Saturday, September 25, 2010

Prince Edward Island

I'm not going to fib to you.  We did get rain.  We also got lots of sunshine.  For those of you that aren't familiar with Canada, PEI, is on the east coast of the country. 
We live on the west side of Toronto close to Hamilton.  To travel to PEI we go through Quebec, crossing to the south shore of the St. Lawrence River in Montreal.

It is a beautiful drive and the towns are built up around either side of the highway.  You can see the mighty St. Lawrence River in places as you drive along.  Next province is New Brunswick.  They have constructed a new highway a few years ago and you just zip right along, when the rain isn't come down in buckets!  And in buckets it came down!!!!!!
These last two photos were shot out the side window of the truck.  Karl, as I've told you before, doesn't stop.  You snap and he drives.  We arrived on the Island on Wednesday.  We drove over the Confederation Bridge in misty rain. 
The bridge is fantastic.  It is 12.9 kilometres long and you are high up!  If you are driving a vehicle other than a car you can see over the bridge to the water below.  It takes about 11 minutes to cross and although I don't like bridges normally, this one doesn't bother me at all.
This was our destination.  New Glasgow, Prince Edward Island.

It is the best place to stay on the Island if you are camping or want to rent a cabin.  It is so your gran would say, you could eat off the floors.

 Farm equipment ready to harvest the potatoes

Victoria-by-the-Sea, PEI

Wood Island Lighthouse

Wood Island Harbour
Farmland, French River, PEI

Beached lobster trap, Prince Edward Island National Park

Dalvay by the Sea

Standing in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

A little bit of what we saw on the Island. I took over 275 pictures and definitely will not bore you with them all.  As I've said before it is a beautiful peaceful place and we will be going back again.

Til Monday...................

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