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Jul 26, 2015 - Red Sand PEI

So today the 2nd leg of our East Coast Adventure began as we moved on to the Red Sands of PEI. The Confederation Bridge is something else and quite an experience, however I think it's safe to say that all of these adventures are more interesting when you're behind the wheel of something 12' tall and 36' long. It's getting pretty comfortable behind the wheel until a new variable is thrown in, like the narrow lanes and no shoulders of some the "hi-ways" in PEI. It's been a great start today with a stop at the famous Bottle Houses of PEI, a...

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Aug 6, 2011 - Day 26: PEI – The North Cape Coastal Drive

Today more than made up for yesterday! We left this morning a little after 10 and headed to the Acadian Museum. I have read a little about the Acadians but this museum really gave us a lot more information. They remind me somewhat of the Huguenots. I didn’t know that after the deportation many Acadians resettled in Louisiana where we know them as Cajuns! From there we continued a few miles down the coast to the Bottle Houses. I was not prepared for what we saw. The buildings – 6-gabled house, chapel, and tavern – were amazing. But the...

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Jul 15, 2011 - Traveling to North Cape (West Side of PEI)

Today we finished our two days traveling around the western end of PEI. The scenic roads were not what we expected, you traveled through the farming country and occasionally we had glimpses of the coastline. The scenery was beautiful; however, we would have like to have been closer to the coast. We stopped in Abram Village, an Acadian village, where we ate Pate Acadian, a meat pie with chicken and pork with molasses, and Fricot, a chicken stew. Both were very delicious. We enjoyed another bottle of PEI only beer, Gahan, a red ale. We...

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Jul 7, 2009 - North Cape, Prince Edward Island

After visiting Charlottetown, we moved further west on Prince Edward Island. Our RV site overlooked Malpeque Bay, home of the Malpeque oyster, the sweetest oyster I ever tasted. While we were there, we took many drives around the island. We noticed that every home is very well kept, with lovely gardens and meticulously maintained houses, regardless of how modest the house. Besides that, there are breathtaking views of the ocean and impossibly green fields and foliage. One day, we drove to North Cape, the far northwest point of P.E.I. There...

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Jul 1, 2009 - Lighthouse Route to North Cape, PEI

July 1st, Canada Day, started on a bad note, DIRT ROADS, the GPS has been crazy lately. Ronnie washed the mh just last night, he‘s really picky about a clean mh. We drove east to see the Seacow Head lighthouse on Baie Bedeque Bay. The lighthouse was on a dirt road, we should have known better... Ronnie had to back the mh back down the road, to get out, more than a mile, but we made it. Taking the Lighthouse Route, we drove to West Point. The lighthouse, on Egmont Bay, built in 1875, is a museum, a country inn and has a restaurant. We drove...

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Sep 10, 2008 - Day 100 to Day 101

Day 100, Sept 8, Today’s Plan; Move to Mill River Park. Wow. Day 100. The day is cloudy and dull when we rise. By the time we are breaking camp a fine rain starts to fall. Some call it a Scotch Mist, others, a dry rain. Whatever, it’s damp. We leave and follow our planned route through the country side. By late morning the sun is peaking through at times. The roads are good and within a couple of hours we arrive at our destination. Only we don’t know it. The signs on the road are not the same as the names on the map. The Mill River...

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Jul 24, 2008 - Harvesting the wind

“The answer my friend, is blowin’ in the wind” - Bob Dylan - Thursday, July 24 We woke to a grand view across the Northumberland Straight. Despite bright sun and a clear, blue sky, New Brunswick was socked in with a heavy layer of fog. We enjoyed the view for a while, then got on the road and headed north around the west end of Prince Edward Island. The drive was relaxing. There were no spectacular scenes to photograph or describe, just easy rolling hills on the inland side of the road, and barren bluffs gently sloping to low cliffs on the...

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Aug 13, 2004 - Lady Slipper Drive

The last drive on the island known as the Lady Slipper Drive follows the coastline in the western part of the island, with its red sandstone cliffs, silvery sands and lush green meadows, passing through peaceful farmland growing mostly potatoes. At the very tip of the western coastline there is West point where there are eight giant windmills that generate electricity for PEI and is also a research station test new generation wind mills. This area was our final stop on the island. We had certainly enjoyed our time on this picturesque island.

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