The 13 km long Confederation Bridge spans the Northumberland Strait and took us to Prince Edward Island. The first thing I noticed after arriving on the island was how green the grass was. The second was the red soil.
Dusk was setting in so we made our way to nearby Summerside for the night. The wind howled and shook the van as we settled in.
The next morning we drove through Summerside. I was amused to see many of the red lights were square in shape and several amber ones were diamond shaped!
We drove to Linkletter Beach on Bedeque Bay before taking the Coastal Drive. A stop at the harbour in Mapleview led us to fishing shacks with piles of lobster traps and buoys behind them.
At Park Corner we saw the Anne of Green Gables Museum and a little farther on, in French River was the house Lucy Maude Montgomery was born in. History and scenic views in the same area!
We drove through Prince Edward National Park and then on to Charlottetown for the night.
The next morning it was raining so we decided not to explore Charlottetown on foot, but to take a drive to the other side of the island instead. Georgetown looked far away on the map but was only an hours drive. It was smaller than we expected and most tourist stops had closed for the season. We need up at Shoreline, an artesian shop with silver jewelry made on site. Peter, the owner was full of information on how his items were created and even took us into his work area to show us the the tools of his trade. It was very interesting and I did leave with a souvenir!
It had been raining hard all day and we decided to leave the island in the afternoon rather than wait until the next morning. We arrived at the ferry terminal expecting to wait two hours for the next sailing and instead were able to get on one that was boarding right away.
Prince Edward Island was a quick stop, added into an already full schedule so we didn’t have time to explore fully. If returning, I’d do it in the summer months before the Island closes so many attractions at the end of their tourist season.