Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada
Address: Confederation Bridge
Date: July 2006
If you wanted to bring a car to Prince Edward Island you used to have no choice but to do it by boat. In May 1997 the Confederation Bridge opened and allowed people to drive across to the island.
The bridge took about three and a half years to build. It spans 13 kilometres over the
Another option for leaving Prince Edward Island is to take the ferry. We chose this option. The ferry will cost you as well so don't think you are getting away without paying your fair share. As our trip was taking us further east this option made the most sense. We drove from Shediac, New Brunswick to Cavendish, PEI. After a few days visit we headed east again to Wood Islands, PEI where we caught the ferry to Caribou, Nova Scotia. It was then eastern bound once more to Halifax, Nova Scotia.
We had crossed the Confederation Bridge in a downpour and the rain stayed with us while we were on the island. Despite the grey skies, our ferry trip allowed us to get up on the deck and finally get some fresh sea air. The mud in PEI is red due to its high iron-oxide content. Our ferry set sail and we left the red mud of Prince Edward Island behind. We vowed to return when the sun was shining to check out this province once again. Hey, it wouldn't even cost us anything to drive over there.
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Wood Islands to Caribou Ferry
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