Thursday, August 2:Today was our day to “drive around the island”, but I’m afraid we didn’t make it too far. While PEI is a mere 40 miles wide by 140 miles long, there are many diversions that draw one off the beaten track. The island is divided into 4main driving routes, so we decided to take the North Cape Coastal Route first (and last). We soon discovered that PEIis a veritable “tourist haven”, with no end of theme parks, attractions, parks, restaurants and gift shops. It was abeautiful leisurely drive as we worked our way up to the cape, with seascapes and rolling farmland, dotted with bluffsof trees making an idyllic combination. The red soil is striking and the flat terrain is reminiscent of the prairies – lotsof wind but little dust. Maybe it is the ocean winds that make the difference.
posted Thursday August 2007