Rains drove us out of Fundy across NB to Moncton’s Magnetic Hill…we don’t want to talk about this site and neither does our trailer…let’s just say the magnet did not work on the gate closure!!! Drove straight to Confederation Bridge, crossed the 13 kms over the Gulf of St Lawrence to sunny PEI. We settled at PEI’s National Park, Stanhope campground across the street from a gorgeous red sand-duned beach. PEI is noted for agriculture (potatoes, wheat & corn), fishing (mmm lobsters) and tourism. (that’s us) We cycled 76 km through rich farmlands, rolling hills via roads, the Gulf Shore Parkway and the PEI Confederation Trail, which runs the island, 270 km tip to tip. PEI’s cycling groups have done an astounding, stellar job using abandoned rail beds to complete this well signed multi-use trail…we’re very impressed. Loved the dew- kissed, clover carpets, golden leaves, wild flowers, berry loaded mountain ash trees as well as the many refreshing smells along the trails. Many beautiful heron filled marshlands were evident as we explored this beautiful island through serene rural landscapes. In addition, there saw a vast amount of cottage industry townships. We also cruised the narrow, colorful, historical streets of the quaint seaside city of Charlottetown. Did we stop for chowder at an Irish Pub?....maybe!
|Narrow Charlottetown streets|
|High winds coming in|