|Our first view of PEI from the ferry|
|Lunch Counter turned charging station|
|Entertainment at it's Best|
Why? because it's local
Our ride on the Northumberland Ferries Ltd. Confederation, literally oozed charm. The 75 minute route runs between Wood Islands, PEI and Caribou, NS. Running approximately every 3 hours, the cost of a return trip for the average passenger vehicle is $70CA. Outdoor viewing decks offer a great opportunity to walk around the ship and take in beautiful views of the Northumberland Straight. While we didn't see any ourselves, we were told it's quite common to spot seals and porpoises, not to mention, it's a fantastic way to relax and enjoy the crossing. July through September passengers will be entertained by local artists from Eastern PEI and Pictou County, NS. On our return trip, we were serenaded by a full on country singer/songwriter with plenty of stories to share. If we were looking for something sweet to snack on, we even had the opportunity to sample a number of local jams and jellies. What could be more 'down home' than that? While perhaps not as luxurious as the ferries travelling from the Mainland Vancouver to the Island, there are certainly enough conveniences, including PEI's infamous Cows Ice Cream, to provide for a comfortable and enjoyable journey.
|Children Crabbing. . . Don't Think They are Big |
Enough to Eat But it's Still Fun!
|Children +Quiet Horses +Well Managed Supervised Riding, |
including Trails = Excellent Vacation
|Brudenell River Provincial Park|
I also learned about the 300km Confederation Trail. Nearly flat due to its origins as a railway line, its finely crushed gravel surface makes it very easy to negotiate both by foot or bicycle. As it passes through villages and towns, trekkers have a chance to stop, shop, have a snack and dine out. In winter, the trail is turned over to snowmobilers, making an excellent tip-to-tip network that even connects to several motels for door-to-door adventure. Confederation Trail offers unlimited opportunities for nature lovers, artists, historians, photographers, berry pickers, birders and anyone looking for a nice quiet place to spread a blanket for an afternoon picnic.
At the end of the day, don't forget to stop for a moment and take in the spectacular sunset.
So there you have it; I've barely scratched the surface of this beautiful little Province. No mention of beaches, art galleries, museums, vineyards, or festivals and other events to take it. Perhaps now you understand why I need to go back!