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Sep 1, 2012 - East Point Lighthouse, Basin Head, 'Singing' sand

Today's travels took us first to East Point Lighthouse, then along the northern tip of PEI, past the wind turbines and through several small fishing villages/harbours (all seen from the road). We cut across to the eastern side of the island to find a seafood lunch in Souris (where everyone shared a number of dishes, including haddock, bar calm, scallops, and lobster-stuffed mushrooms), then went to Basin Head Provincial park, planning to walk up the beach as far as we could, maybe even to Singing Sands. Well, we didn't quite make it to...

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Sep 24, 2011 - East side of the island

Cooler, fog and showers today, the weather has been really nice, highs around 20 C and sunny. We headed towards Murray River, on the way we came across the annual 70 Mile Yard Sale. Rather congested highway with regular traffic as well a cars turning and stopping at the yards with sales. We did make it to Point Prim Lighthouse, a unique white brick round structure it is the oldest one on PEI built in 1845. We climbed to the top 80 ft above sea level but it was too foggy to see far. Decided to spend the night in Murray River, campsite on...

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On The Road 2011

Aug 8, 2011 - Day 28: Points East Coastal Drive

Rain this morning made it very difficult to get motivated to leave. So we had bacon, eggs, and toast before we dressed and ventured out. Today's plan was to drive the Points East Coastal route. Our first stop was at the Hillborough Eco-Center. Good info about the river's ecosystem. Next we drove to Greenwich to visit the Greenwich Interpretive Center which was outstanding. The first video was produced by the Canadian Parks; even tho it was a promo piece, we did learn some interesting facts. Did you know that Canada has the most coastline...

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Jul 26, 2011 - East Point, PEI, Canada

As we finished our tour of the East Side of PEI, we continued to find beautiful scenery. Houston‘s favorite position while we drove was to lay his head on my arm. We saw fields of “Canola plants (Canola is made from them)“ with their yellow flower, we had always thought they were fields of wildflowers until someone pointed out what we were really seeing. We saw a few dilapidated building adorning the fields. We started our final day of touring by visiting St. Alexis Catholic Church (in Rolo Bay), an Acadian church that dates from the 1750s...

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Aug 9, 2010 - tour east side of Prince Edward Island (pics later)

Today was a free day and my parents last day on the island so we toured the eastern side of the island. There is a lighthouse at the tip with waves from 3 directions just like on the western side but our timing wasn’t as good and we could only see waves coming from one direction. Along the way we stopped at a provincial park to see sand dunes, sampled vodka and gin made from potatoes and sampled legal moonshine (terrible!). We walked through sands that were supposed to sing but didn’t because they were too wet - the beach was really pretty...

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Jul 5, 2009 - East Point Lighthouse

Today, we drove the East Coastal Route to the most eastern point of Prince Edward Island. We stopped at Shipwreck Point Lighthouse on the Gulf of St Lawrence, then on to East Point Lightstation where we received a certificate for driving from one tip of PEI to the other, seeing both lighthouses. East Point is where the Gulf of Lawrence, Northumberland Strait and the Atlantic Ocean meet, very turbulent waters. Continuing on our coastal drive, we traveled south on the Northumberland Strait to the Souris Lightstation, then on south to the...

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Aug 8, 2007 - Brackley Beach to East Point, PEI

Once again the forecast was for rain but the day started out sunny enough. We rode through the national park then continued along the north east coast towards East Point, the easternmost tip of the island. Along the way we followed a little dirt road to the water and found a fairly secluded beach with no one about. We also took a detour into a lovely little fishing port called Naufrage Harbour with no one around but a few lobster fishermen; not a mini-golf course in sight. We passed a church hall called St. Margrets advertising lobster...

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