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Jul 7, 2012 - Linkletter beach provincial park

Today we woke up to some drizzling rain but it did not hamper us from heading to the beach. The wonderful red sanded beach is only 10 paces away from our camper. So, we donned rain coats and went exploring. The kids found a dead jellyfish that was poked proded, and photographed until it was returned to the ocean. Mom got some great beach pictures. It was a wonderful time despite the weather. After lunch, when required to leave the campsite we headed back to the McLellan home. We had a bbq and the kids all got to know each other some...

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Jun 20, 2012 - P.E.I. - Crystal Beach RV Resort, Weber Cove.

We had a nice time in P.E.I. We toured the whole island and travelled about 1,400 clicks. We found it interesting that the signs between towns didn't show the distance from one to other, however they did should the km to an attraction or museum. All in All we found P.E.I easy to get around, the countryside was picturesque and the people were friendly. We recommend this little island to all travellers.

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Sep 8, 2011 - PEI-Confederation Bridge

The Confederation Bridge is an 8-mile bridge that spans Abegweit Passage of Northumberland Strait. It is a "fixed link" that connects Prince Edward Island with New Brunswick. The Bridge was completed in 1997 after 5,000 workers spent four years constructing it at a cost of 1.3 billion dollars. So why was the bridge built? It all started back in 1873 when Prince Edward Island was admitted into the Dominion of Canada. Within the treaty, the Island had to provide..."efficient steam service for the conveyance of mails and passengers to be...

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Jul 29, 2011 - Quebec City, QC to Summerside, Prince Edward Island 560 miles

We made it to the Maritimes! It took us 2 days to drive from Quebec and having 2 more tires turned around on their rims b/c they are wearing funny. We drove straight through New Brunswick w/an overnight in Fredericton. We will see more of NB on the return. We travelled over Northumberland Straight on the Confederation Bridge onto beautiful Prince Edward Island. There is no charge to come onto the Island, but cost $57.75 to leave. We had no idea how large this Island would be. So, we only saw a fraction of it during our 4 days here. As we...

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Jul 13, 2011 - Malpeque / North Shore / Summerside PEI Canada

Today, we boarded Houston at Kozy Kennels, a wonderful place in the country outside of Kensington. Very large sleeping area and lots of room to run and have fun outside. We then drove down a “heritage red clay” road Cindy the owner told us about to a beach on the Bay of St. Lawrence. What a beautiful area, it was windy and cloudy but we saw some wonderful sites - two ponies in a field of flowers, the Historical St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Summerside and Malpeque. Malpeque is world renown for its oysters, we have to say we have had our share...

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Sep 22, 2010 - New Annan, PEI - Crystal Beach Campground

The trip Sunday to New Annan was a quick 36 miles taking less than an hour. We didn't take any pictures of the trip since it was previously covered territory. That will be our last short trip this summer as the rest will be anywhere from 100 to over 200 miles as we work our way back to Florida through Quebec, Ontario, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia. We are staying at Crystal Beach Campground which is located on a bay just south of the North Cape of PEI. We have full hookups, decent WiFi, good Verizon...

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Aug 26, 2010 - Incubation

The decision to "sequester" ourselves for organization and planning purposes turned out to be brilliant. It took the first month for us to recover from the trauma of quitting jobs, selling our home and giving away most of our possessions (we mostly read and stared out the window of our rented cottage). The second month was spent getting all of our accounts, final payments and legal paperwork in order and setting up on-line accounts (unbelievably more complex than anticipated). In our final month, we were able to concentrate on and put in...

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Oct 1, 2009 - Goodbye Cape Breton, Hello PEI

Sept 30 Today was our last day in Cape Breton Island. We drove to Judique by way of Mabou (and a lovely quilt shop. I didn’t buy anything). We went to Judique to have lunch at the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre and to listen to some Celtic music. It was wonderful both the lunch and the music. The instrumentalists were a fiddle player named Mike Hall and the director of music for the center, Alan, on the piano. They were fantastic. Our feet and hands were tapping throughout the whole Ceilidh. It made eating lunch a challenge. The ride to...

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Sep 7, 2009 - Summerside, PEI - Tour of the West Side

(Ron Writing) We did a loop-tour generally driving clockwise around the west end of Prince Edward Island. The drive took us through several small towns, a few fishing harbors, and a great deal of rural farm country. The countryside looks much like southern Iowa or Illinois with rolling hills of crops and pastures of dairy cattle. We didn’t see beef cattle. Potatoes are the dominant crop but we saw some fields of wheat, corn, and large fields of alfalfa. The countryside is very beautiful. Almost all the properties are very well maintained...

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Sep 5, 2009 - Summerside, PEI - Prince Edward Island

(Ron Writing) This morning we first visited the Amherst library to use the internet and then went to a laundromat. This afternoon we left Nova Scotia heading north on highway 104 to New Brunswick. Immediately after crossing into New Brunswick we turned northeast on Hwy 16 and after about 30 miles we arrived at Cape Jourimain. This is the location of the south end of the 8-mile Confederation Bridge that crosses the Northumberland Strait to the province of Prince Edward Island (PEI). Getting to PEI required a ferry ride until this bridge was...

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Jul 25, 2009 - Back to Summerside

We turn back for Summertown and go and look at the shoreline with its little shacks selling goods by the sea. We find a laundrette and do some washing. On returning to WalMart we do some shopping. I purchase a pocket inverter so that we can charge up the computer from the RV when we are not plugged in, which also contains a transmitter so that we can plug the computer or the walkman into it so that we can listen to our music on the RV’s radio. We find Flynn a Ben 10 DVD (13 episodes series 3) for $6 (£3). He is happy now for the longer...

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Jul 25, 2009 - Summerside. PEI

We are here in 30 kt winds, but no longer the largest boat in the marina - 2nd largest - LOL. Neat town and lots to see and do, but the rain is slowing us down. Ate at a restaurant famous for mussels. This is the mussel capital of the world, so to speak, and Leslie has a plate full and John sampled a couple and said they were the best he ever had. Good time to catch up on washing clothes, and John went shopping for a radar deflector which was local made for fishing boats. This way, we will be a larger blip on other boats radar. Toured...

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