Island Hopping

Yesterday we left Cape Breton Island and made our way back to mainland Nova Scotia before crossing briefly into New Brunswick and across the 13 km Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island, the smallest province in Canada.  It is a complete contrast from the rugged highlands of Cape Breton to the gently undulating country and pastoral vistas of Prince Edward Island.

We are staying in one place for 5 nights which is bliss, especially when it is as pretty as this.

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The view from the back deck of Malpeque Bay.  We have an identical view from the upstairs bedroom.  Last night I lay in bed with the scent of the ocean blowing in the window.

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Today we toured much of the North Cape coastal drive and saw lighthouses.  From left to right they are North Cape, West Point and Cape Egmont.  The West Point lighthouse was open to the public and contained some interesting history and we were able to climb right to the top.

Wind farms – the one on the left is the research facility at North Cape  while the other is closer to West Point and this is just a few of the towers in that group.

And the parsonage where Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of the Anne of Green Gables novels, boarded during her first teaching appointment.  We did not go into the museum but it is very pretty.

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The 2 things that I wanted to see and do here were to see some of the lighthouses and the sights relating to Anne of Green Gables.  Most of the Anne attractions are in a different part of the island so I will see those another day.


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