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September 24th 2013
Published: September 25th 2013
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The “Meeting of the Waters” was the name of the geocache we were going for today. The reason for going to this one was that it happened to be at the very farthest point in PEI away from the cottage and it’s the location of WEICan Wind farm. Wind Energy Institute Canada allows wind generator manufacturers to test their windmills in real world conditions. They have an interpretive centre there for people to walk through and learn how windmills can be a viable alternative to fossil fuel powered generation plants. After going through the interpretive centre and picking up the geocache, we pointed the truck out at the ocean and ate lunch. We had a great view of 2 trawlers fishing just offshore. From there we headed se in a route back to the cottage picking up geocaches along the way. 2 of the caches I picked were at fisherman’s wharves where there were too many people around to search for a cache. A sign on a fish shack on one wharf said, “We tell 21 people a day not to park here when we’re unloading the boats. We are polite to 20. Sorry if you’re the One”. Another cache was at a lighthouse at the end of a break wall that was only accessible at low tide. Of course it was almost high tide when we got there. A couple of these were off side roads off the side of side roads. As a result the side of the truck is now covered in red dirt. As we were heading back, we caught a glimpse of the Confederation Bridge. Only parts of it were visible from the light sifting through the clouds and it looked like a mirage shimmering in the distance. We drove about 350km today and if there’s one thing that I’ll remember about PEI is how people look after their properties. For the most part all the farms look like pictures out of a storybook. You’ll crest a ridge overlooking a valley with a farm and the barn will have a red roof and be painted nicely, the fields are squared off and tilled perfectly straight. The large farmhouses with peaked roofs, painted gables and wrap around decks are kept up nicely and the lawns all look like they were just cut today. Don’t get me wrong, they do have their share of dilapidated buildings too, but even they seem to have a sense of history about them that makes you think of what they would of looked like in their day.

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25th September 2013

weather
I guess ypur haveing good weather out there that is a lot off traveling in one day mostly on PEI

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