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Sep 10, 2005 - Kira from PEI

Hey it's Kira from PEI, Yesterday after leaving New Brunswick we came across the big Confederation Bridge across the Northumberland Strait to get to PEI. All through the day we drove so I will go onto today. Today we went to see Anne of Green Gables. It was so neat. For the last two weeks I have been reading Anne of Green Gables. It is really good! We got to see the barn and the house and walk down Lovers Lane and the Haunted Wood trails (You will understand if you have read the books)! We also learned about L.M. Montgomery and where she...

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Aug 29, 2005 - Murray Beach to Cornwall, PEI - 81 km

We were up early to prepare our last galley meal of the trip. Tent down, it was off to prepare brekkie. Toad in the hole was on the menu this morning. I used to make this breakfast when I was at Girl Guide camp in the summers. Making it for one is MUCH easier than making it for 34. We formed somewhat of an assembly line...I was cutting the holes in the bread and TS and Earl were buttering it. Once the cooking started, it was Nathan and I manning the frying pans, Dawn was cracking eggs into the holes, and Earl was serving the gang and TS was...

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Aug 10, 2005 - Louisburg, Nova Scotia and Our Voyage to Cavendish, PEI

We got almost no sleep on the ferry. You are not allowed to sleep on the floor, which is understandable in a place where people are sometimes seasick. The seats were not especially uncomfortable, at least for the first hour. By the fourth or fifth hour, though... We unloaded in the dark in North Sydney. Our plan was to drive to the 18th Century fortress at Louisbourg, about an hour away. Upon arriving, we found it did not open for several hours, so we set up the tent in a grassy patch near the water and caught a bit of sleep. It turned out...

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Jul 28, 2005 - Charlottetown...a week-long layover

The week in Charlottetown was the first long stay since leaving New York and the reunion. It was a good chance to become familiar with a town and its surroundings. PEI, famous for red earth and potatoes had lots more to offer. Tourist season was at full tilt; red double deck busses and excursion boats were loaded. Both marinas in town held forth with evening dock parties that seemed to compete in decibels and lateness. It was a great chance for us to re-provision and take care of some of the boat maintenance. Returning from the grocery...

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Jul 25, 2005 - Prince Edward Island

Our original plans were not to go to PEI - but we were almost on top of the Confederation Bridge so thought "why not?" This is the joy of being on the road - you can change plans in the blink of an eye. At 14 Km long it is one of the longest bridges in the world. Half way across you can begin to see the shore of PEI and the almost terra cotta coloured soil. We started out on the south shore of PEI at Linkletter Provincial Park. Our campsite was huge, right on the water with the red sandy beach, red water, red soil roadways and a view of the...

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Trip Journal

Across Canada - 2005

Jul 25, 2005 - New Brunswick and PEI...the Scots

Underway Monday, 25 July was at high slack tide and as soon as we cleared the lift bridge, we were off down the "gully". This is a trough of mud embankments and swift currents. Mercifully, we had the depth and the current was manageable. The wind picked up a bit as we crossed Miramichi Bay so we decided to anchor first off Portage Island. That spot wasn't well protected so we pulled up the anchor in a good rain storm and scooted further in to Bay du Vin. On arrival, we were hailed by a couple of cruising friends and invited to dinner. These...

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Jul 24, 2005 - Charlottetown Area

July 24, 2005 (Sunday) We moved to a campground just down the road at Brackley Beach. Our site was near the water and gave us a great view from the RV. We drove to Charlottetown for tourist stuff, including a tour of the area by a London style double-decker bus. We returned to the Bus just in time to have dinner before going to a local Ceilidh (pronounced Kay-Lee). A Ceilidh is Scottish for a partying get together (generally with fiddle-playing, singing and dancing). We were fortunate enough to hear Cynthia MacLeod on the fiddle and special...

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Jul 30, 2004 - Charlottetown

We spent the first few days on the island around Charlottetown. Charlottetown is the smallest of all the Canadian provincial capitals. It is a quiet old country town with pretty Colonial and Victorian buildings.The harbour has been restored and tells the tale of the Conference for Confederation held in the city in 1864, which marked the beginning of Canada as a state.

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Jul 29, 2004 - Prince Edward Island History & Geology

The Island nestles in the Gulf of St Lawrence, separated from the mainland by the Northumberland Strait. It stretches 139 miles and is from 4 miles to 40 miles across. The coastline is broken up by a mass of bays and inlets, and its highest point is 492ft, is in Queen Country. Prince Edward Island is very young in geological terms. Is sandstone was formed by sediment deposited about 250-300 million years ago. The oldest sediments were found in the Miminegash region and the striking redness of the soil is due to the high iron oxide...

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Jul 27, 2004 - Confederation Bridge

We had made our way through News Brunswick to cross over to Prince Edward Island. To cross to the island we used the Conferedation Bridge. Under the terms of PEI entry into the Confederation in 1873, the Government of Canada was obligated to provide continuous year-round transportation for people, goods and services between PEI and the mainland. From early settlement throughout the 1800’s the ice boat was the only reliable means of transportation to and from the mainland during winter. In later years to visit PEI one had the adventure of a...

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