SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2016:

Today I drove 202 miles from Saint John, New Brunswick to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.


I checked into the Holiday Inn Express in Charlottetown for a two night stay.
Holiday Inn Express in Charlottetown

Watch the dash cam video below for details on today's journey.
Look for a hotel report on tonight's accommodations at the end of the video.

19 minute Road Report of today's journey.



MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016:

On Monday I took a 106 mile drive around Prince Edward Island.



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B: My first stop of the day was at the North Rustico Harbour.
North Rustico Harbour on Prince Edward Island

C: My next stop was at the nearby Cavendish Cliffs.
The Cavendish Cliff on Prince Edward Island

D: Green Gables, located in Cavendish in the Prince Edward Island National Park,
is a popular tourist destination. Each year hundreds of thousands of visitors
from around the world visit the site which inspired the setting for Lucy Maud
Montgomery to create her beloved tale of a red-haired orphan, Anne of Green Gables.
Anne of Green Gables House on Prince Edward Island

D: Pictured below is Anne's room.
Anne's room at Anne of Green Gables House on Prince Edward Island

D: Below is the barn at Green Gables Heritage Place.
Barn at Anne of Green Gables House on Prince Edward Island

E: The Birthplace of the esteemed authoress, Lucy Maud Montgomery,
is situated in the picturesque village of "Clifton", New London, PEI.
Lucy Maud Montgomery's Birthplace on Prince Edward Island

E: The scenic landscape of Prince Edward Island is breathtaking.
Scenic view on Prince Edward Island

E: Below is the bright and cheery French River Fishing Village.
Scenic View on Prince Edward Island

F: Princetown United Church in Malpeque.
Princetown United Church in Malpeque

Due to rain I didn't take any pictures of the Confederation Bridge when I crossed it yesterday.
G: Below is the Borden-Carleton Depot, Port Borden Range Front Light & Conferation Bridge.
Borden-Carleton Depot, Port Borden Range Front Light & Conferation Bridge

G: The Confederation Bridge joins the eastern Canadian provinces of Prince Edward Island
and New Brunswick, making travel throughout the Maritimes easy and convenient.
The curved, 8 mile long bridge is the longest in the world crossing ice-covered water.
Confederation Bridge on Prince Edward Island

Many lighthouses dot the landscape across Prince Edward Island.
H: The lighthouse below in the village of Victoria by the Sea is typical.
Lighthouse in Victoria by the Sea, Prince Edward Island

I: Below is Town Hall in the capitol city of Charlottetown.
Town Hall in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Watch the video below for all my activities on Prince Edward Island.

49 minute video of my drive around Prince Edward Island.

MY DAILY EMAIL SENT ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
Hello Everyone,

I didn't send anything yesterday because there was not much to report on. I woke up yesterday in Saint John, New Brunswick and had breakfast at my hotel. I set out about 9:00 with a 200 mile drive ahead of me. It was a nice sunny morning, but very cool, only about 45 degrees. My drive remained sunny and pleasant for the first 150 miles or so. In fact, the sun was shining when I began crossing the Confederation Bridge.



But by the time I had gotten to the other side, it had clouded over and was raining. The Confederation Bridge is a ten mile long bridge spanning the Abegweit Passage of the Northumberland Strait and connecting New Brunswick with Prince Edward Island. Both the picture above and below were actually taken today as the weather was too ugly yesterday.



I had lunch at a Tim Horton's at the welcome village and then went straight to my hotel in Charlottetown. Since the weather did not improve all day, I made it another football Sunday and stayed put for the rest of the day.

This morning after breakfast at the hotel I set out to explore the island. It was a mostly cloudy day but there were a few sunny periods. It was still quite cool. The first place I stopped was at the Cavendish Cliffs.



This is part of the Prince Edward Island National Park. It is a very pretty area. There is a nice pounding surf.



My next stop was in Cavendish itself at the iconic mythical home of the beloved character, Anne of Green Gables.



I was able to walk through the house which was furnished with authentic period furnishings. Below is Anne's room.



It was a beautiful farm. Since the book was fiction there is nothing real here. But everything was done as it was described in the book. Below is the barn.



I also visited the birth place of the local author Lucy Maud Montgomery.



I spent the day driving all around the scenic island. Below is some of the scenic splendor I encountered today.



I visited several small towns along the coast, and they all had a harbor that looked very similar to the one you see below.



It was a fun day. This was the only Canadian province that I had not been to yet. It is a very pretty island. Below is a church in the village of Malpeque.



When I got back to the hotel I had to do laundry. I had been putting it off for days. I had to do it today or start wearing dirty clothes. I'm now getting ready to watch the first presidential debate. I will write more soon.

Tim




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