this way and they may close the Confederation Bridge tonite or tomorrow depending on wind speed. We are heading east along the north shore sorta but slightly inland! So now you are confused – so am I.! We are looking for the “Singing Sands” of Basin Head Beach, and to Lands End – East Point Lighthouse! As we drive, again we see the beautiful farms . Potatoes, soy,...

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Jul 3, 2014 - July 2 and 3 in PEI

After Canada day and getting home at midnite after 15 hours celebrating Canada Day, we had a bit of a down day – just getting a few things to restock the fridge, and reading a good book. Udo has promised himself he will finish all seven books of Harry Potter! I am getting through my Dean Koontz book! Must catch up on a couple of things. On Canada Day during one of our many walks, we stopped in a park to just watch people and rest. Well Udo gets at more than 45 degree angle and he is snoozing! Now everyone knows in the Adam family that Udo’s...

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Jul 1, 2014 - Canada Day In Charlottetown, PEI

We have it figured out! Need to get to parking early, so we have our maps and the ever skillful navigator (yours truly) and make for Charlottetown (We are staying in Cornwall about 10 minutes from Charlottetown). We want to get near the “Events Center” – a huge public space here for these very type of things. Little did we know that for Canada Day and the 70 more days of festivals after – there are actually two huge event sites. The Confederation was signed in 1867 and Canada became a country (interestingly, PEI did not join at that time –...

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Jun 30, 2014 - Charlottetown or bust

A shoutout to my cousins and their families in Moosimin - hope all the kids, grandkids and animals are safe from flooding. Let us know. Our thoughts are with you and all your neighbors. Flooding is no fun. Again hooked up and ready to roll! This AM, Udo got up and started the compressor again as we need a bit of air in the tire to limp to the Tire Shop. Worked like a damn! So what was different – beats him!!! So compressor may not be for sale! Temperamental little thing. Drove to a little tire shop, he had tire off in a second, and found a...

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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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