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Aug 10, 2017 - great way to say good-bye to PEI

Because yesterday’s bike ride had been such a success we decided to try a different section of the trail today. After packing up the trailer (and putting all those handy wood blocks away!) we drove to Mount Stewart and got the bikes out of the truck bed. Donna was doing the flying hands dance as the mosquitoes, all of a sudden, were ferocious!!! As quickly as we could we loaded up and headed off down the trail. Unfortunately this section of the trail follows a slow moving (read swamp!) body of water so the mosquitoes were having a feast on...

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Jul 21, 2017 - Ride to Conquer Cancer

This is a deviation from our normal blog entry so please indulge us this change. On August 26 and 27 Erin, Ryan, Dallyn, Kate and Dave (Kate’s brother) are going to do the 250km Ride to Conquer Cancer from Vancouver to Seattle. Our families have been touched by this horrible disease with the passing of my mother (pancreatic cancer) and my sister (throat cancer) as well as several others including Wayne’s cousin this year. Ryan’s co-worker is currently battling this for the third time and he is in our thoughts daily. Kate and Dave’s Dad...

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Jul 20, 2017 - from one island to another

A few observations about Newfoundland and the people: - First and foremost Newfoundland prides itself on being friendly and they do it very well. It isn’t fake or forced – just a genuine friendly hospitality that is part of their DNA and absolutely one of the best things about the island. - There is little or no recycling and what there is seems to be restricted to cardboard and pop/beer cans and bottles – nothing for plastics, glass, tin, etc. This is very disturbing although they are certainly not alone in this. But it is surprising and,...

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Jul 2, 2012 - Eastern P.E.I.

Today Diana, Sandy, and I toured the eastern side of Prince Edward Island. Nancy wasn't feeling well, so she took a day off. We went to Wood Islands Lighthouse on the southeastern edge of P.E.I. The lighthouse had been renovated by a volunteer group and was open for tours. They had each room in the lighthouse dedicated to the history of the lighthouse and history of the area. You enter the kitchen decorated in 1930s appliances and kitchenware, then one room was dedicated to the rum-running activities of the area. One room was a collection...

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Barb's Retirement

Aug 9, 2011 - Day 29: Charlottetown and Wood Islands Lighthouse

Another day of rain! We keep hearing that it’s unusual weather for this time of year, but you couldn’t prove it by us! We left Pine Hills Campground about 10 am – 64 degrees, heading for Charlottetown. What a disappointment! We parked at the Visitor Information Center and walked the few blocks of the historic district. The best part was the pofferties we had. They are tiny pancake-like treats served with butter and powdered sugar; an order is 10. So we split an order with coffee. The other thing that was impressive were the flowers. Beds,...

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Jul 27, 2011 - Woods Islands, PEI, Canada

Today, we decided to do nothing and just rest up from all our touring, it was a good thing it rained all day. We heard rolling thunder like we had never heard before. It was good to just relax. Tomorrow we will take the 1 PM Ferry to Pictou, Nova Scotia.

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Jul 23, 2011 - Northumberland Provincial Park

We drove about 60 miles to the northeast of Charlottetown to Northumberland Provincial Park. A beautiful park run by the province on the straits of Northumberland. We can see the Wood Island ferry terminal from our site and can also see Nova Scotia with the haze lifted after we got there. We are looking forward to touring this end of PEI. More later. We have to drive to the visitor information center to get WiFi.

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Aug 16, 2009 - Digby & Eastern PEI August 10-16

Monday dawned overcast, dull and gray so we decided to stay at the campsite for most of the day and get ready to move on. The boys were happy as Mark had made a new friend and they spent most of the day in the heated swimming pool. Ben wandered around and played his DS as he had a cold and wasn’t feeling too well. I caught his cold and have had a sore throat for most of the week so it was great just to have a lazy day. We went into Annapolis later in the afternoon to use the internet and have dinner and we wondered the town a bit. We all...

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Jul 9, 2009 - On To Nova Scotia

After gorging ourselves with seafood on Prince Edward Island, we took the ferry to Nova Scotia. Trucks and big motorhomes, like ours, on the bottom level of the ferry, and cars rode on the top. During the ferry ride, we consulted with a guide at a mini-visitor center on the boat about things to see and do in Nova Scotia. While we sailed, a man entertained us with local songs and tunes on the guitar and fiddle.

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Jul 6, 2009 - Northumberland Strait

Tuesday is our last day on Prince Edward Island. By 9am, we had disconnected and reconnected the car 3 times, 5 times all day, but we saw 7 great lighthouses and climbed to the top of 3. Our first stop was Murray Head lighthouse and Beach Point light, which are both landlocked. The last stop on the Northumberland Strait, was Cape Bear lighthouse, it was the first lighthouse to received the distress call from the Titanic as it sank off Newfoundland.. We traveled on to Charlottetown, seeing the Wood Islands lighthouse and Point Prim...

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Jul 27, 2008 - You pay to get out

A 14 mile ferry ride across the Northumberland Straight - Sunday, July 27 Today we reluctantly take leave of beautiful Prince Edward Island and head back to Nova Scotia. Athena is flying home out of Halifax Airport on Tuesday and we have reservations at a KOA near the airport for Monday night. P.E.I. is like the line from the old song - “Admission is free - you pay to get out!” This is doubly painful when you don’t really want to leave anyway. There is no toll to cross the bridge coming in, but there is a toll of $41.50 to leave by the same...

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2008 Keys 2 Canada



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