Prince Edward Island

I’ve never been to P.E.I. before. I was very excited as we neared the bridge, and not just because we are staying with Chris’ parents here so we get a break from camping. I never thought I’d miss the ocean so much! As we drove across that amazing 13 kilometer bridge, the sky was divided equally between storm and sun.

In our three days on P.E.I., I have eaten my first lobster, had my first dip in the Atlantic ocean, been to a really fantastic farmer’s market, and checked out an art gallery and restaurant called The Dunes.


That’s The Dunes seen from behind. They have a beautiful collection of Canadian art, handmade furniture and pottery. There is also a lot of stuff from Bali, including furniture made from salvaged wreckage from the tsunami. As you go further in, you find a working potter’s studio and a fancy restaurant. I definitely recommend checking this place out if you’re on the island!


Today we set out again, this time bound for Halifax. I left a copy of “Island” in Borden-Carleton, P.E.I., right before getting on the bridge. This is the same poem I left on my way out of Victoria at the very beginning of our journey. I guess it is kind of a cheat to use it again, but it feels appropriate.