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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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Aug 5, 2009 - Lucy Maude Montgomery

It's not possible to be in PEI without at least being aware of "Anne of Green Gables". Though I'm not really a fan, we did take a drive today to the house where LMM spent time as a child and young adult. It was the house of her aunt, and they have done a beautiful job of restoring it, and turning it in to a museum. Very interesting 150 year old farmhouse. The furnishings are just as they were in the early 1900's, when LMM was married in the parlour. Apparently, many people rent it to be married. There are at least two other places which are...

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Aug 4, 2009 - Charlottetown PEI

It was interesting to note that the colony where the first Confederation Conference was held was one of the two least interested in Confederation. The other was Newfoundland. After all the politics was done, some of the colonial governments changed, and the British Parliament was approached, the deed was done. It was also interesting that the original intent of the conference was to discuss union of the maritime colonies. East and West Canada (Upper and Lower Canada, Ontario and Quebec), hijacked the converence and expanded it's adgenda....

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Jul 31, 2009 - Visiting Eastern PEI

Another fine day in PEI with early morning temperature of 70 degrees reaching mid 80’s with sunshine during the afternoon. Today we did a scenic drive along the coast east of Charlottetown. We made a stop in Georgetown on the east coast of PEI and started our daily walk but the hoards of mosquitoes quickly turned the walk into a run back to the truck. Since we did not see anything else to do in this small harbor town, we turned north to St. Peter along the northern coast. Due to the small area of the island, you can quickly tour three...

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Jul 30, 2009 - Charlottetown PEI

The KOA in Cavendish has been filled during our stay and there seem to be thousands of small children but overall it has been a satisfactory experience and much better than our previous visit to a KOA. There was a noticeable lack of noise and the WIFI worked reasonably well although not good enough to upload photographs with any speed. Since we only moved about 35 miles today, our departure was very leisurely with our departure coming at 10:00 AM well after breakfast, our daily walk and a trip to Tim Horton’s for mid morning coffee. In...

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Jul 29, 2009 - Charlottetown, PEI

Charlottetown was one of our major destinations from the beginning when we were planning this trip. The run from Summerside was delightful. At 0530, John and a local boater climbed the stairs to the top of the marina office to see that the weather was not good - high winds. However,the forcast was for the winds to reduceby noon. So, Sue made a delightful breakfast for everyone and afterwards Doug went to check out car rentals from Summerside. No luck. The winds did subside around noon and Doug said, let's go, and we were ready in a few...

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