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Aug 2, 2017 - checkin' out the countryside

Wayne biked into pickleball this morning and found that it was pretty much uphill almost the whole way to town. DOH!!! Once downtown he used the Confederation Trail, built on the abandoned rail line, to scoot across town to the courts. This trail that runs the entire length of PEI is almost flat and avoids the busy downtown area roads. We still intend to bike some of the more scenic sections once Donna heals. A little better showing on the courts today and despite the hot sun and swirling winds - it was a great way to spend the morning....

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Aug 1, 2017 - the serenading barber

Just as an FYI…………Wayne’s brother, Ian and his family, lived in Newfoundland for a few years and he kindly responded to our wonderings about the suspended front doors that grace many, many Newfoundland homes. “Yes, this is called a “mother in law” door. The mother in law comes in through the back door like everyone else but if necessary she leaves through the front door! Also the practice was to leave the front steps off as the house is then “unfinished” and so not subject to certain taxes. I favor the former but suspect it was because of...

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Jul 31, 2017 - smaller version of our Victoria

Another perfect morning with sun streaming in the windows as Wayne headed off to check out Summerside pickleball. It turns out to be a dozen folks who are all pretty good so it made for a great morning of beating the ball around. The local people are very welcoming and my rusty game was soon exposed and they were happy to make me pay for my many mistakes. It was still very nice to be playing outdoors even if I did not represent BC very well. We will see if things improve by Wednesday??? After lunch we decided to cruise down to Victoria...

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Jul 30, 2017 - beach front livin'

We had arranged a beachfront site for the next few days and the folks staying there were gone first thing in the morning so we scooted down and were set up on a huge site with a panoramic beach view by 9AM. Donna announced she was not moving from this location all day and maybe several other days. We are officially taking a break from our touring holiday and enjoying summer. Even Wadoberu wants to work on his tan!! Once set up we were surprised when the folks we met on our fjord cruise on NFLD walked up for a visit. These friendly folks...

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Jul 29, 2017 - hooked up

The morning dawns clear so Wayne goes out for a stroll around the old base, Sleman Park, while Donna does security at the trailer. The base closed over 25 years ago but it seems to be very well cared for with both the rec center and arena still in operation. The hangers have tenants such as John Deere using the buildings and the old kindergarden is a day care. The barracks have been transformed into a hotel and the old base housing is rented out to the public now. The large runways are dotted with private planes and a couple of small jets...

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Jul 28, 2017 - sunny Summerside

Exploring Summerside and the waterfront area was our plan for the day. There is a 6km boardwalk so we parked at one end and strolled into the shopping and visitors info area. The area seems a little rundown with some of the colorful shops at Spinnakers Landing offering the usual tourist wares but it was pretty quiet with not much going on. It didn’t take long to complete our investigation of this area so B&R decide to head back to the Brackley Beach area to have a little beach and cycle time of their own before heading on to New Brunswick....

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Sep 4, 2016 - Acadian Festival

Sunday, September 4, 2016 Today was one of those glorious days that we will always recall with a huge smile. We attended the "L’Exposition agricole et al Festival Acadian de la region Evangeline" – The Acadian Festival at Abrams Village in the Evangeline region of PEI. Our day started with a 6:45 AM wake-up to make it to Cap Egmont Wharf by 9:15 AM. Not sure of exactly where the wharf was located, we followed a string of cars turning left off Rt. 11. Luckily they were the right cars to follow– made it by 9:10! The harbor was decorated with...

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Aug 21, 2013 - Summerside, PE

Happy to see sunshine for our day Wednesday as we enjoyed a great breakfast at the B&B and then headed east though southern New Brunswick. As we reached Moncton, NB, we saw people watching from the bridge over the river, and then hundreds lined up along the shore of the river, so decided we'd better stop and find out what was going on. Found a parking place just in time to see the tide coming up the river, with surfers riding that wave along with a jet skiier Fascinating!! Next came the Confederation Bridge into Prince Edward Island - a...

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Eastern Canada, 2013

Aug 6, 2013 - More of PEI (central coastal area)

August 6-We are going to Summerside, a city of about 14,000 people. We are doing a little shopping. I hope you appreciate the picture of me in the lobster cage because I was not watching what I was doing and ran into a board with my head and it knocked me flat on my back! I was fine – just embarrassed. Be sure to look at the pictures of Marlene and me as Anne of Green Gables – I think we could play the part. After that we went back to the Confederation Bridge area – there are shops and information there but we didn’t stop when we had the RV...

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Jul 9, 2012 - Cavendish Beach visit

Today we woke up at the McLellan's once again. What a wonderful time we have had with this special family. We are having troubles leaving, as are our kids. We would like to stay for 2 more weeks to continue our fellowship. But we need to move on and we reassure our kids there are more adventures to be had. So off we went to meet Oma and Danielle at the Cows factory for a tour and a tasting. The tour was neat, we saw how cheese, butter and ice cream is made. We also found out that there is a Cows store very near to our home, in Niagara on...

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Jul 8, 2012 - Cabot Beach Prince Edward Island

Today we woke up to find that the clouds and rain had moved on. We were looking forward to a day at the beach with Phil and Chantel's family as well as our own. The weather was perfect. It was not too hot and a breeze kept everybody from overheating. We had a big waffle and panini breakfast then changed, sunscreened and organized our 8 kids to hit the beach. We all piled in to the RV and off we went. It was a beautiful 25 minute drive to the beach. PEI is gorgeous! I will post pictures tomorrow once we get home and I can pick up my newly...

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Jul 7, 2012 - Linkletter beach provincial park

Today we woke up to some drizzling rain but it did not hamper us from heading to the beach. The wonderful red sanded beach is only 10 paces away from our camper. So, we donned rain coats and went exploring. The kids found a dead jellyfish that was poked proded, and photographed until it was returned to the ocean. Mom got some great beach pictures. It was a wonderful time despite the weather. After lunch, when required to leave the campsite we headed back to the McLellan home. We had a bbq and the kids all got to know each other some...

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