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Aug 5, 2017 - not a betting man.....anymore!

At noon, 6 days a week, The Young Company, a troupe of about 14 young people, put on an outdoor performance of about 45 minute duration at the Conference Centre in downtown Charlottetown. Submissions from youth aged 16 to 26 were accepted, culled and a team of dancers, song-writers and singers were selected early in the year. The focus this year was on Canada 150 and these musicians & artists travelled around the country talking to young Canadians about their dreams for themselves, for their country and for humanity. They then created an...

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Aug 3, 2017 - Happy Birthday Wayne!

Happy Birthday Wayne!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Leaving Summerside and our beach front campsite we move back to Harrington where we intend enjoy some of the weekend fun in Ctown as they call Charlottetown here. First though it is beach time at last as we spend the afternoon perched on Brackley Beach with chairs and books. It is great fun watching the kids and even test out the waters ourselves. The water is cooler than in Summerside but beautifully clean with no weeds or evil jellyfish spotted by Donna. The breeze makes the temperature perfect and...

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Jul 25, 2017 - scopin' out the north coast

The day dawned sunny with beautiful blue skies - a perfect day to explore the beachfront National Parks to the north. We cruised along, stopping many times to enjoy the trails and beaches. Parts of these parks were old homestead farms which are gone now with just the trails remaining. It was a popular area with many folks biking the excellent, almost flat bike path which runs the coast in this section of PEI. The red rocky headlands are spectacular with the blue ocean and sky and the green meadows combining to provide breathtaking views....

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Jul 24, 2017 - anybody seen my phone?

Wayne was able to connect with some pickleball folks here and discovered a couple of local places to play. He even got in some games outside which felt great and the club was very welcoming and friendly as seems to be the way with pickleballers across Canada. Betty and Rudi arrived and after lunch we headed downtown to explore. This place is easy to drive in and get around as maritime drivers for the most part are pretty relaxed. We strolled past the beautiful historic buildings and meandered the waterfront stopping for ice cream before...

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Jul 23, 2017 - Charlottetown by night - a delight!

While we were on the ferry to PEI the other day Donna stopped by the Tourist Info Kiosk and the very kind lady gave us free theatre tickets to a play in Charlottetown. So we parted company with Betty & Rudi as they continued north from Souris and we headed south into the big city. It was a lovely drive through more pretty farmland and before long we were set up at an almost empty RV park just 10k to beach and 15k to Charlottetown. Donna had hurt her back in a fall off a balance ball on 17 July at the YMCA in Stephenville, NFLD and after...

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Aug 17, 2014 - Liverpool

It was cloudy as we headed to Liverpool. Our first stop was the Fort Point Lighthouse (1855). It was used not only for lighting the harbor, but for weather observation, monitoring of privateers, and for defense during WWII. Liverpool’s history is of shipbuilding, having produced more craft than Halifax, which is significantly bigger. It was interesting to learn that privateers (unlike pirates) were licensed and regulated. Our visit to the Rossignol Cultural Center was not to be; the guidebook was wrong about the hours of business. I had...

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Aug 16, 2014 - Kejimkujik and Summerville Beach

Just across the road from the campground is Hunts Point Beach. I walked over for some white sand views and wading. The water was warmer than expected; it’s a bay or harbor and not wide-open ocean at that point. In Port Mouton, there is a building which has been in the Campbell family since it was built in 1783. It now houses the tiny Seascape Restaurant, where we shared “the best haddock and chips on the south shore.” Review: casual diner setting, good, friendly service and fresh, hot food. (That said, haddock is BORING.) (Port Mouton was...

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Aug 15, 2014 - Driving in the Driving Rain

We headed west on TCH 1. Cornwall has hills, forests, excavated red rock, and huge cairns of those rocks; someone with a crane must have a sense of humor. It began to rain. Tolls for the Confederation Bridge are paid once, when you leave the island/province; it was $45 for the truck and $7.50 for each axle of the fifth wheel. There were gusty winds as we crossed over whitecaps on the Northumberland Strait. We re-entered New Brunswick and almost immediately left again, reaching Nova Scotia. “Honey Bee Importation Prohibited” – there must be...

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Aug 14, 2014 - Necessities

We had a slow start, queuing for the laundry machines. After a simple lunch of scrambled eggs and bacon, we headed out for groceries, diesel exhaust fluid, the liquor store, and the post office. ($1.20 for a postcard to Illinois and $2.50 for one to the Philippines. It didn’t work out to be a sightseeing day (tomorrow will be a “road day” and didn’t want to spend too much time in the truck today), so we read, I did a little sewing, and Joe emptied and flushed the holding tanks. Supper was brats, corn on the cob and salad.

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Aug 13, 2014 - A Day on PEI

When on PEI, it's almost required to go to Green Gables Heritage Place, which is part of PEI National Park. The house on which L.M.Montgomery (who lived nearby with her grandparents) based Anne's house is furnished for the period. Excerpts from her books and journals are on display, giving insight to the author. We explored the Haunted Wood and Lover's Lane, both of which are featured in the books. We lunched at Razzy's Beach House on a fish sandwich and a burger. Diesel was $1.37 a liter today. We visited three shops. The Master's Pieces...

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Aug 12, 2014 - Prince Edward Island

We rolled south on 11 through farms, rivers, estates, harvested peat bogs, and First Nations lands. We crossed Centennial Bridge; someone flipped the switch to English. We had lunch (smoked meat sandwiches, something between corned beef and pastrami) at the Portage Restaurant in Miramichi. Away from the coast, we cruised through woods, bogs, and marshes, encountering construction twice. We reached Cape Jouramin and crossed Confederation Bridge, which is eight miles long. The island is full of rolling hills and farms, especially potatoes,...

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Aug 26, 2008 - That's some bridge!

Once we got ourselves straightened out again, we got back on the road to Charlottetown. By far the most impressive thing on this route was the Confederation Bridge. I still haven't worked up the nerve (let alone the funds) to take the RV on a ferry. We seriously considered taking the ferry back from PEI to Nova Scotia, but in the end, it was a wash as far as costs were concerned. But that would be looking into the future from this day and we can't do that. Can we? Anyway, other than getting lost, the drive to Charlottetown was fairly...

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