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Sep 17, 2010 - Friday Charlottetown, PEI

It rained almost all night last night. There was a steady downpour this morning with no sign of letting up. We’re moving from one part of the island to another part today (don’t ask me, Bob has some grand design for this move) but it’s only a 45 minute drive, so Barb magnanimously volunteered to drive the car. That way we don’t have to hook up and then unhook the car in the rain. Plus it makes the drive to Charlottetown easier for Bob when he’s only driving the RV and not towing the car. The new campground is almost empty – less than a...

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The Trip of 2010

Sep 13, 2010 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Sunday September 12th – Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island We toured all day. There are 3 sections to the island. The area we saw was many beautiful, evenly partitioned farms. They are settled between hills, not huge farms but adequate. Each farm is surrounded by beautiful huge green lawns on their property. The soil is very fertile & the crops are very healthy. They have dozens of golf courses on the island with beautiful homes around them. There are lots of cows on the island. They have several dairies. This is where Cow’s Creamery (ice...

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Sep 7, 2010 - Life on PEI

We have taken some time to enjoy this island and enjoy the late summer heatwave. We moved to different campsites around the island and took a few days in each area to take in the sights before returning to Charlottetown to spend the last few days before moving on. The hot weather was brought to an end by the arrival of Hurricane Earl which swept up from the Caribbean wreaking havoc in its path. It made for a pretty rough 24 hours but we survived a restless night without damage. Take a look at the collection of pics. We will leave here...

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Aug 28, 2010 - The Heavens Open

Our wonderful weather was rudely interrupted by an almighty downpour this afternoon. The forecast was for rain in the morning gradually clearing but by noon it hadn’t come to much. We were even contemplating a trip out and then the real heavy stuff arrived. And boy, did it rain! Our decision to set up in the bottom corner of the field proved to be a bad one cos there was so much water it just didn’t have anywhere to go and ended up pooling right where we were parked! Jo was in full panic mode as the water rose around us but when it...

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Aug 27, 2010 - The Confederation Bridge

There are 2 ways on and off the island. The ferry we arrived on or this bridge. It spans 8 miles from here across to the mainland of New Brunswick at heights between 5 and 60 metres above the sea which freezes in the winter. Funny thing is that which ever way you arrive or leave, you only pay to leave. So the ferry crossing is free but we will have to pay around 30 pounds to leave.

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Aug 26, 2010 - Prince Edward Island

Greetings, We are now on Prince Edward Island ( PEI ). There are two ways to arrive here- a 75 min. ferry from Nova Scotia or a 10 minute drive across the expansive Confederation Bridge from New Brunswick. We floated to PEI and we will be exiting on the Bridge. PEI is about 280 kms tip to tip and is divided into three coastal touring sections - North Cape, Central, and Point East. There are ninety beaches , abundance of golf courses , and lots of seafood restaurants. The terrain is small rolling lush green fields with numerous farms...

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Aug 26, 2010 - Prince Edward Island

PRINCE EDWARD ISLANDotherwise referred to as PEI. This is another province of Canada north of Nova Scotia. It is accessible by ferry and now by the Confederation Bridge. When Bill and I were in Nova Scotia 15 years ago there was no bridge and the ferry was very expensive. This time we went over on the ferry (you don’t pay to go over – only to come back) and came back on the bridge which is much more affordable. PEI is primarily an agricultural province growing potatoes as their cash crop. Fishing, of course, is still another of their...

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Aug 26, 2010 - Charlottetown. PEI

Charlottetown had a real nice feel to it. We were there on a cruise ship day so there was more people than usual milling around but even when we returned in the evening the restaurants and bars were thriving. What obviously helped was the freakishly warm weather we continue to enjoy so the open air dining venues were all doing well and the streets and avenues were alive with the sound of live music. We strolled along the riverside boardwalk and watched the sunset from Victoria Park. Poor Poppy was pretty worn out but we all enjoyed the town...

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Aug 25, 2010 - Prince Edward Island

Today we took the ferry across to Prince Edward Island from Nova Scotia. Perfect weather for the crossing which took 75 minutes. We spotted some pilot whales and there was even entertainment provided on the ferry by way of a local folk singer. So a relaxing way to provide our introduction to the island. The first thing that strikes you as you approach is the dark red colour of the sand and soil, pretty much like Torbay. Once disembarked we had a very pleasant drive along the scenic byway to our campsite in Cornwall, on the outskirts of the...

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Aug 15, 2010 - Some time off and more sightseeing on PEI

My parents and most others on the tour left on Tuesday morning and those of us left arranged a group dinner at a lobster house in New Glasgow. We had a great time gorging ourselves on all you can eat mussels, salad, clam chowder, desserts and each person had to order an entree - we ordered scallops. On Wednesday more people left and on Thursday the others left. We still weren’t ready to go yet - recovering from 33 days without a real break. We explored more of Charlottetown and the island seeing the beaches on the south side and the great...

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Aug 13, 2010 - Confederation

Today we headed for the largest centre on PEI. Once we arrived we headed tp the compact downtown. The city has a population of approx 125,000. Therefore, all the major sights and locations can be found via walking proximity. The city is known for 1 major event. The site of confederation negotiations. In 1864 the fathers of confederation met to discuss the possibility of forming a unified country. The delegates met,wined and dined for a week. Nothing was signed, but they agreed to meet further. And today we have the country we live in. We...

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Aug 7, 2010 - Ferry to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Ferry to Prince Edward Island (PEI). We were to go to the ferry terminal as a group, but we went early. After asking the Tracks leaders where in the campground we are to line up 6 times last night and never getting an answer, we drove to the ferry terminal and they told us which lanes they want us to use. So, this morning we (along with my parents) drove to the terminal. The leaders were a little upset - they wanted to convoy to the terminal, but they got over it fairly quickly. The ferry was short - only 1hr 15min.

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