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June 28th – 30th – Parry Sound to Souris by car

We arrived yesterday (June 29th)  in Souris at about 5:30 after two days of driving. It was good to get out of the car! 

We left Parry Sound at 6:45 am on Saturday, June 28th and drove down the 400 to the 401 East. We got caught in a traffic jam at around Pickering but had a good laugh watching the “bachelorette” car for a few kilometres.Image

 

We stopped a few times at the On Route highway stops and each one was really busy! I guess half of Ontario was heading to the East Coast. The weather though was great – nice and sunny the whole way. We got the Quebec border without any problems. Since we had come from Toronto instead of Ottawa, we managed to miss Montreal altogether! We just bypassed it and kept to the southern side of the St. Lawrence. I would totally recommend that route since we always, always get lost in Montreal!

We headed along the St. Lawrence and enjoyed the drive. The traffic had thinned out so we were able to be more relaxed. Here is a picture of a farm along the St. Lawrence.

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We missed the exit to Levis and ended up crossing the St. Lawrence to Quebec City but luckily the GPS had us very quickly go back over the bridge and find our way. We stayed in Levis overnight and left at 6:00 am on Sunday.

The ride was uneventful – we stopped at the Information booth in  Oromocto, New Brunswick and I got a picture of “Joffrey” on his throne. 

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We arrived at Confederation Bridge at around 4:00. Image

 

Here’s a picture of red soil of PEI!

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We got to the boat and started working right away. The tarp had been blown off so there is damage to the bimini. It’s too bad that I didn’t have my sewing machine because I could have patched it. We will have to find a canvas shop. The boat itself was in good shape – just lots of cleaning to do!

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So, today and tomorrow, we will be working on the boat and getting it ready to launch! The weather is great and our friends that we met in Rimouski last year have been here for a week – they’re right beside us.

 

 

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July 31st – Souris, PEI

Well! We finally were able to leave the “Maggie” Islands (as the PEI marina manger calls them) this morning. Dennis woke up at 4:15 and saw that it was as clear as a bell (yesterday was very foggy until 11:00). By 4:30, the fog rolled in and we could hardly see but Dennis and George were confident that it would clear shortly. (Either that or they really wanted to get off the island!).

So at 5:30, we set off and the fog lifted shortly thereafter.

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We said goodbye to our friends from the Wyvern III (sadly the ex Navy boys won our last euchre game). Here are a couple of pictures of them leaving:

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I took a picture of the Magdalen Islands as we left.

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As we wandered around the marina, Dennis found his dream boat – a 53 foot Bruce Roberts. Guess who’s going to look at it tomorrow? 🙂

The day was uneventful – we motored the whole way and got in to Souris, PEI at 5:00.

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