Tourist Day in Charlottetown, PEI
Today's Photos: http://www.bikeacrosscanada.com/photos/20050806/
I enjoyed a quick breakfast at the Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall on campus before driving north in my rental car. My first destination was a bike shop as I noticed the night before that one of the spokes on my back wheel was completely loose. I found a bike shop in the downtown area and left my back wheel.
I then headed to PEI National Park located on the north shore of PEI. I stopped at one of the beaches and had the place all to myself so I sat down and enjoyed my coffee while enjoying the lovely view.
I then drove West on highway #6, enjoying the glorious views all around and I stopped briefly in Rustico, near a fishing village, before continuing on to Cavendish to see Green Gables tourist attraction. Marissa had previously asked me to get a photo of the house that helped inspire Lucy Maud Montgomery's book, Anne of Green Gables so I paid my $6.50 to get in, watched a short movie about L. M. Montgomery, photographed the house and continued on.
My next stop was Malpeque, which you may have previously heard of in restaurants that sell the popular Malpeque oysters. I found a nice park with a glorious beach and I relaxed there for a while to enjoy it. There is certainly an abundance of glory on PEI and I will certainly return one day to discover more of it.
My final driving destination for the day was the Confederation Bridge as I wanted to get more photos of it. So I headed south to Borden-Carleton and found a small park right next to the bridge which was a perfect spot from which to take photos.
I returned to Charlottetown and parked downtown to walk around and stumbled across the Founder's Hall which is an interactive exhibit detailing the history of Canada's confederation. Its very well done and I really enjoyed it.
Before returning to my dorm I picked up my back wheel from the bike shop. The mechanic there was truly impressed with the strength of the wheel and the fact that the wheel was still almost perfectly true despite having a spoke that was totally loose. When I told him that this was the first time that I had the wheel trued since starting my trip he was even more surprised.
As a side note I just learned that Fredericton isn't the only town where one can get a beer while having a haircut. My aunt Carole just told me of a place in Denmark which is called Barberen where you can get a haircut and a beer, or cognac, or even a cigar.