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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Prince Edward Island

Home of Confederation!

And site of Confederation Bridge!

This is the second time that we’ve visited PEI, and the second time we’ve crossed the bridge.  What a pleasant drive.

Our first glimpse of the bridge:

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The bridge approach:

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PEI from the bridge:

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And Gateway Village – tourist mecca:

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We stopped and browsed the shops, and had a bite of lunch in sea-side ambience:

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We were entertained by a young river-dancer in her ‘Anne’ (of Green Gables) braids:

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This trip, we chose to bypass the Anne of Green Gables sites, and concentrate on just seeing the country-side.  So we did a day-trip to North Cape, the northern-most tip of the island.  PEI amazes me.  Nowhere on the island are you far from the ocean, yet the roads can take you through almost prairie-like farm lands:756

The roadways are spotted with little ‘towns’ – named but often with no sign of any business happening, just a few houses.  Closer to shore of course, the docks are bustling with fishery business:748.Au 3 PEI drive

We spotted oyster beds – and dreamt of the pearls being formed:

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The rocky shore line is obviously the reason for the many lighthouses on this island:

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We stopped at this one:

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Before arriving at North Cape:782

where we watched the guillemot (how Do you say that word) playing in the water:

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Continuing on around the cape, we eventually arrived at Skinner’s Pond:

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As well-known as Stomping Tom is, there really IS nothing here, but a few houses, this sign leaning against the old schoolhouse, and a road named for its most famous (former) resident:

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One goal for the day was to be lunch at a ‘You Must Eat Here’ diner near Charlottetown.  It was late afternoon by the time we arrived, we were starving – and the diner was closed for another 1 1/2 hours!  Oh, well, what to do – but eat at the Lobster Barn:799

We’ve certainly had our share of sea food on this trip – and we know there’s more to come!

While driving through the country-side, we noticed many houses decorated with a star (or a few).  This apparently denotes an Acadian home – proud to tell the world of their heritage:788.Acadian home

Leaving PEI, we drove through Charlottetown, awed at the wonderful old buildings:

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The drive along the East Shore again astounded us with the farm land, right along the ocean:

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The ferry terminal was only special because of the lighthouse:818

And so ended our, very short, visit to Prince Edward Island.

Blessings, Peg

3 comments:

  1. It's so pretty there! Sigh... one of these days, I'm going to get there. One of these days!

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  2. The next time you decide to take a trip like the one you are currently on, take an extra large trunk. Why? So you can put me in it to come along. I'm really enjoying your travelogue. Arrive home safely.

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  3. I love the light houses. Thanks for the lovely pictures.

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