Saturday, July 23, 2016

Prince Edward Island- Cavendish- July 18, 2016

We left Nova Scotia behind as we journeyed north to Prince Edward Island.  Actually, we had a small amount of our travels in New Brunswick before crossing the 8-mile bridge across the Northumberland Strait to P.E.I.  The town of Borden-Carleton was the Gateway to the Island.  We made a stop at this very welcoming site of souvenir shops, restaurants and information center and musicians playing .  We felt a difference in this province from other provinces we have been, in fact, we said it felt as if we had entered a different country, not just a province.

We continued north through P.E.I. to the resort town of Cavendish, a total of 154 miles today.  Beautiful country of fields of potatoes and grains, small towns and just peaceful, quiet appearing green countryside added to our feeling of a different provinces.  Cavendish is on the northern coast nearly centrally located.  After making a wrong turn (thanks to Tom’s navigator) and getting into and then out of a Provincial Park, we finally got to the Marco Polo Campground where we be staying for 3 days at least.  This province is small enough that we should be able to get around it from this location. 

Cavendish is the home of Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of “Anne of Green Gables”and other “Anne” books.  We drove around the area some this afternoon and found in the shops numerous dolls, books and other souvenirs related to these books.

The island is divided into 3 areas with Visitor Centers having maps that show  driving tours for these areas.  We plan to take these tours during the next 3 days.