Footloose Kolmans travel blog

Wednesday 62106

We slept well last night, I guess we were more tired than we realized. I awoke, fixed coffee and decided to let Anne stay in bed a while longer. I watched the DVD about the building of the Cofederation Bridge and finally woke Anne up. The weather does not look good. In fact, we have already had one shower. I hope it clears up. Weather report predicts gradual clearing. I hope it hurries. Second cup of coffee is as good as the first. Rained hard for a while but it has stopped and the sun is back out. We are going to get out and tour the West end of the Island this morning We will go to the East end in several days to take the Ferry to Pictou, NS. We changed our plans a little. Tour the middle "Blue Heron Route" instead of the extreme West end. First we went North to Brackley Beach. This was our first view of the North Atlantic at the Gulf of St' Lawrence. We drove to the end of the beach, picked up a discarded fishing float and then returned to the BH Route. Villages and Harbors including Cymbria, Rustico, Rusticoville, North Rustico, Then Cavendish. At Cavendish, we toured the famous "House of Green Gables". This is the supposed inspiration for the book "Anne of Green Gables" written by L. M. Montgomery. She is considered a National Treasure by the people of Prince Edward Island. When we left Cavendish, we started to again visit small villages and harbors. They included Bayview, Stanley Bridge, New London, Springbrook, French River, Park Corner, Sea View, Darnley, Malpeque, Hamilton, Indian River, and finally, Kensington. We stopped and toured the old Train Station & Visitor's Center before moving on to Southern part of the route. This carried us back again to the vicinity of the Confederation Bridge where we attempted to take as many pictures as possible. After watching the DVD about the building of the bridge, seeing it again meant even more than it did before when we drove over it. The rest of the Route carried us through many more Villages and Harbors, too many to list. We returned to Charlottetown, Hungry and looking for somewhere to eat. We went back to the neighborhood diner named "The Maid Marian Diner" and proceeded to enjoy a wonderful, but cheap, dinner.We could not resist the special for the day which was a smothered burger with fries. Gravy on everything plus vegetables and cole slaw. The bill was $10.68 with the tip. Again, we have found where the locals eat. That usually is a success and again, it was.Very tired. We had covered more than 200 miles. We enjoyed every moment of it. The views and the colors are so vibrant as to be unbelievable. You would have to see it to understand.

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