Our last blog post saw us enjoying Fundy National Park but, it was time to move on and we traveled from New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island (PEI) via the 8 mile Confederation Bridge. No charge to use the bridge when heading over to the island…they get you on the way back, when you are leaving PEI (was just over CAN$50 for us in the RV)!
PEI is a pretty, pastoral island with a lot of farms on both the land and in the bays – they are very famous for their potatoes and their mussels. It kind of looks like where I grew up in Ireland and the people there have similar accents to Irish people. Up to ten thousand Irish people emigrated to PEI between 1763-1880. This would have coincided with the Great Famine (an Gorta Mór) in Ireland, which occurred between 1845-1849; about 1 million people left Ireland during that horrific event (a further 1 million perished).
Join us in our next blog post, when we continue our RV adventure across Canada.
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