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Aug 11, 2017 - Moncton to West Point

I’m now on Prince Edward Island, Canada’s smallest province which is only 280 km from tip to tip with a population of just under 150,000. I crossed the Northumberland Strait from New Brunswick via the amazing 13 km Confederation Bridge (yes, that’s right, thirteen). Opened in 1997, it’s considered one of Canada’s top engineering achievements of the 20th Century. It took 4 years to build, employed 5,000 workers & cost $1 billion. It’s a toll bridge but you only pay when you’re leaving the island. I called in at the Canadian Potato Museum...

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Jul 26, 2017 - North Cape wanderings

26 & 27 July We spent the next couple of days exploring the northwest peninsula of PEI continuing along the east coast up to the tip and then along the western shore. In our travels we have discovered that the PEI provincial parks are very nice with wide open fields leading to beautiful beaches. They are also miraculously not too busy, even mid-summer, with spots always available in the no service sections and often some availability in the serviced sites. The no service sites are huge and many of them are right along the beach. Combine...

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Aug 8, 2013 - PEI - North Cape Coastal Drive

August 8-Time to say goodbye to Ron and Marlene and move on to a different part of the island. We are going to the western side (they live almost right in the middle). We are staying at a Provincial Park, Cedar Dunes at West Point. It is right on the shoreline and we can hear the ocean from our campsite. The sand is red here, but the coastline if more flat. When we came through the little village of West Point is was a beehive of activity – the lobster season opens tomorrow. There are lobster traps sitting everywhere on the docks – there...

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Jun 15, 2012 - Western section of PEI

We toured yet more of the island re-discovering favorite spots and again reminiscing about previous visits. This day we spent a lot of time talking about our trip with Eileen's folks since Don had become very sick during this time due to eating lobsters, which we learned (the hard way) that he can't eat. Eileen and her folks ate in a restaurant attached to the lighthouse. This particular lighthouse has been beautifully restored with B&B rooms. It's quite quaint.

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Sep 21, 2009 - To Charlottetown

The maps aren't going to show all the wandering all over the island we are doing. We spent more of today driving across the island (small distances, but puddling along sometimes) towards Charlottetown. We did stop at a potato museum for some history and breeding lessons in potato-land! In Charlottetown we once again admired the old homes and buildings. We went to St. Dunstan's Basilica, then next door to Province House. This is not only their legislative building for the province, but it is also where the Fathers of Confederation first met...

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Jul 23, 2008 - A sudden shift

To another Province - Wednesday, July 23 Sometimes a chance encounter can change your plans in a heartbeat. This happened today as we were wandering down a lonely Nova Scotia road. Madolyn and Lucy (the disembodied voice of our Garmin GPS) were having one of their ‘tiffs’. Madolyn wanted to go one direction, and Lucy wanted to send us the opposite way. Madolyn was winning but Lucy was getting nasty, and bitchier by the minute. Meanwhile the road was getting rougher, and narrower, and lonelier. Then, as we were finally making the U turn...

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2008 Keys 2 Canada

Aug 25, 2007 - Confederation Bridge, Prince Edward Island

Today, the weather was still a little gray but there were breaks of sun as well and it was quite warm and humid. We drove to the Confederation Bridge, a 9 mile span leading to Prince Edward Island (or PEI). What a nice bridge!!! It doesn't cost anything to get into PEI but if you want to leave, you have to pay about 100.00 to get the coach over the bridge. So, we are going to spend the money to take the ferry to Nova Scotia instead - but they charge for a round trip fare no matter if you are taking the ferry round trip or not so that they...

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Aug 16, 2006 - Campbellton, NB to Darnley, PEI

August 16 (continued) We arrived back in Campbellton to get the 5th wheel then on the way out of town we had to go under a 3.7 metre overpass, we just made it, and we went on to Bathurst, NB we stopped there for dinner at a Greek restaurant, very good food. Then we drove on to Miramichi, NB, pulled into Wal Mart for the night. When we parked we checked out the license plates to see where everyone was from. Beside us was a motorhome from BC so we went to talk to them. WOW!! It is a small world. The people in the motorhome were Pat and Jill...

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