Here are some uncategorized thoughts about our trip so far,

Roads:  winters are hard up here and the roads are often pretty rough.  But what is peculiar is that there will be a mile or so of rough road followed by a newly paved stretch or perhaps just a stretch that is patched.  None of it lasts very long.  We came to the conclusion that repairs were made just according to what money was available at the time.

Georgetown Inn, Georgetown, P.E.I.:  great place for a honeymoon. We had a huge room (“Captain’s”) with lots of old furniture.  It is run by pretty Dawn and chef Joel; Alie makes the best carrot-ginger soup in the world, but Joel comes in second.  Breakfast was included; I had smoked salmon eggs benedict with a freshly made hollandaise sauce!

Light:  we are fairly far north on Atlantic time.  Sunrise was 5:30 a.m. and sunset at 8:55 but it was very light long before and after those times.

From what we have seen, P.E.I. is more “organized” than either New Brunswick or Nova Scotia.  Prehaps it is because the land is not as hilly; the fields seemed straighter; Alie says “even the weeds are

P.E.I. dandelions

neater.”  Alie would like to go back to a cottage on the north shore for a couple of weeks to do nothing but read.  Ray would like to spend more time wandering the streets of Charlottetown.


Temperatures:  I can get used to metric distance measures (and I probably drive slower when the speed limit is 90 km than 55 mph) but I really prefer Fahrenheit temperatures to Celsius.  The former allows for more nuances.  A greater problem, however, is that up here they seem to think 65-68 degrees is normal room temperature.  Both the Quality Inn in Summerside and the Georgetown Inn had turned off the heat for the summer season!


About ralietravels

Ray and Alie (Ralie) are a retired couple who love to travel. Even during our working years, we squeezed a trip in whenever we could, often when we had to stretch the budget to do so. We have been fortunate to vacation in all 50 states, all the provinces of Canada and one territory and a little more than 50 countries. We like to drive, but we particularly love to travel back roads to find unusual sights, people, and experiences.
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