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Sep 6, 2018 - Fort Amherst Port-la-Joye

We took a short drive along the water to an area that was Mi’kmaq, French and British. This was a strategic location first occupied by the natives and they called it Skmaqn. There were Indian interpreters at a birch bark wigwam- they used the local forests to construct this moveable structure and would heat the bark when it was removed so that it could be rolled for transport. The French erected an earthen fort here in 1720 called Port-la-Joye at a strategic location where the Charlottetown harbor could be defended. Various buildings were...

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Sep 5, 2018 - Tara MacLean concert

Ray stayed at the Eagle to get some R&R. We were alone until several Rv’s came in and Ken Fraser who I corresponded with to book the Annapolis Campground is next to us. He sold the RV park in May and is now retired at the age of 82. He is a world renowned Tuna fisherman and was just fishing for tuna off the northern tip of PEI. He is very interesting. I checked out the Anne of Green Gables Chocolate co that is next to the Cow Creamery. They were manufacturing chocolates and the sample of chocolate covered potato chips had me sold. I bought...

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Sep 4, 2018 - Charlottetown

We are in easy distance of Charlottetown but as soon as you get through a certain number of round abouts the roads are packed and we crawled along past many shopping centers and the university. We did finally get to the downtown area and stopped first at the Guild theatre to buy tickets for a concert tomorrow night. Had to feed the meter and used almost all my Canadian coins. Then we went to the visitor center where we found free one hour parking and got information about the city. The Province House is considered the cradle of...

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Sep 3, 2018 - Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables is synonymous with PEI as the author L.M. Montgomery lived here and this home was the setting for much of the story. The manuscript was presented to publishers in Canada who turned it down and in 1908 a US published produced it and it is one of the most successful books of all time. The park is very well done. We were given an overview of the author Lucy Montgomery in a video and then a talk by the ranger about the property and it’s significance. The tour of the house included park rangers talking about the use of the...

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Sep 2, 2018 - Charlottetown and confederation bridge

We took Hwy 15 through Shediac and the north shore - roads are in rough condition. They are all pink - red sandstone. Then we took a ride on the 8 mile bridge - named Confederation Bridge. The typical elevation is 40 ft off the water and it’s in great condition - very scenic. The bridge is about 20 years old and is the longest bridge in the world over ice covered water. I bought a book about the construction of the bridge - it’s a real engineering marvel. There is an extensive welcome center as soon as you get onto PEI and we had lunch in...

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Sep 24, 2015 - Cornwall, Prince Edward Island

Days 91-95 (September 18th-22nd) Cornwall, Prince Edward Island (PEI) We moved from Baddeck, Nova Scotia to Cornwall, PEI with an overnight September 17th at Glenhome, Nova Scotia; we also stopped for fuel and shopping in Truro, Nova Scotia before we arrived in Glenhome (301 miles). The weather was good and there were no special events. As the name indicates, Prince Edward Island is separated from the mainland by a large body of water and there are only two routes to get there by automobile: a ferry from Nova Scotia (which we had to use...

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Jul 9, 2013 - Cornwall, PEI, Canada

Prince Edward Island is a beautiful, colorful place to visit. Their economy is based on both agriculture(mainly potatoes) and aquaculture (lobster, scallops, mussels). We ate lunch at a buffet that offered all of the above and desserts and salads galore. We took a bus trip around the island and got to dip our toes in the water at Cavendish Beach which has the red sandstone shoreline. We went into Charlottetown to visit Province House where the governing body meets and has met since 1847. We were entertained at the Anne of Green Gables...

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Jul 7, 2013 - Cornwall, Prince Edward Island

We left the campground at 9 AM. Janet and Lowell aren't going any further with us. Her back is really hurting her and she wants to get to her doctor. We went over and said a quick good-by before we headed out. We crossed over the Confederation 7 Mile Bridge and onto Prince Edward Island at 1:15 PM. As we crossed the bridge, Buz, being a military airplane pilot, told the tradition of being immersed in water before you became a pilot and after you flew your last flight. He then thanked the Wagonmaster and the Tail-ender for leading all of us...

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Aug 24, 2012 - Cornwall, PEI

Day Sixty Five – Aug 24 Cornwall 99k Breakfast was over at 7am today. We were going to PEI and arrangements had been made to ferry us across the Confederation Bridge. If you missed the arrangements then you would have to do the regular way: phone for a lift and wait it out. I wasn’t really worried about making that arranged transportation. I did get away at 7am and got to the information centre at 8am. There were about eight or nine riders in front of me. Each of us would go to the base of the bridge to photo what we could see of the...

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Aug 26, 2011 - Murray Beach Provincial Park to Cornwall PEI

August 26 - Day 64 – Murray Beach Provincial Park to Cornwall PEI (so we are now in province #8, only 2 to go!) K’s 72 Time 3h 10m Average speed: 22.64k/H T to d 6965 After the rains of last night the morning came nicely and made for good riding. Terri had her last duty for cooking so we left camp a bit late for the 16 k ride to the Confederation Bridge. As they don’t let you walk or cycle this bridge we had to wait a bit for the shuttle to take us and the bikes on to the Island. Once there we stopped for some of the famous “Cows” ice...

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Jul 4, 2011 - Cornwall, PEI, Canada

We spent the last 3 days on Prince Edward Island. We arrived by the 7 mile Confederation Bridge. There were live web cams and my sister, Linda, and our daughter, Dusty, watched as we crossed. Today when we left, cousins Millie and Cy watched and snapped the photos that I posted. PEI is a beautiful place with lots of wildflowers. The author, L.M. Montgomery, who wrote "Anne of Green Gables" lived here and used the area as inspiration for her books. We went to see the play based on the book and it was a show that could have been on Broadway....

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Aug 8, 2010 - Points East Coastal Drive

After a day of laying around the trailer we were up early and for a change we went out for breakfast, bacon and eggs instead of cereal! Hunger pangs quenched we bypassed Charlottetown and it's traffic and headed out on the Points East Coastal Drive, about the only part of PEI we hadn't seen yet. Our first stop was the Point Prim Lighthouse, PEI's oldest lighthouse, built in 1846. From there we headed down to Wood Island and were fortunate enough to be there when the ferry from Nova Scotia landed. The MV Holiday Island we watched dock...

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