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Aug 29, 2007 - Charlottetown

Had planned to get up early but neither of us slept well for some reason. So, instead of getting an early start for Charlottetown and the Eastern section of PEI, we didn't leave until after 10:00. Then, the GPS didn't work so I had to use good ole map reading skills - what a tragedy! I had already mapped the route using the software and so, we didn't get lost. Found a Wal-mart, parked the rig and drove the truck into Charlottetown, the capitol of PEI. What a lovely town! Reminded me of Doylestown or Newtown but with a population of about...

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Aug 22, 2007 - Prince Edward Island

For those of you who know it, picture the east end of Long Island back in the 50's --potato farms, dairy farms, country roads, clap board houses, surrounded by water, sandy beaches, cliffs and dunes. It's over 100 miles long and ten miles wide. The only difference is that here the sand, soil and rocks are all red. Our campsite is right on a salt water river, in the middle of two potato farms. After six weeks of touring we are taking it easy. We play golf twice, go fishing (caught mackeral, no cod) and enjoy the scenery. Five days and it...

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Aug 13, 2007 - Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.)

7/6/07 to 7/13/07 (Monday - Monday) The drive across New Brunswick was beautiful! Miles and miles of rolling green hillsides and lots of trees, mixed evergreen and deciduous - undoubtedly a sight to behold in the fall. Crossing the new (1997) Confederation Bridge onto Prince Edward Island was quite an experience - it is very high and the view is fantastic. This Titanium rally was being held at Vacation Land RV Park in Brackley Beach. Although the rally was not to begin until the 7th, at least half those attending were there by the sixth....

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Aug 5, 2007 - North Cape to Charlottetown, PEI

Today we continued to explore the south west coast of the island. We followed the winding roads allong the coast making plenty of stops to take in the scenery. One of the "must see" stops was Masions De Bouteilles (The Bottle Houses). According to the guide it was featured in "Ripley's Believe It Or Not!" and "1000 Places To See Before You Die". With a buildup like that it must be really something! Well... It is "ok" but we could have driven by it and not really missed much. The Masions" are small buildings constructed of old glass bottles....

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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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