Confederation Bridge – 8 miles Between New Brunswick to PEI

Although we only spent 2 nights in the really pleasant town of Dalhousie, New Brunswick, it was with regrets that we departed and set course for Prince Edward Island, crossing the 8 mile long Confederation Bridge. Dalhousie has lost all their industry over the last few years, but the people have kept their heads high, and are super friendly.

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It’s The Ocean – Salt Water, Seaweed & Seagulls

View out of bedroom window

View out of bedroom window

We departed Quebec City and continued our journey East, and today will be a big day as we finally reach the ocean, after 6 weeks of crossing mountains and prairie. Regardless of the fact we are over 4,000 miles from Vancouver, on reaching the ocean it will feel great to be “home”. Today is another 300+ mile drive and a long weekend, so we wanted to be on the road fairly early to get out of Quebec City before the motorway got too busy.

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We Have Reached The East Coast

Back on schedule after our delay for repairs, however our time in New Brunswick is reduced to only 2 nights. After 3 days of driving 300+ miles we decided to have a quiet day and not head out for the planned 400 miles drive around the Gaspe Peninsula.

We are staying in the small  town of Dalhousie, New Brunswick, in a campground that backs directly onto Chaleur Bay, which is salt water and tidal. Finally we have reached the ocean. The view out the bedroom window is a pleasant change from the miles of Prairie we have seen for the previous few weeks.

View out of bedroom window

View out of bedroom window

 After breakfast and when the Liverpool v’s Spurs game was finished we took the dogs for a walk on the beach. Duke was happy to get back in the water and we almost had to take his toy away, as he kept bringing it back to throw it back into the water. You guessed it, other than eating he has slept for the remainder of the day.

Duke retrieving

Duke retrieving

Duke getting out of the water

Duke getting out of the water

Duke bringing his toy back to Andy

Duke bringing his toy back to Andy

Even Kona, once she had chased the ball across the beach many times decided that wading along the edge of the water wasn’t too bad. Swimming, not her, she just stands and watches Duke swimming.

Kona bringing her ball to throw

Kona bringing her ball to throw

This is Inch Arran Lighthouse, which is a functional lighthouse on Chaleur Bay. This is part of the scenery seen from the bedroom window.

Inch Arran Lighthouse

Inch Arran Lighthouse

 Inch Arran Lighthouse and Chaleur Bay