We took a few days out last weekend and headed to Prince Edward Island for a 3-day tour around the island, which for those of you who don´t know Canada is a charming province just off the coast of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. PEI is a much-loved vacation spot for many people, whether you´re into lobster, beaches, golf or just beautiful scenery. While we were there, we recorded our latest show, which talks about our experiences with rail trails in Quebec, New Brunswick and PEI and features an interview with a volunteer trail patroler on PEI, who we met on the road.Frank is a friendly fellow who, in addition to telling us about PEI and its bike paths, also gave some advice on how to deal with bears, in a story passed on from a couple cyclists who encountered one in Alaska. Thank goodness you don´t have to worry about bears on PEI!
You Are Viewing Prince Edward Island
Getting a early start to the day we headed back to the catch the trail, stopping at a local bakery for some snacks and a quick coffee. Once on the trail we started to make good time, stopping and meeting a trail warden, who we interviewed.
After finnally getting back to Borden, and across the bridge, which cost 8$ to cross with a bike each. Having left my helmet on the shuttle, we needed to wait for the return shuttle. This did delay our leaving, Cape Jourimain.
Having not totally enjoyed the trip to the Bridge, on the outward leg, we decided to take a different return route back. Up to Shemogue on the coastal route, then headed on the back roads to Sackville via Midgic. We rolled up, as it was just getting dark. A very long day; and the furthest day we’ve done to this point.
A short day’s ride to New Glasgow mostly on the Rail Trail. Getting off the trail at Hunter River and following road, route 13, up to New Glasgow. Where we setup at the Highland Campgroud site, letting the tent dry out, and having a bit to eat. We then left for North Rustico, for a great afternoon readed on the shore. Afterwhich we attended the “New Glasgow Lobster Suppers“ for a great meal. Followed by a small ride up the hill back to the camp site.
After just a few days of rest, we had the idea to get on the road for a quick trip to the Island, since the weather looks pretty good for the week-end. We ended up taking the NB Trail again, from Sackville to Port Elgin, where the trail started to deteriorate badly and where forced off onto the mnain road. Just before Port Elgin we stopped to take some pictures of the salt water marshes.
The route 16 to the Confederation Bridge, was a bit busy but it was managable. We had to wait at the NB Tourist office, for a lift over the bridge. It was very windy on the other side, a few time almost going sideways, instead of ahead, but once on the old Rail Trail we where able to go forward. Setting up the tent near Kinkora on the trail, just before a heavy rain storm.