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Jul 5, 2015 - Prince Edward Island

Yesterday was the 4th of July. Did you know that they have a 4th of July in Canada? It’s right between the 3rd of July and the 5th of July. [grin] What they don’t have here are parades and fireworks. Their national independence day was Canada Day, three days ago. Remember the free hamburg? The 4th of July is just another day here. This night would be my first night (for this trip) at a "Destination Campground". At all of the previous campgrounds, some of the campers were on their way to or from somewhere else. To get to my next campground,...

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May 31, 2015 - Prince Edward Island, Central Coast - May 2015

The Central Coast is quite different from the North Coast. The North Coast area is flat and with fewer forests. Once you get to Kensington (located at Route 2 & Route 6) about the middle of the island, the terrain gets hilly and is heavily forested with seawind swept pines. The cliffs along the shoreline are spectacularly red and rugged. All of PEI is a beautiful experience, but I think the upper Central Coast is really special. This area is also know as the Green Gables Shore and is part of the protected coastline in the PEI National...

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Aug 13, 2014 - Loyalists, loonies and rocks

We would recommend anyone traveling to Saint John, New Brunswick who is interested in exploring the local nature scene contact the Saint John naturalist club and participate in their scheduled activities. We arrived Tuesday afternoon at Rockwood Park, a 2,200 acre park with numerous lakes, a zoo, a conference center numerous trails and a privately run campground which was basically a gravel field. After setting up we walked about and stopped at the nature center and found a turtle program planned for weds morning beside one of the park's...

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Aug 6, 2014 - Cavendish, PEI Day 4

Today we had a free day to do whatever we wanted. Most everyone spent the day catching up on laundry, cleaning up and trying to figure out how much they had spent. We did the same for part of the morning then went for a ride to Kensington. We bought a few groceries and then returned on a different road that went along the rivers edge where we saw several dairy farms and a processing plant for mussels. There were several areas that had floats which, I assume, were the traps for the mussels. There were several little houses advertising deep...

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Aug 5, 2014 - Cavendish, PEI Day 3

We left on the bus about 2:30. We headed for Charlottetown which is about 45 minutes away backtracking on some of the roads that we came in. Our first stop was Cows Creamery. They make ice cream, butter, and lots of T Shirts. There are about 8 shirts designed each year with different fronts on them. The following year new designs are done and the previous years shirts are retired. They had some real cute ones but the ones for this year we did not like. The butter was about $10.00 a pound so we didn't buy any and the ice cream would melt so...

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Aug 4, 2014 - Cavendish, Prince Edward Island Day 2

We left this morning around 8:00 for our tour of the Cavendish area. We drove through the area that we had visited last night and had a lobster trap demo which we have had numerous times on this trip. We then headed for Prince Edward Island National Park's North Shore. This part of the shoreline is sandstone. As you can you can see by the picture it erodes easily. They get a lot of wind on this side of the island which pounds the waves against the shore. The guide explained this is on the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the water between here and...

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Aug 3, 2014 - Cavendish, Prince Edward Island

Yesterday we back tracked 202 miles to Elm River Campground in Glenholme NS. We stayed there one night before driving to Prince Edward Island. That night we had a Root Beer social and played card bingo. It is now August 3. We will be on PEI for the remainder of the tour. We left around 8:30. Our first stop was the Visitor's Center on the New Brunswick side of the Confederation Bridge which was located on Jourmain Island. The grass in the foreground of the bridge picture is called Marram Grass. This grass has a network of roots that grows...

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Aug 22, 2013 - Cavendish, PE

Thursday was a gorgeous day, and as we toured PEI I fell in love with its beauty. Beautiful fields , some going down to the water. And there are water views everywhere! We first went to Charlottetown, the largest city on the island, and took a tour of the small city on a "hippobus". It is a very nice town, but I hoped those who were there on a cruise ship would be able to see the beauty of the island outside of Charlottetown! On the way to our motel for the night in Cavendish, we stopped at a gouda cheese factory, and were fascinated by the...

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Eastern Canada, 2013

Aug 15, 2013 - Cavendish, Prince Edward Island

Depart: Shediac, New Brunswick Arrive: Cavendish, Prince Edwarad Island August 15, 2013 We crossed the amazing Confederation Bridge in the sunshine in the morning after a very scenic but rough road from Shediac. (and no I do not want a bridge from the Mainland to Victoria - ever!). The Conferation Bridge was completed in 1997 and is an 8 mile long span that connects PEI to New Brunswick. Apparently it is the world's largest span over salt water that freezes. (Got to have your claim to fame) We camped in Cavendish Federal Park and after...

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Aug 8, 2013 - Beginning the journey home

It is so hard to say goodbye. Especially when you have been with so many wonderful people for 48 days. All but 3 couples were total strangers - no longer. This morning we had a continental breakfast, swapping memories while we ate. The Wagon Master gave everyone a DVD of pictures taken throughout the trip. Another member, Barry, also gave out DVDs that he had made. Between them and my trip journal, we can look at the trip over and over. PS: You are well aware that we have been home awhile. But with all the distractions, and the loss of...

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Aug 7, 2013 - Farewell dinner tonight

Can't believe today is our last full day on the Caravan. We visited the Cavendish Cemetery which is between Anne of Green Gables Village and the campground. The author, Lucy Montgomery, is buried here as well as her Mother and Grandparents. Came back to the campground and took Bailey to the K-9 Camp. It's a great fenced in area for your pet to let off steam. And Bailey did just that. At 5:30 it was off to dinner. Chowder, salad, lobster and dessert - whew! I'm not looking at the scale when we get home. Back at the campground, it was time...

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Aug 5, 2013 - Now on to Prince Edward Island

Arrived yesterday to this beautiful Island. Today we roamed all through Green Gables. It's such a unique place and the gardens are lovely. Visited a little fishing village with an old lighthouse and houses falling into the sea. The gentleman sitting on his porch making nets loved to talk. Then off to lunch at a restaurant started by a Scotsman named Bruce. He joined us on our bus to welcome us. Lunch was great.

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