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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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Sep 9, 2012 - The STOMP

Last night, at the the Summerside culinary event, we met a lady from the Rossignol winery. She invited us to a special event that they were having this weekend. A blueberry stomp. It sounded interesting and today off we went to the southwestern shores. She gave us a good tasting and a walking tour of the winery. It's been raining all day. We went to church then breakfast. The breakfast was terrible. We were looking for a family resturant with a lot of cars in front thinking that would be a good place. The resturant that we choose was part...

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Sep 8, 2012 - Central Coast Drive

We choose a day of touring the Central Coast. It was an all day event with getting back around 10pm. We started off going to the backside of the island (Atlantic side). Lots of nice sandy beaches. What is unique is the sand is RED. Most places were closed for the season. The first neat place we found was Dalvay By the Sea. Dalvay-by-the-Sea is a National Historic Site of Canada located on the north shore of Prince Edward Island at the eastern end of Prince Edward Island National Park. Then off to a lighthouse, Covehead Harbour Lighthouse....

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Sep 7, 2012 - Charlottetown PE

Timing is everything. There is a month long September celebration of the Fall Flavours Festival throughout the island. Our first stop was at an informatin center. We learned that English is the primary language for the province, that their is a driving culinary trail across the island that focused on fresh local ingredients and Irish music is very popular. We decided to start our touring in Charlottetown. We were told that the local brewery was the place to have a great lunch and it was. What is it with good food and breweries? Toured the...

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Sep 6, 2012 - PEI

Last year we bought a Rand McNally GPS specifically designed for RVers. You input parameters such as your RV height, weight, length and tow vehicle info. You tell it if you want the fastest or a scenic route. The graphics are great and let's you know well in advance with instructions. This is good because you can not backup when you are towing a vehicle. If you have to backup, you must disconnect the car from the motor home. It's a rainy day. Road conditions are not great. I plotted a course on the GPS to PEI, Prince Edward Island with the...

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Aug 31, 2012 - Charlottetown, Stratford, Red Point

Friday, August 31 Morning was spent at the Village of Avonlea with girls, which turned out to be the last day the park is open! The 14 y/o winner of the “Queen of the Furrows” competition, (a local contest judged on ploughing ability, a speech and a step-dancing) was there and did some step-dancing for us at the ‘Fishing Shanty’ at 11 AM. Silver Memories (Stratford, PE) was the next stop, where Chuck dropped off Kristy and Matt to try their hands at creating silver jewelery, and then proceeded with Steve, Becca and Eden to COWS Ice Cream...

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Aug 30, 2012 - Had a wonderful time in Canada

For the last 6 weeks, we have had a wonderful time traveling along the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, crossing over the Confederation Bridge into Prince Edward Island, and then back to dip into Nova Scotia. I am not going to do a day by day posting. I'll just give you some of the highlights of our trip. We crossed over at the new truck crossing in Calais,ME. I couldn't believe how easy it was to cross over into Canada. The broder guards asked us for our license plate number, asked how long we expected to stay in Canada, asked us where we...

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Aug 14, 2012 - Touring Prince Edward Island

Our ignorance--or lack of geographical knowledge--showed up big time today. We thought we would run over to Prince Edward Island, spend the day, see everything, and be done! Oh no, one would need at least three days to tour speedily around the island. There are three distinct sections to the island and each section needs a day! We chose to "do" the middle section. We drove east from the Confederation Bridge, which is 8 miles long and links New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island. Prior to the building of the bridge the only travel connection...

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