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Published: September 23rd 2012
Sunset from our RV
This was overlooking Malpeque Bay.
I find it amusing that there are no tolls to get onto PEI, but there is a toll to leave the island. We opted to take the ferry to PEI and will leave by the Confederation Bridge. It is known as The Gentle Island and from what I saw that is accurate. The hills are the gentle rolling type. It is picturesque with the crops, the cows, and the fishing boats. We did a lot of driving to see the different sections and coasts of PEI. Charlottetown
We visited Charlottetown two different nights. We both enjoyed this town. The first night we walked around an old section that has restaurants, a brew pub and street music. We ate and drank at The Gahan House. That is where I had scallops for the very first time. My friend was right I did enjoy them. We walked some more and ended up at Cows ice cream store. Of course we had to try this different ice cream. It was a little pricey, but it was rich, creamy, excellent quality and a wonderful treat.
The next night we returned to go to the International Shellfish Festival. There was an admission fee
Rolling hills and farmland
I tried several shots to capture the colors and this is my best one but still not right. These fields were a richer golden color and really added to the sense that fall is quickly approaching. The greens were also deeper and richer color.
of $15/person. It was inside a large tent, so we would be okay no matter what the weather. I didn’t know quite what to expect and we were there for the evening activities. It turned out to be a lot of fun. They had an oyster shucking competition. That could have been hard to see, but they had cameras and large LED displays, so we could see everything easily. At the beginning the rules and penalty system were explained and it was quite detailed. They also had a man who was the master of ceremonies for the competition. He was good at getting the audience to participate through cheering. We were divided and each side was to cheer for their respective shucker.
During the course of the evening we heard two different musical groups perform. I enjoyed them both but the group from Newfoundland was my favorite. They were called Shaneyganook. Their music was lively and there was a lot of energetic dancing by the audience. The Bottle House of Cap-Egmont
This was actually 3 different buildings. I liked the quirkiness of these buildings. There were also gardens and water features surrounding the buildings. Anne of
PEI The Gentle Island
It seems correctly named with its gentle rolling hills.
Green Gables House
Anne was a fictional character, but this house was known to the author, and she drew on her knowledge and love of PEI in her books. Years ago someone had given me the video tape of Anne of Green Gables, so we watched the video the night before visiting this house. There was an Amish family touring the house when we were there….I wonder what they thought about it…was it just about the way they do things at home now? The house was to portray life at the turn of the century…1900, not 2000. Odds and Ends
As I said earlier we did a lot of driving and saw a lot of different areas of the island. It was a busy few days. We enjoyed our time and especially Charlottetown. That town seems to have a variety of events going on throughout the year.
Now it is time to head across the Confederation Bridge to New Brunswick. We’ve saved the Bay of Fundy for the grand finale of our time in the Canadian Maritime.
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