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Aug 6, 2010 - Catch Up from PEI

Despite the rant the other day about Canadian prices, it’s a great place. PEI is kind of like Delaware without the traffic, a mix of small city, shore (I hesitate to say beach), and farming. Charlottetown is the provincial capital and the largest city. They’re slowly converting the waterfront area from industrial use to entertainment, shopping, and eating. We stayed at a campground about 15 miles north of town on the Gulf of St. Lawrence. It’s nice but a little crowded and it had internet access only when it wasn’t raining. Since it rained...

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Aug 2, 2010 - Canadian Prices

We finally got the windshield replaced on Winnie on Monday. It was cracked all the way across. While we waited, we did the laundry down the street. I can’t believe it cost nearly $15 (Canadian) to do 2 loads. According to the woman at the Laundromat, they use LPG for the dryers because electricity is so expensive. The washers were $5 per load and the dryers cost $0.25 for 2 minutes! I can’t believe how expensive it is to visit (live?) in Canada. Gas has ranged from $0.96 to $1.13 per liter ($3.63 to $4.27/gallon), but the price can only be...

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Jul 8, 2010 - PEI

3 Jul Tyne Valley Across the Confederation Bridge. Stop at sovie store and across the back roads of the island and endless potato fields we go. Anne of Green Gables Red Dirt and end up at friends place for a few days of talking bike riding beer and steaks. Early nite for sure 4 Jul Summerside to visit with more old friends, Timmie's and cruising the island on the bike. Malpeque oysters on the half shell, seafood chowder and Greek salad. Another great Maritime day except for the MOSQUITOES which drive all a little crazy. NOTE to all Timmies...

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Jun 28, 2010 - Prince Edward Island (PEI), Oyster Bed Bridge

We awoke Friday morning to a brilliant, clear blue sky with a forecast for the best day of the weekend. Our decision was to follow the north shore of central PEI seeing the National Park beaches and lands. We did geocaching, walking on the beaches and exploring most of the day. Brackley Beach, which is very close to our campground, with its sand dunes is our favorite. We also traveled further west towards Cavendish. Linda toured the Anne of Green Gables and Brook Hollow while Jim took a rest/break in the afternoon. Jim treated us to a...

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Jun 25, 2010 - SEALS AND PEI (Prince Edward Island)

NEW BRUNSWICK TO PEI OVER CONFEDERATION BRIDGE: Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island is a VERY long bridge and we feel as if we are going into a rather unique place—and it is. It’s a province all by itself, although with only about 150,000 inhabitants, the population is only about as large as a good-sized city. We are surprised to see the “red dirt” shirts (like we had seen in Hawaii) until we find the red sands of the central coast drive. We drive about four hours to get to our campground, but are delighted to look right over the...

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Oct 6, 2009 - Charlottetown

Charlottetown is on the menu for the day....our first stop is the Beaconsfield Historic House, built in 1877 for shipbuilder James Peake & his wife, Edith. Built by John Lewis, Beaconsfield was equipped with all the latest conveniences including gas lighting, running water and a form of central heating. It was one of Charlottetown's finest homes, with 25 rooms, eight fireplaces and imported chandeliers. Later used as a ladies & nurses residence, it has been beautifully redecorated in Victorian elegance, with many of the enduring and lovely...

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Sep 27, 2009 - Forced Relaxation on PEI

The longest bridge in the world over freezing water spans the 13 km gap between New Brunswick and Canada’s smallest province- Prince Edward Island. This small chunk of flat red rock looks the picture of rural England with country roads crisscrossing potato farms and other agriculture. I have no idea what the locals spend their time doing (apart from eating seafood and potatoes) they must have the lowest blood pressure ever- it was a very relaxed island. We spent our time visiting the many beaches and lighthouses on this island. One evening...

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Sep 24, 2009 - From PEI to Nova Scotia and ...

We awoke to rain the next morning, so after a quick breakfast we drove across Charlottetown. We stopped at their hospital so I could get my almost-monthly bloodwork done, and then drove down to Wood Islands to catch the ferry to Pictou, NS. Now that is a small, cramped, old little ferry - be grateful for what we have in BC! Because there were tour buses on board, and you weren't allowed to stay on the vehicle deck, there weren't anywhere near enough seats for everyone, so Malcolm and I stood up looking at tourist brochures between going out...

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Sep 22, 2009 - Charlottetown, NorthEast, & to Cavendish

We started off this morning finally finding a truck repair shop that could give Mr. Sunseeker an oil change, and then we headed off to the north east tip of the island. There the East Point lighthouse was open for tours, so we climbed up it and saw for miles down the beaches. While we were there the ferry for the Iles-de-Madeline (sp?) went past - they are islands up towards Newfoundland - the ferry leaves from PEI. We then wandered our way over to the PEI National Park area on the north coast of the central portion of the island. The red...

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Sep 9, 2009 - Charlottetown, PEI (Day 2) - Touring Northeast PEI

(Ron Writing) We drove around the northeast side of PEI along the “Points East Coastal Drive". Our first main stop was in St. Peters, a small town at the eastern tip of St. Peters Bay. The Bay is, for several reasons, an ideal location for raising mussels. We saw mussel farms a few places in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and here in Prince Edward Island but had never run across a visitor center or other explanation that described in any detail how the mussels were cultivated. Today we saw a Mussel Interpretive Center in St. Peters and we...

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Sep 8, 2009 - Charlottetown, PEI - Green Gables

(Ron Writing) It was very windy all night and we had some rain this morning but luckily my temporary fix that covers our roof vent held in place. There are three RV dealers on this island. I called two of the three this morning but neither of them had the replacement part for the vent. We plan to try the third dealer tomorrow. Today we toured the north central part of the island. We drove along most of the “Central Coastal Drive” following highways 2, 104, 20, and 6. This is probably the most beautiful part of this island. I can’t remember...

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Sep 6, 2009 - Oyster Bay, PEI

The city names like Miramachi, Bouctouche and Richibucto have a weird and wonderful ring to them. At a site just outside Miramachi, we had a lakeside view of the Gulf of the St. Lawrence with great sunrises and the splendid reflections of a clear moon also lighting up the evening skies. It was time for Dale to upgrade his phone and for me to get a new one again. I have found several times that I felt insecure not having a phone in case I have troubles. So we dropped into the local, Telus store in Miramici. After an hour or more chatting...

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