The rain has stopped and the flood waters have receded from the campground, so today I said farewell to Nova Scotia and boarded the ferry for Prince Edward Island. We had gusty winds today which made the drive to the ferry depot a wrestling match with the steering wheel. While waiting in line to board the ferry, the bus was rocking from side to side in the wind and I thought I would get seasick before I ever got on the water. The ferry ride was a bit bumpy but I managed to make the voyage without any problems.
Camping in one of PEI’s Provincial Parks tonight. The park is not far from the ferry terminal and I can see the Wood Islands Lighthouse across the water from the beach in front of my site. Out my windshield I have a beautiful vista of the rocky coastline and the sparkling blue water of the Northumberland Strait. The sound of waves crashing on the shore will lull me to sleep.
After getting the motorhome set up I drove back down the main highway in search of someplace to eat dinner. Although this is one of the main arteries on the island, the area it traverses is very rural with few businesses anywhere. About ten miles down the road I came upon a small grocery store/gas station and ended up buying a frozen dinner to take home and cook. On the way back to the park I noticed the turn-off to Point Prim and detoured down the road. I was chasing a gorgeous sunset all the way to the end of the peninsula and caught the afterglow at the lighthouse there. Built in 1845, the Point Prim Lighthouse is the oldest on Prince Edward Island and the only round brick lighthouse in all of Canada. The light is still active, although it has been fully automated since 1969.
As darkness descended I returned to the Provincial Park for dinner and bedtime. Winding my way through the campground I was treated to the sight of a large red fox darting across the road and through the trees. Tomorrow I will tour the eastern coast of the island.