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Day 9: The Isle of Potatoes

Posted by admin on August 31, 2013 in 2013 Cup Run |
Ocean to ocean in 9 days

We yet again woke up early, packed the van and headed off. Before leaving Fredericton we took a quick drive around the UNB campus. It’s quite an old campus, with a lot of bright red brick buildings.

From then we drove to PEI via the confederation bridge. At the beginning of the bridge we stopped to dip our feet in the ocean as we officially made it to the Atlantic ocean.

Ocean to ocean in 9 days

Ocean to ocean in 9 days

13 km bridge. Yep, that's long.

13 km bridge. Yep, that’s long.

Next stop was Charlottetown for lunch before continuing to the other side of PEI and hopping on a boat back to the mainland and Nova Scotia. Rolling into Halifax we found out that our sleeping plans had fallen through. After about an hour of trying to contact people we threw in the towel and started looking for places to camp. We drove through random unpopulated roads for a bit looking for a clearing to camp in. On one of the smaller roads, we pulled over next to a field to let someone pass. She rolled down her window, asking us if we were lost. We explained the situation, at which point she said, “Just camp on the field there, it’s my backyard”. Through dumb luck and a nice stranger we finally found a place to camp for the night.

Fun fact: PEI produces 25% of the potatoes for all of Canada.

-Doug

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