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Maritime Vacation Post 2 
30th-Jul-2009 11:21 am
Warning: More vacation pics ahead


Provincial Flags for Confederation Bridge which connects New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island

Flags for Confederation Bridge which connects the province of New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island


Confederation Bridge connects Prince Edward Island with New Brunswick. It's 8 miles long and used to be the longest bridge in the world but now is the 2nd longest. It opened to traffic in 1997, costing 1 billion dollars to build.

In the old days, it took 3 hours to go by ferry from PEI to New Brunswick. Now it takes 8-12 minutes. Only vehicle traffic is allowed on the bridge because the strong Atlantic winds makes it too dangerous for pedestrians.

The building of the bridge was highly debated and was finally decided by plebiscite on January 18, 1988. Prince Edward Islanders voted 59.4 per cent in favour of building the bridge.

Confederation Bridge between Prince Edward Island to Nova Scotia, 8 miles long, used to be the longest bridge in the world but now is the 2nd longest; it opened to traffic in 1997, costing 1 billion dollars to build


Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean



Largest lobster in the world in Shediac. Well, actually, it's just a statue.
Largest lobster in the world in Shediac


Potato farms, one of the main industries of Prince Edward Island; the earth there is a rich red.
Potato farms, one of the main industries of Prince Edward Island; the earth there is a rich red


One of the most famous residents of PEI is Lucy Maud Montgomery who wrote a series of children's novels, the most famous of which was Anne of Green Gables. Anne's world was recreated as it was described in the novels, with period furnishings.

“I am well in body although considerable rumpled up in spirit, thank you ma'am.”
“I'm not a bit changed--not really. I'm only just pruned down and branched out. The real ME--back here--is just the same.”
One of the most famous residents of PEI is Lucy Maud Montgomery who wrote a series of children's novels, the most famous of which was Anne of Green Gables. Anne's world was recreated as it was described in the novels, with period furnishings.


Anne of Green Gables - kitchen
Anne of Green Gables - kitchen area


Anne of Green Gables - bedroom
Anne of Green Gables - bedroom


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One of the primary industries of PEI is lobster trapping.
Lines of lobster traps along the dock.
Lines of lobster traps


Close up of lobster trap
Close up of lobster trap


Designed so that most lobsters can crawl in to get the fish left as bait, but not crawl out again. The small rectangular door is so that lobsters under a pound can escape the trap.
Designed so that the lobster can crawl in to get the fish left as bait, but not crawl out again


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Lobster boat
Lobster boat


Typical home on Prince Edward Island
Typical home on Prince Edward Island


Prince Edward Island provincial legislature building
Prince Edward Island legislature


Loyalist Inn in Summerside, PEI, where we had our first lobster dinner and stayed for the night
Loyalist Inn in Summerside, PEI, where we had our first lobster dinner

Seafood chowder
seafood chowder


Bucket o' mussels. Of course, the bucket was full and they kept coming when we were finished. We were worried that we wouldn't have room for the main course.
Bucket o' mussels


First lobster dinner
First lobster dinner





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Comments 
30th-Jul-2009 04:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks for those - I just love the whole Anne series - great to see those pictures.
31st-Jul-2009 12:15 am (UTC)
LMM was a wonderful writer.
31st-Jul-2009 07:49 am (UTC)
Mum had the books as pressies in the 40s ... and I read them as a teen, and we both still re-read them.
30th-Jul-2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
Wonderful pics! I can't say which are my favorites, they're all interesting (I love the stove in the Green Gables house- the 'warming area' is such a great idea.)
31st-Jul-2009 12:15 am (UTC)
It was a great trip.
30th-Jul-2009 04:15 pm (UTC)
Mussels are good, I don't think I've ever eaten lobster, but crab is tasty.

Good pics, just the sort of detail I like to see in life.
31st-Jul-2009 12:15 am (UTC)
More to come... ;)
30th-Jul-2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
Anne's recreated house is wonderful, and her bedroom is just how I imagined it. I should reread those books.

Ah, the attraction of Really Big Things!
31st-Jul-2009 12:17 am (UTC)
I knew her books were popular but outside of Canada, I'd never realized how widespread they had become.
31st-Jul-2009 12:04 am (UTC)
Lovely pics. The Green Gables house is wonderful. I love those gorgeous little floor rugs.

Now I really like lobster, but only in small servings because I find it very rich. Was the chowder, the mussel bucket and the lobster all part of the one meal?
31st-Jul-2009 12:14 am (UTC)
Yes, all of those were part of the same meal. Plus there was a baked potato. Suffice it to say, I was extremely full by the end.
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