Cream of the Crop (Travel Theme: Cream)

This scene of the early morning rays of sunshine lighting up the dandelion heads across a field in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, will stay with me forever. Such a glorious image to leave the island with.

 

This memory is definitely the cream of the crop when remembering our overnight stay on Prince Edward Island (pun very much intended, lol). Cream is this week’s Travel Theme Challenge from Where’s My Backpack.

 

 

 

Field of Dreams (Silent Saturday)

 

Field of Dreams

Blizzards in Prince Edward Island

Having heard the weather warnings for America’s east-coast on Monday morning, it was no surprise by day’s end the east-coast of Canada was also being included.

Blizzards hit Prince Edward Island Tuesday and are expected to hit again Saturday just as the clean-up from the first blizzard is completed.

It’s so hard to imagine what this tiny province is going through right now as I look back at our photo from last October of Northumberland Strait, the expanse of water between Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.

Northumberland Strait

Oddly, we were expecting the current weather conditions then, not the beautiful clear skies that were bestowed upon for the 24 hours we visited the island.

Not that I wish blizzards upon us here but one or two TRILLION snowflakes wouldn’t go astray. Please… “mum, how much longer?”

Confederation Bridge

When planning our holiday to Eastern Canada we were torn between visiting Prince Edward Island (PEI) and New Brunswick, when a friend mentioned they would go back to PEI if only to cross Confederation Bridge.

Hmmm, the wheels began turning, a tad more googling and voila. Guess what we were crossing for a meal of fresh lobster?!

If we were in any doubt as to whether or not we were approaching the bridge, the signs certainly were there to let us to know we were getting close, lol! 🙂

Approaching Confederation Bridge

The lobster, or ANY of the seafood for that matter, did NOT disappoint and after spending the night at a quaint B&B in Charlottetown, we headed back to Moncton Airport, New Brunswick the only way we could… VIA Confederation Bridge.

Heading back over Confederation Bridge to New Brunswick

Confederation Bridge opened back in May 1997, replacing the existing ferry service between the provinces of Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. This 8 mile long curved bridge is the longest in the world crossing ice-covered water.

Now, as to when we’ll be going back for that delightfully sweet lobster… “mum, how much longer?”

Past Beauty still Standing

After driving past all the plowed potato fields of Prince Edward Island (the McCain’s factory which I can only assume was for oven-fries, was NOT lost on me I assure you!), it was to those areas of land NOT tended that I found myself drawn.

Shed along the way in Prince Edward Island

Oddly, these parcels of land all seemed to have a structure of sorts that although still standing, from all appearances had not been used for the longest time. I wonder if they’ll ever be used again and if so… “mum, how much longer?”

Twilight upon Prince Edward Island – Wordless Wednesday

Evening Skies on our way to Charlottetown, PEI