Prince Edward Island
From Five Islands Provincial Park I cut north across a strip of Nova Scotia to catch the ferry to Prince Edward Island. After setting off counter-clockwise around the island perimeter, I spent the first couple days exploring whatever I came across. Unlike Nova Scotia, many of the provincial parks and tourist areas were already closed for the season but I found plenty to see. The island was, above else, quiet. Until I made it to the second section of the National Park located along the north shore, most places I stopped at were completely abandoned, providing me with numerous options for beach camping and reading in total silence. The red sand beaches of the island were lovely but the vibrant green farms of the interior were more scenic.
The island had its share of lighthouses as well, and numerous active harbors lined with wooden fish and bait sheds, most stuffed with lobster traps. I didn’t attempt to keep track of the photos I took of the latter since there were wharves at least every twenty or thirty miles on my route up the eastern coast.