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Sep 24, 2015 - Cornwall, Prince Edward Island

Days 91-95 (September 18th-22nd) Cornwall, Prince Edward Island (PEI) We moved from Baddeck, Nova Scotia to Cornwall, PEI with an overnight September 17th at Glenhome, Nova Scotia; we also stopped for fuel and shopping in Truro, Nova Scotia before we arrived in Glenhome (301 miles). The weather was good and there were no special events. As the name indicates, Prince Edward Island is separated from the mainland by a large body of water and there are only two routes to get there by automobile: a ferry from Nova Scotia (which we had to use...

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Jul 9, 2013 - Cornwall, PEI, Canada

Prince Edward Island is a beautiful, colorful place to visit. Their economy is based on both agriculture(mainly potatoes) and aquaculture (lobster, scallops, mussels). We ate lunch at a buffet that offered all of the above and desserts and salads galore. We took a bus trip around the island and got to dip our toes in the water at Cavendish Beach which has the red sandstone shoreline. We went into Charlottetown to visit Province House where the governing body meets and has met since 1847. We were entertained at the Anne of Green Gables...

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Jul 7, 2013 - Cornwall, Prince Edward Island

We left the campground at 9 AM. Janet and Lowell aren't going any further with us. Her back is really hurting her and she wants to get to her doctor. We went over and said a quick good-by before we headed out. We crossed over the Confederation 7 Mile Bridge and onto Prince Edward Island at 1:15 PM. As we crossed the bridge, Buz, being a military airplane pilot, told the tradition of being immersed in water before you became a pilot and after you flew your last flight. He then thanked the Wagonmaster and the Tail-ender for leading all of us...

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Aug 24, 2012 - Cornwall, PEI

Day Sixty Five – Aug 24 Cornwall 99k Breakfast was over at 7am today. We were going to PEI and arrangements had been made to ferry us across the Confederation Bridge. If you missed the arrangements then you would have to do the regular way: phone for a lift and wait it out. I wasn’t really worried about making that arranged transportation. I did get away at 7am and got to the information centre at 8am. There were about eight or nine riders in front of me. Each of us would go to the base of the bridge to photo what we could see of the...

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Aug 26, 2011 - Murray Beach Provincial Park to Cornwall PEI

August 26 - Day 64 – Murray Beach Provincial Park to Cornwall PEI (so we are now in province #8, only 2 to go!) K’s 72 Time 3h 10m Average speed: 22.64k/H T to d 6965 After the rains of last night the morning came nicely and made for good riding. Terri had her last duty for cooking so we left camp a bit late for the 16 k ride to the Confederation Bridge. As they don’t let you walk or cycle this bridge we had to wait a bit for the shuttle to take us and the bikes on to the Island. Once there we stopped for some of the famous “Cows” ice...

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Jul 4, 2011 - Cornwall, PEI, Canada

We spent the last 3 days on Prince Edward Island. We arrived by the 7 mile Confederation Bridge. There were live web cams and my sister, Linda, and our daughter, Dusty, watched as we crossed. Today when we left, cousins Millie and Cy watched and snapped the photos that I posted. PEI is a beautiful place with lots of wildflowers. The author, L.M. Montgomery, who wrote "Anne of Green Gables" lived here and used the area as inspiration for her books. We went to see the play based on the book and it was a show that could have been on Broadway....

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Aug 8, 2010 - Points East Coastal Drive

After a day of laying around the trailer we were up early and for a change we went out for breakfast, bacon and eggs instead of cereal! Hunger pangs quenched we bypassed Charlottetown and it's traffic and headed out on the Points East Coastal Drive, about the only part of PEI we hadn't seen yet. Our first stop was the Point Prim Lighthouse, PEI's oldest lighthouse, built in 1846. From there we headed down to Wood Island and were fortunate enough to be there when the ferry from Nova Scotia landed. The MV Holiday Island we watched dock...

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Aug 6, 2010 - Red Sands Shore

Today after morning coffee we headed off through the back-roads of PEI working our way west to Summerside. The back-roads of PEI are a motorcyclist's dream, they wander up, down, and around the farm country. As you would expect the majority of the crops are potato's, with oats and corn making up the balance. One thing that both Marilyn and I commented on is the neatest of this province, from farm yards to suburban yards, nothing seems to be over grown or out of place. Once we got to Summerside we headed south on the Red Sands Shore section...

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Aug 5, 2010 - Charlottetown & Cavendish

Last couple of days have been spent touring the sites of Charlottetown and the north side of Prince Edward Island, or as it is known, the Green Gables area. We checked out Federation Hall, where the initial meetings for Canada's Confederation took place and the historic section of Charlottetown. The only downfall was the traffic, we were in a jam heading into town early and another one heading out later in the day. Today we headed to the north side and did the Green Gables section and drove the Gulf Shores Parkway of PEI National Park....

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Aug 3, 2010 - .Confederation Bridge

No early start needed today as it was just over a 2 hour drive to our next stop at the Cornwall/Charlottetown KOA on Prince Edward Island. Confederation Bridge, which joins PEI to the mainland is 12.9 KMs (8 miles) long and opened to traffic in the spring of 1997, cost one billion dollars to build and took just over 4 years to complete. I can just imagine Dick's gears turning; " If they can build a damn bridge to PEI why in hell not one to Vancouver Island?!?!?", and I substituted a milder version of expletives!! At the PEI end of the...

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Aug 24, 2008 - 65 Cornwall PEI

Today we had a short ride (scheduled to be 86km), but had to take the bicycle/pedestrian shuttle across the Confederation Bridge to PEI so timing was somewhat beyond our control. The shuttle can only take 9 people at a time. Once on PEI we had gently rolling terrain with bright sunshine and views of the sea. Although there were optional side trips to Anne of Green Gables and Charlottetown I chose to head toward camp looking for a lobster dinner for lunch. I eventually found a restaurant that served lobster just 6km or so past camp; my...

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