Friday, July 26, 2013

Made it to Cavendish, PEI (Prince Edward Island)

Arrived late in the day.   Another one of those 7 hour days which was supposed to be 3 hours according to Google Maps

It started early in Pocologan, NB with an early rise to try and catch the morning sun but there was too much cloud cover


The sun is behind those clouds


It is an hour later now and just starting to show some light behind those angry clouds


There is a nice view of the Bay of Fundy from our deck but there is a chill in the air


We have breakfast in a neat cafe somewhere we can't remember


Here is a view riding the Confederation Bridge from NB to PEI.  There is no toll driving into PEI, but you have to pay a toll to leave


a one handed self-portrait  "riding the Confederation Bridge" .   On the other side there is a cross-section of the bridge construction


and my first PEI sunset as we were walking for dinner  ( Yes, walking and my legs aren't used to it )


Torrential rains are keeping us inside for now and not looking good for the next few days


23 comments:

  1. Would love to ride into PEI on the swing back east. Thanks for the sneak peek.

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    1. Steve:

      so many places to see and not enough time. You are doing it right, wished I had a way to make income while on the road. I would join you

      still hoping to meet "on the road"

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  2. The accommodations don't look like you were really "roughing it". Also interesting that you have to pay to get off the island, but not on.

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    1. Canajun:

      that was a splurge. Not really worth the price except for the view. Need to dry the camping stuff

      You have to pay for the ferry both ways, something like $38. each way not sure about the price for the bike

      the bridge is $48. to leave but nothing to ride over. Bikes are $17.75

      If we don't have the funds then we would be "stuck" (wink) here

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  3. Nice to see the island again Bob, as you know, one of my favorite places....hope your time there is good!

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    1. Coop

      trying to sightsee but the weather is not co-operation. Heavy rains this morning and rivers of water on the road. Not riding weather

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  4. Bob, I miss you guys. I still haven't undone all my traveling preparations. I still have the large windscreen on including all the bugs from the trip, gear is on the floor in the office, and the tent is hanging from the ceiling in the garage to dry out. It's been dry for a few days now, but it's still hanging.

    The weather here took a turn, it was downright chilly for a few days but now summer seems to be returning. I'm sure that the nicer weather will shift your way soon. It's the law of averages. There had to be a price to pay for that heat wave.

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    1. David:

      I am only starting on week 3 of my 6 week riding vacation. Have to expect bad weather once in a while. Hot and humid today

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  5. Glad you made it to PEI, quite the accomplishment on two wheels.

    Sounds like you two mild be hold up for a day or two with that weather. Did you bring a deck of cards with you?

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    1. Trobairitz:

      This Island is larger than you can imagine. Lots of roads and takes a long time to get anywhere

      can't come all this way and then hide because it rains . . .

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  6. Congrats Bob Not bad at all you done really good this trip and Look forward to the reading and photo's as your coming back too.
    enjoy the great beaches and red Sand dunes are so cool...
    rob

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    1. Rob:

      you could have come with me. You had the time . . .

      saw a white spyder like yours, built in cases from Quebec. Lots of spyders here

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  7. Would rather be there with you than installing sound deadening insulation in the basement ceiling. But, if ican get it done (home theatre) during August, I will be able to do some touring in Sept, my favourite riding month.

    You are doing well, weather excepted.

    Will try to find a way to meet you on your westward leg. Will follow your blog as usual, but do give me your preferences, when you get a bit closer.

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    1. Ed:

      Plans are evolving in my mind all the time, wondering which way and which route to take. Dates have changed a little as something came up . . . We may have to "step" it up a few days, or I head south instead and head east on I-80 towards Denver

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  8. Hope the GoPro is now cooperating with you. Miss you already! Thanks again for visiting and chatting. Really like that selfie!

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    1. Sharon:

      I miss you too. I haven't written about our meeting yet. I am saving the best for the last.

      I may have discovered why my GoPro Hero3 was locking up, so I did another update and erased the update file from the memory card this time. Seems to work as normal now. Too bad I lost the video from our ride to that gas station, as my GoPro "Froze"

      thanks again for making your time available for me

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  9. PEI, another one of those places on my non-existent "list" (gonna have to work on that one of these days). It looks like you will be hunkered down for a couple of days. Is there a lot to see on the island?

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    1. Richard:

      This Island is larger than you can imagine. I thought it was small, since it loooks small on the map. So many roads and little communities

      weather is not looking good. Saw Funnel clouds yesterday

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  10. Lovely views despite the rain. And the view from your deck towards the Bay of Fundy, well, I want to be there. Give up the details to find that place.

    Reading your posts along with talking to you in person has had an effect. I'm now the proud owner of a Sirui carbon fiber tripod, a YongNuo wireless trigger system (damn I didn't order the right camera connecting cord to trigger the G15 though). A GoPro can't be far off.

    Ride safe Bob.

    Steve Williams
    Scooter in the Sticks

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    1. Steve:

      It was a pleasure to impart some of my hobbyist information. YongNuo is a great Company.

      As long as you have the proprietary cable for Nikon you are okay. Canon makes it simple as you can make your own. Nikon uses different connectors, which they don't see to the public. I think YongNuo made them. You should check out their flashes, good value for a fraction of the real ones

      To make a Canon shutter cable just get those stereo audio plugs and wire both ends the same. IE: middle pin to middle pin, middle to middle, etc and it will work. I think they are the 2.5mm ones. I can make one and mail it to you when I get home.

      I think the Sirui is a copy of the Feisol which costs 3x more. I think B&H has both. I also have a copy of the Sirui, called the "Nest"

      My Hero3 is working fine now. It was locking up but I upgraded the software and then removed the files from the memory card, this time

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous! How I'd love to be riding along!

    Following along, however, is delightful and I am so happy that you will get a little reprieve.

    Enjoy!

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    1. Deb:

      Not too many miles these past few days. Just relaxing and enjoying the free time of not having to be anywhere specific

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  12. Ahhh...PEI seems so relaxing. One of those places we really wanted to go last year. But i know all about the differences between what Garmin says and what it really takes, and just knew we would be rushing. I'm glad yo have the time to spend there.

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