Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Charlottetown
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This morning we boarded the short ferry to Prince Edward Island and after a stop at the Visitor Center, we decided to first tour the eastern portion of the island. We stopped for lunch in Montague, a small fishing village, and had our first haddock which seems to be the fish offered here on the "Island" (as they call it). We could see that the road ahead was more of the same, pretty ...
... colors dotted with barns and farmhouses.
The most distinct and unusual color here is the famous red dirt of PEI which creates spectacular contrasts when it borders the luscious green grasses and golden crops around it. Strangely enough, this laid back farming island with its red accents reminded us of the scenery in Uganda where the same colorful natural contrasts were ...
... was to the Harbour, in summer, a busy lively place full of, working boats, children, hustle, bustle and tourists from the many cruise ships docking, but in the winter guess what? Frozen! We could only get so far along before it was pure ice and turned back, we even saw men with chainsaws trying to cut through the ice and getting nowhere fast. The sky's were blue and the sun out so we didn’t mind it was still stunning.
Today we are in Canada's smallest province and it's smallest provincial capital - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
In the morning, we took a taxi (there's a taxi stand just outside the cruise terminal) to a local quilt store for Beulah to peruse (Helen doesn't quilt but she sews). While they were shopping, Andy & I walked to Province House - the birthplace of Confederation. In Sept, 1864, 23 politicians from the British Colonies of PEI, Nova ...
... we started our scenic drive but cutting across the island from Charlottetown to the East Coast seaside town of Georgetown. Georgetown sits on the mouth of Brudenell River at Cardigan Bay and was established as a settlement in Kings County, or Royalty as it use to be known back then, in 1768. The settlement's street pattern was only surveyed at this time and building did not commence until around the 1830s. By the 1870s Georgetown was linked to the capital Charlottetown and the town ...