Quality Inn & Suites Garden of the Gulf
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... major" highways. We saw the west side of PEI National Park, some beautiful lighthouses, beautiful cottages and homes dropped in the green fields. The soil here is a ruddy red color because it has high levels of iron that when exposed to air it turns red. They are famous for the potatoes they grow here and we planned to buy some to try. Wouldn't you know that those accommodating islanders left some out for us to pick up and take for free. As we were rounding a ...
... the story of the expulsion of the Acadians. Speaking of which, Denis thinks I should throw questions into these blogs so -- What year did they exile the Acadians? I am still in awe of what they accomplished in Grand Pre in 1680 or so-- they took 1000 acres of marshland, built dykes around it, desalinized the land and started using the land for farming.
We took the longer route to follow more around the Minas Basin and see more big tidal rivers ...
... a day in 75 groups of four. We did the mental math and it sounds like a pretty lucrative business. It's a short season though - I think only two months and it's over at the end of June.
We went further down the road and saw a sign for the PEI Dirt Shirt Company. They offered "free factory tours". What it amounted to was a guy with a pile of red dirt, a shovel, a hose, a cement mixer, ...
... laptop. I have to email the photos I want to use for the blog from the laptop to the iPad and for that I need the Internet. Also to publish the entries I need the Internet. It's a technology intensive process! I camped out on a table at the info centre for what seemed like a long time. Bob waited patiently but the day was getting away from us so I cut it a bit short and we headed back out. By now the day was getting pretty hot.
... all warm again and ready to fish. The smelt come in with the tides and so it is often a bit of a waiting game. We sprinkled oatmeal into the water to try to attract them. You also use danglers which are like lures to try to attract them to your hole. To catch a smelt fish you have to spear them.
Spearing them takes some practice but once you get the hang of it, it is quite fun. They are long wooden spears with a prong on the end which you must spear into the middle of ...