From Harbourville to PEI

It has been 15 days since we left Harbourville and we have not updated our blog. We have been busy!! Harbourville to Pictou overnight with a rush to the ferry in fear that the windy weather forecast would arrest the ferry crossing of Northumberland Strait. We spent a day walking about Charlottetown and prepping for cycling the Confederation Trail with the logistical assistance of George Larter (peibikeshuttleservice.com), who dropped us off at the trail head, picked us up at the trail’s end and allowed us to park our van on his property.

Four days and 250 kms on the Confederation Trail staying at B&Bs each night. We really enjoyed the opportunity for physical activity and surveying the terrain of PEI. We had absolutely perfect weather.

On the morning of our last day I noticed that a wheel bearing on our little trailer (Burley Travoy) was shot. Our host at Water’s Edge B&B in Mt.Stewart insisted that we proceed and he would try to get our trailer repaired. While we were enjoying our trailer less bike ride he had driven into Charlottetown and had the bearing replaced.

We then spent 4 days at a very nice campground in PEI National Park, Cavendish, on the North shore of PEI. Cavendish was the home of Lucy Maude Montgomery, the creator of Anne of Green Gables. Green Gables is drawn from the life of LMM and Cavendish.

The N. shore of PEI is lined with sand dunes interrupted with bays and inlets – very interesting and very pretty. We really enjoyed PEI.

[I have dated this post Sept.25, that’s when most of it was written but today is Oct.3 and we have spent time in Cape Breton and are now in Acadia National Park, Maine.]

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