Canada Road Trip - Prince Edward Island
This was our first view of the Confederation bridge over to PEI. WOW. It is 12.9 kms (8 miles) long. We stopped and did a small hike along a trail below it to get a different view. Pretty amazing and hard to fathom when you think about how long this thing really is!
We spent our first night in Summerside. Walked everywhere, took in the sights, especially in this cute section called Spinnaker’s Landing with all the colorful buildings and neat shops.
This is the monument which represents the official birthplace of the Trans Canada Trail. It’s found in Summerside.
And of course, yummy lobster for great prices are to be found everywhere. We certainly indulged a few times.
We drove the entire coastal route. From Summerside, we drove up Hwy 11, to Hwy 2, to Hwy 14 , to the Western tip, then the Northern Tip, and then East to Cavendish Beach. We stopped at many points and attractions. Too many to list. This is the West Point lighthouse and cedar dunes. We took a walk along the beach. Due to the time of year, there weren’t many people around. I absolutely loved the solitude.
There are many small picturesque fishing villages along the way.
Then on to Cavendish beach. We went for a log walk along the boardwalks and the beach. Here there were still quite a few people enjoying the last few days of sunshine, letting the kids play and build sandcastles. Some were brave enough to swim. Not me, thanks!
We stopped at Greenwich Provincial Park and did a beautiful hike. I loved the dunes here and the boardwalk through the marsh. So peaceful and beautiful.
At Basin Head Provincial Park and Singing Sands area we came upon this fun place where young and old were diving off the bridge and the two piers. The current was so strong in the channel, it would carry them down into the lagoon and they were just doing this, over and over. We stood for quite a while watching and were quite envious as we did not have anything to swim in. We would have been all over this fun!
Seafood was our food staple while in PEI for the entire 3 days. Chowder, mussels, lobster and of course, delicious fresh oysters. I couldn’t get enough of it.
We spent 1 night in Charlottetown and then drove to the eastern tip of the island catching more sights along the way. Our last night, we stayed in Montague, at LANES RIVERHOUSE INN & COTTAGES. It was very pretty there and we had a beautiful view of the river & and took in more seafood for dinner that night.
We took the ferry back across from Wood Island.
It was only 70 minutes and took us to Pictou, NS. AND THEN ON TO OUR NEXT LEG OF THE JOURNEY. HELLO NOVA SCOTIA!