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PEI in a day

A visit and a change of plans

Our stay at the Indian Point B & B Motel was like staying with family. Homemade bread and jam with a view of the water. Add to that a rare tailwind for the morning as Bryan maintained an easy 35kmph over the 27km to meet me at the Confederation Bridge. He was in big ring all the time which hasn't happened very often. Since bikes aren't allowed on the bridge, he hopped into the car but afterwards continued another 56km into Charlottetown. However, a guy in a truck offered to take Bryan over the bridge, not knowing that he had a ride waiting.

I met Bryan at 1:30 when he had stopped for dinner at the Magic Wok.....4 plates heaped and then dessert! He had gone through steady rain but was enjoying the food and was still pumped about the wind push. We met friends of Tannis and Rich Kamminski, Kevin, Margaret and Ellen Whittrow, at their house near downtown. We had a good visit and Kevin rode with Bryan out of the city after a personal tour of some downtown landmarks.

The next leg, from Charlottetown to Wood Island featured a strong crosswind until the returned tailwind the last 15 km but the sun had finally decided to make an appearance. Meanwhile, I took a mini-tour off road to the Point Prim lighthouse, the only one made of brick on the island. Great view from the top! Bryan arrived at the information centre at 7:00, just in time to get into the line for the 8:00 ferry crossing. Total today: 151km .

Of note: -first day with much sunshine in the past week of rain.
-ditches filled with lupins of all shades
-the surprise of hills on the island
-lush, lush expanses of mowed acres
-beautiful old homes, carefully maintained
-red soil and potato fields

We stayed in Pictou, Nova Scotia at cute motel just past the ferry landing. Two more provinces conquered and two to go. I booked the ferry passage for Newfoundland. Our plans to go to St. John's have changed based on our time frame and the ferry times. We'll head for Cornerbrook instead.

Posted by Janet Akre 04:04

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