Prince Edward Island

Published: August 8th 2007
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Sunset on PEISunset on PEISunset on PEI

Taken from the national park at Cavendish, on the north side of the island
We left Maine in late June to begin our summer in Atlantic Canada. After washing the coach and car, we drove 2 days in intermittent rain to reach Prince Edward Island. Of course, we had to wash the vehicles all over again when we got here. The only way to drive to the island is over the 13-mile Confederation Bridge from New Brunswick. We were glad it wasn’t too foggy that day.

PEI, the “Green Island,” is lush, with rolling hills and farmland. The population is around 135,000. Fishing, farming, and tourism are the main industries, with potato farms in abundance. PEI is famous for lobsters, blue mussels, Malpeque oysters, scallops, clams, and fresh fish. We are definitely enjoying the seafood. Island strawberries are now in season, and they are terrific—not too big but really sweet and juicy. They are even packaged in old-fashioned wooden containers.

A pound of blue mussels costs around $1.25 US, and a cooked two-pound lobster is around $10/lb. at the market. Of course, gasoline is another story--over $4.00 a gallon.

Our large campground has over 500 sites and caters to families, with kids and bicycles everywhere. RVs from the US are definitely in
Confederation BridgeConfederation BridgeConfederation Bridge

Free to the island, $61 to get back
the minority. However, we did meet three other Marathon owners and two Virginia Tech alumni. Small world.

We attended the musical production of “Anne of Green Gables” in Charlottetown. Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of the famous book, is from PEI and her island childhood provided inspiration for the fictional village of Avonlea. There are all sorts of “Anne” tourist attractions in the area, and the musical has been performed here for over 40 years.

We’ve really enjoyed the quiet rural countryside, the quaint fishing villages, and the friendly islanders. Next week, we drive back across the bridge, thru New Brunswick and on to Nova Scotia.

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Marco Polo Land campgroundMarco Polo Land campground
Marco Polo Land campground

View from Coco's roof
Lobster fishing Lobster fishing
Lobster fishing

A lobster fishing harbor on the eastern tip of the island
View of SeaView of Sea
View of Sea

Lupine flowers, potato field, and waterfront cottages
Cheese Lady's Gouda CheeseCheese Lady's Gouda Cheese
Cheese Lady's Gouda Cheese

We bought two different varieties from the small store at the farm
Village BakeryVillage Bakery
Village Bakery

Mouthwatering whole wheat bread fresh from the oven
Mary's Brackley BakeryMary's Brackley Bakery
Mary's Brackley Bakery

Blueberry scones to die for
French River Fishing VillageFrench River Fishing Village
French River Fishing Village

Cute fishing villages all over the island
Friendly FoxFriendly Fox
Friendly Fox

He was as curious about us as we were about him
Glasgow Hills Golf CourseGlasgow Hills Golf Course
Glasgow Hills Golf Course

Fantastic view from the golf course
Malpeque HarborMalpeque Harbor
Malpeque Harbor

Home to famous Malpeque oysters

31st August 2010
Cheese Lady's Gouda Cheese

old customer trying to get back in touch. the wife and i would like to see about getting some cheese! you may remember my dad and me from the states!

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