Day 147: Grand-Barachois to Charlottetown

PEI just feels good, and I don’t know exactly why. It feels calming and peaceful. It could also be passing by a sunflower field this morning just got the day going in the right direction.

New Brunswick was filling with mosquitoes as we left. At the campground we pulled out our mosquito nets again, and even on the roads and at the rest stop before the Confederation bridge the mosquitoes quickly found us.

Arriving at the Confederation bridge felt like the second most monumental border crossing on this trip. There were many signs and notices before reaching the bridge. When we arrived we had to go into the information center and call the shuttle. We had heard it can take from 10 minutes to 2 hours to arrive, but once we called we found out it was already out front and waiting. This meant I didn’t get a chance to take a picture of the bridge.

Once we reached the other side we almost immediately began riding on the trail. Riding along the Confederation Trail was immensely enjoyable – we could see the rolling hills of farm fields on either side of us, passed many apple trees and we were often able to smell them before we could see them, and blackberry bushes lined the trail on either side offering ripe fruit. PEI has left a great first impression.