Posted by: TheAuthor | 04/10/2011

Day 22 – Prince Edward Island

Our only day available to explore Prince Edward Island was spent driving around towards the eastern side of the island. It was also Team Roxanne’s (Dave and Lucy’s) final full day with us, after leaving PEI tomorrow morning they will be heading in their own direction leaving Team Kevin alone in the Canadian adventure.

On our way to East point lighthouse we made a stop at Greenwich, PEI National Park. From here we took a leisurely stroll along the coastal paths, that were actually working farmland until the 1980’s but predated a further 10,000 years allegedly. A beautiful bay provided great viewing as we walked, until we came to an inlet marshland (beaver dams included!) bordered with sand dunes and woodland.

Crossing the boardwalk we rose up and over the sand dunes and entered another beautiful beach (or a bad one if you spoke to our resident Australians). None the less, spectacular for English standards and I was very happy to see it.

The eastern most point, including the lighthouse, was fairly disappointing for viewing purposes but still good to say we had been there. So after a short break here, we continued our drive along the coast this time south as we couldn’t go any further east. After breaking for lunch we all decided to head back and cook a final social meal, a cooked breakfast on an open fire, before splitting up in the morning.

We had numerous issues with a resident fox scouting for our food as we prepared for the evening, the first thing to go astray was a whole loaf of bread owned by Falk. We spent the rest of the time ushering this pest animal away whenever we saw him, Dave even went so far as to chase him all the way back to his den.

As the fire began to die, Dave and myself noted that we were running short of wood. Opting for a final ‘Operation Cobra’, see previous entry, we went on the hunt for wood and triumphed. However, taking things a step further (as I explained the parts of a swiss army knife and seeing the saw) we decided to see if we could saw a branch in half. The saw blade, 2 inches long nearly, verses a 8 inch thick log. After fighting for 57 minutes with a saw and trying to bend it to snap it we finally broke through, a great achievement for our final night together.

Trip Statistics:

Tim Horton’s stops – 8

Kilometres driven – 318km

Total distance driven – 7194km

Car faults – Found out Speedometer is inaccurate by 10kph

– Speakers starting to refuse to operate

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