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We headed out this morning for Pictou, NS as a jumping off point for another ferrry ride to Prince Edward Island.
It was a pretty straight forward drive mostly down roads we had been on, so the trip was uneventful.
We arrived at the park and got settled in and made plans as to how we would all get out and to the port around seven in the morning as ...
... and islands are visible along the entire length, and vendors and restaurants, both large and small, are scattered along the walkway. The last of the WWII convoy escort corvettes sits in the harbor and many historic buildings remain. Also located here are the Maritime Museum and Pier 21, the gateway into Canada for one million immigrants.
We worked up an appetite with all our walking and were ...
... door is our final destination The Lionstone Inn. Let Richard do the negotiating and instead of having a standard motel room we ending up with a 600 square self contained new cottage for $100.00 cash. It is a really lovely modern cottage it might be by the main road to Pictou but once inside you don't hear the traffic and the wall heaters keep it lovely and warm.
Went into the little town of Pictou to the ATM at the Royal Bank but ...
... kids wanted to go to the beach and look for shells, crabs, beach glass and sand dollars. So dad and the kids took off, while Mom stayed behind to relax. After a full morning of collecting, playing in the waves and adventuring, they claimed today as "the best day ever!!".
This family time together has been priceless. Generally, the kids have gotten along so well. I love to see the wonder and excitement in their eyes over every ...
... see on the road was on the ferry. I was surprised but I thought it was really neat that a ferry could carry that much tonnage!
I hung around next to the bike while the ferry got underway. I wanted to see it pull out and get some photos of PEI from the ferry. Once the ferry was clear of the harbor, I double-checked the tie-downs and locks and made my way upstairs to the passenger lounge.
The passenger lounge ...