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.

View of small island from aboard the ferry leaving Nova Scotia, Canada

View of small island from aboard the ferry leaving Nova Scotia, Canada

Cape Bear Lighthouse, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Cape Bear Lighthouse, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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Cape Bear Lighthouse, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Cape Bear Lighthouse, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Fish/bait shed full of lobster traps, Gaspereaux Wharf, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Fish/bait shed full of lobster traps, Gaspereaux Wharf, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Fish sheds, Gaspereaux Wharf, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Fish sheds, Gaspereaux Wharf, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Fields, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Fields, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Sunrise from my camping spot, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Sunrise from my camping spot, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Fish sheds, unknown harbor, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Fish sheds, unknown harbor, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Fish sheds, unknown harbor, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Fish sheds, unknown harbor, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Fish sheds, unknown harbor, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Fish sheds, unknown harbor, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Coast, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Coast, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Beach walk, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Beach walk, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Beach walk, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Beach walk, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Souris Harbour Lighthouse, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Souris Harbour Lighthouse, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Souris Harbour Lighthouse, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Souris Harbour Lighthouse, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Red Point Provincial Park, Prince Edward Island, Canada (the first place that I didn't encounter red sand)

Red Point Provincial Park, Prince Edward Island, Canada (the first place that I didn’t encounter red sand)

Wind farm, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Wind farm, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Fields, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Fields, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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