Prince Edward Island

Trip Start Jun 19, 2013
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Trip End Sep 17, 2013


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Monday, August 19, 2013

We leave early today as we plan to do Prince Edward Island and make is to Saint John in New Brunswick by tonight.

Prince Edward Island is the place where Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of 'Anne of Green Gables' was born, and where she wrote her books. 'Anne of Green Gables' is such a popular book it has been translated into 30 different languages.

We ride a couple of hours to Caribou in Nova Scotia to take the ferry to Prince Edward Island which is a 75 minute trip. 

Along the way I give Paul a rundown of the book I love so much, so he knows all about it.

We ride your bike onto the ferry with cars and trucks, park and then head on up deck to see the view as you cross.  I spent most of my time on deck as it was a little wavy. 

We visit Green Gables, Avonlea, Lucy Maud Montgomery's birthplace and the Museum.

The scenery here is lovely.  You can see beautiful farms and fields of potatoes and wheat with a backdrop of the ocean.

To leave the island you cross Confederation Bridge which is 12.9 kms long.  An amazing bridge to see and travel over.

We normally reach our destination by nightfall as we don't like to ride at night, but we are running behind schedule today.  There are signs on the road to look out for moose so at dusk my job is to keep a keen eye out for wildlife. We don't encounter any and arrive at Chateau Saint John by 9pm

We get a lovely room with two Queen sized beds.  We have been on the go for five days now and we both need a good rest.
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Lou on

!!!!!!!! NO WAY!!!! You got to go to Anne (with an e) of Green Gables??? I know I said I was jealous before, but seriously. I'm so jealous!!! Let's swap, you guys can finish off my thesis and I'll go to the wonderful land of Canada.

Leanne on

Karen I remember so well how much you always loved Anne of Green Gables! That is fantastic.

Jenni on

Karen, this is really special visiting your childhood love Anne of Green Gables. Would you believe, Hope and I are reading a chapter of Laura Ingalls Little House on the Prarie books each night. It is still a dream of mine to visit her museum and home in Minnesota. I think the secret of staying young is to never forget the passions of our childhood x Jenni

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