Quality Inn & Suites Garden of the Gulf
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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 ...
... of the basin which is part of the Nova Scotia side of the Bay of Fundy. Almost every bigger river in Nova Scotia appears to be tidal.
Now, here on Prince Edward Island, it's quite green but still has big patches of snow in places. Lots and lots of farming for sure as there are many spans of rich, red earth being prepped for planting. When I think of Prince Edward Island I think potatoes, Anne of Green Gables, and maybe the Confederation Bridge.
... 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, ...
... kept for the most part. There are lots of massive front lawns (Bob says they must love their riding mowers) and lots of houses have star ornaments on them. I think it has something to do with Acadians? Many yards also have lobster traps and large boats in them.
We finally made our way to North Cape. As we approached the cape we could see wind turbines in the distance and then then when we arrived we saw them almost in the ...
Time at home has included building a snow cave with the neighbours - Evan and Ellen and also doing some sledding with Rainy. The sledding was great fun as we have quite a large hill that goes down into the lake so we started up there and slid down. Emily thought she saw a deer today but we are not sure. The only wildlife that we have spotted so far has been birdlife. Some of the birds feeding in the trees around us include Chickadees, Bluejays ...