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Sep 29, 2006 - Nova Scotia to PEI

We arrived back in Halifax last Saturday and drove directly back to Sheet Harbour to pick up the trailer and get a wash done. The next morning was eventful after taking the wrong road north towards Antigonish.... two roads running virtually parallel - one marked 847 and the other 848. The trouble is 847 is not suitable for a truck and fifth wheel - two bridges looked like they were ready to collapse... and probably did after we went over. We missed the 12:45 pm ferry to PEI by about 4 minutes but had a nice lunch and rest. The ferry ride is...

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Sep 19, 2006 - 9-15-06

9-15-06 Once again we began with a late start toward Prince Edward Island (PEI), but with a four and a half hour drive before us, it didn't really matter. But this is the 'Jodock's Adventure' and things would soon change. The night before, we experienced difficulty logging onto the internet. Some sites would not come up, and that frustrated me. In particular we couldn't log on to our banking site that allowed us to pay our VISA bill on line. Paying the bill the conventional way seemed the most prudent action, but we needed envelopes. A...

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Sep 19, 2006 - Sheet Harbour, N.S. to Newfoundland

We toured old Fredericton including an old cathedral. Unfortunately we missed a jazz and blues festival that was happening all that week. On to Halifax / Dartmouth via Moncton and stayed at a nondescript campsite there before moving on to Sheet Harbour the next day. The road was OK but very narrow in spots. We pulled into our friend's (John & Sharon)driveway in Sheet Harbour and who pulled in behind us - Jan & Don - who we were planning to meet up with sometime that week. We enjoyed our time with Jan & Don swapping stories about our...

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Sep 14, 2006 - Prince Edward Island

Off to PEI! What a wonderful drive. Across the Confederation bridge and onto the red shores of Prince Edward Island. The bridge is magnificent on its own but when you put against the backdrop of PEI's spectacular red bluffs it truly is breathtaking. We camped in a central location and did day trips from there. On the first day we drove from New Brunswick and got in early so went exploring. We toured Cavendish and Green Gables before finally retiring to the trailer. For the next two days we drove the coast line and Charlettown.

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Sep 6, 2006 - Prince Edward Island

August 20 - Up and away this morning by 8:00 to move our caravan to Prince Edward Island. The campground is located near Charlottetown, and is a drive of 120 miles or so. All distances here are given in kilometers, so I estimate by multiplying the km by six tenths. It stormed early in the night last night, and was still raining this morning. It rained all the way, so our view of the scenery was limited. The highlight of the trip was crossing the Federation Bridge from New Brunswick to the island. The bridge is nearly nine miles in length,...

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Turney Travels 2007

Sep 1, 2006 - PEI

The road to Anne of Green Gables. The scenery of PEI is certainly as we expected and more. The red soil and farmland to the ocean's edge were postcard perfect. We spent a day in the Cavendish area touring everything that is L.M. Montgomery; a much revered figure on PEI. A tour of the potato museum in O'Leary was also in order as this represents another large part of the rural economy on PEI. The next day took us to Charlottetown where we took in the Founders Hall museum and toured Province house. The presentation on Confederation brought...

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Aug 29, 2006 - Move to Cymbria RV Park north of Charlottetown, PEI

We forgot to mention in our last update that on Saturday night we went to the Louisbourg Playhouse to hear Lyrics & Laughter, was a very good group which played, sang and danced to Cape Breton music. The fiddler was one of the best ones we have ever heard. We moved to the Cymbria RV park which is only about 20 miles north of Charlottetown. Not far, but really close to the National Park. We were going to move to one of the National Park campgrounds, but it had already closed. We are beginning to realize that things close here shortly after...

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Aug 26, 2006 - Louisbourg to Pictou and Ferry to PEI

Drove to Pictou to catch the ferry to Prince Edward Island. Drove north to Charlottetown to Pine Hills RV park. The interesting thing we found about this park was that there are many local families who spend the summer here that only live a few miles away. But they park their trailers here and use the facilities in the summer as if it were a country club. This makes it a little too busy with kids for us, but OK for a couple of days.

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Aug 23, 2006 - Day 52 Charlottetown, PEI

Day 52 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Well, this is our last day of our trip. We have traveled 2,977 miles in our coach plus all the touring around in our car. Tomorrow we will all leave together and probably stay together until we get across the border where we will all go our merry way. It is hard to tell everything we have seen and done in our 52 days. We have been in so many types of surroundings, with a full measure of mountains, ponds, hills winding around and up and down. We finished our day by going into town to the harbor...

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Aug 22, 2006 - Day 51 Charlotetown, PEI

Day 51 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Today everyone was on their own with all of us going to the Wharf for our lobster meal in the evening. Couldn't leave PEI without lobster for which it is well known, and we can attest to the fact that they are good. Some of our people got the Lazy Man's Lobster (already out of the shell) and three of us got the real thing. Went downtown for our dessert of ice cream at "Cows". Several of our group went to Cavandish and visited the home of Anne of Green Gables. Woodleigh Replicas and Gardens which...

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Aug 20, 2006 - Charlottetown PEI

August 20/06 It rained during the night and into the morning, we moved to the Wal Mart in Charlottetown. Then we went to the information center and looked around Peake's Quay and found out that there was a performance tonight by a group called the Knot. They were very good and lots of talent playing an electric mix of Celtic, folk, world, jazz and classical music. August 21/06 Today it is raining very hard so we are having a lazy morning. Rain has stopped so went to the Province House to see the historical reenactment of the first meeting...

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Aug 19, 2006 - PEI National Park

Drove west to St Peters, famous for its mussels, so we bought a 2lb bag for the measly sum of C$3 plus a couple pieces of fresh sole from the local fishmart. Travelled onto a campground within PEI National Park, which protects the red sand beaches of the northern shore of PEI. After setting up camp, we checked out the beach - water was chilly and you had to be careful not to step on the large crabs but good swimming nevertheless. After that we cooked up a seafood feast over the campfire, the mussels for a starter (delicious) and steamed...

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