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Jul 6, 2018 - A View of the Confederation Bridge

There were strong wind gusts last night. They continued this morning, and rain was forecasted. We wanted to drive to the southern shore to view the Confederation Bridge. When we approached it earlier this week there was no view of it. Because of the gusty wind, we pulled in the slides before we left for the day. We visited the Linkletter Provincial Park. It was a park I had considered for our stay. The waters of Bedeque Bay of the Northumberland Strait had white caps that looked like snow. Heavy downpours and lightning occurred a short...

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Jul 5, 2018 - PEI National Park

Today was an absolutely beautiful day! We are expecting rain tomorrow so today was devoted to outdoor activity. The PEI NP on the coastal drive is divided into two sections because the Rustico Bay falls between them. We rode parts of the bike trails in both sections. The Gulf Shore Way West trail provided views of the red stone cliffs. The Gulf Shore Way East trail gave views of beautiful sand dunes and salt marshes. “An American fleet from the ports of Portland, Boston and Gloucester would come each summer to fish for herring and mackerel...

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Jul 4, 2018 - Anne of Green Gables - The Musical

Happy July 4th!!! “Longest running annual musical theatre production’— GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Now in its Guinness Record-setting 54th season, the original Anne musical is a Canadian classic in every sense of the word. Based on L.M. Montgomery’s beloved novel, the musical adaptation of the story of an imaginative red-haired orphan searching for belonging is guaranteed to tug at heartstrings and tickle funny bones.” Charlottetown is about 50 miles east of Cabot Beach. Charlottetown is the capital of PEI. We loved the performance. After a...

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Jul 3, 2018 - Travel to Prince Edward Island

We had a beautiful morning for departure preparations. We were on the road by 10:30. A neighbor struck up a conversation with Roland that delayed us a bit. He had good suggestions for PEI. We used the Confederation Bridge to access PEI. It’s a toll bridge that collects payment when you leave. The drive across the bridge was breathtaking with a view of nothing but the Northumberland Strait. The bridge is about 8 miles long. We’re anxious to see it from afar. It was an easy route to Cabot Beach Provincial Park on the northern shore of PEI....

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Jun 25, 2018 - Malpeque Bay,PEI

June 20th For such a small island we didn’t cover much ground today. We started the North Cape Costal Drive which took us to the northwest corner of this tiny island. We stopped at the Great Canadian Potato Museum as much because we were told they have a café that makes the best French fries and sure enough they do. Anything potato was sold there including potato fudge and potato chip covered peanuts. Sounds strange but they tasted good and so were the fries and potato skins we had. Anything you ever wanted to know about potatoes and where...

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Jun 25, 2018 - Cabot Beach PEI

June 21st Summer Solstice We were fortunate to have the sun all day for the longest day of the year. We meandered along back roads starting with a stop at a local bakery where we picked up some butter tarts and coffee. I chose to eat mine right away but Bill decided to save his for later and left it on the dash of the van covered in maps while we visited a local Woollen Mill that has been operating on PEI since 1873? We spent a good hour there watching the operation of the mill from natural wool fiber through to finished coloured balls of...

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Aug 12, 2017 - West Point to Malpeque

I don’t believe it! Nearly every campsite I’ve stayed at in Canada comes complete with a picnic table & fire-ring so people expect to have a campfire. Yesterday when I arrived at West Point there was a notice saying that campfires were banned because it’s been so dry. My friendly neighbour told me they haven’t been allowed to have a fire for the last 3 weeks. So, guess what? This morning it started to rain & it hasn’t let up all day. I’ve got a fantastic site here at Malpeque, right on the edge of the cliffs overlooking Hog Island & the...

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Sep 26, 2014 - back to PEI

We left Louisbourg on Tuesday morning and decided to head back to Prince Edward Island. Debi still hadn't had enough Malpeque oysters or halibut. On the way we decided to save some driving time and take the ferry. We had already driven for 6 hours. We pull up to the ferry at 2:30--the ferry leaves at 3 and takes about an hour to get there--and it is FREE. Life is wonderful. I bought a picture of a house taken from a lighthouse for Debs birthday and she new it was taken on PEI. The lady at the information booth at the ferry recognized it and...

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Sep 8, 2014 - PEI

Left for PEI without seeing the Fundy Trail because of fog and rain. Disappointing but the right decision to head to PEI where it was sunny, but very, very windy. The campground was great with 2 beaches and treed sites. The internet, however, has been very problematic and sketchy at best. PEI has lots of potato farms and cows. And the farms are HUGE. Cooked some great Halibut and ate some Malpeque Oysters last night at the campsite. Off to Joggins Fossil Cliffs and Nova Scotia today. The weather has been great--hope it continues.

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