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[ISL] Five #PEI links: National Park, Lennox Island, traffic, Charlottetown mass transit, Cornwall

  • The Prince Edward Island National Park, unsurprisingly, was devastated by Hurricane Dorian. Global News reports.
  • The Mi’kmaq community of Lennox Island lost large amounts of frozen lobster after Hurricane Dorian. CBC PEI reports.
  • Peter Rukavina has mapped the busiest and sleepiest roads on PEI, here.
  • Growth in ridership on Trius Transit in Charlottetown continues to outpace expectations, CBC PEI reports.
  • The work that the Charlottetown suburb of Cornwall is doing, diverting the Trans-Canada Highway to build a Main Street, is authentically exciting urbanism. CBC PEI reports.

[PHOTO] Towards North Rustico beach, PEI

The approach to North Rustico Beach, facing the Gulf of St. Lawrence, could not be better designed.

Towards North Rustico beach (1) #pei #princeedwardisland #northrustico #rustico #beach #latergram

Towards North Rustico beach (2) #pei #princeedwardisland #northrustico #rustico #beach #gulfofstlawrence #peinationalpark #latergram

Towards North Rustico beach (3) #pei #princeedwardisland #northrustico #rustico #beach #gulfofstlawrence #peinationalpark #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

October 17, 2017 at 8:35 am

[PHOTO] Six photos of Dalvay-by-the-Sea, Prince Edward Island National Park

Dalvay-by-the-Sea is a National Historic Site located at the eastern end of the Prince Edward Island National Park, built around a late 19th century oil tycoon’s estate. The house, currently a hotel that offers afternoon teas, is located on the shores of the barachois known as Dalvay Lake.

Dalvay-by-the-Sea from across the lake #pei #dalvay #peinationalpark #dalvaylake #dalvaybythesea #latergram

Wild roses by the road #pei #peinationalpark #dalvay #dalvaylake #roses #wildrose #latergram

Into the lake #pei #dalvay #peinationalpark #dalvaylake #dalvaybythesea #latergram

Foam on the shore #pei #dalvay #peinationalpark #dalvaylake #dalvaybythesea #latergram

Dalvay-by-the-Sea #pei #dalvay #peinationalpark #dalvaylake #dalvaybythesea #latergram

Far shores #pei #dalvay #peinationalpark #dalvaylake #dalvaybythesea #latergram #trees

Written by Randy McDonald

August 9, 2016 at 1:17 pm

[PHOTO] Walking the Bubbling Springs Trail, Part 2

The second set of photos from the Bubbling Springs Trail deals with the eastern portion of the trail, following the length of former barachois Long Pond and to the bubbling springs of the trail’s name before heading back to the trail head.

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[PHOTO] Walking the Bubbling Springs Trail, Part 1

Yesterday, I went walking with my parents on the Bubbling Springs Trail. Located on the north shore of the Island, in the Prince Edward Island National Park near Stanhope, this trail 2.2 kilometres in length goes through an area of the park that had once been farmed until the 1930s, eventually becoming reforested. The signal marker of prior inhabitation is the Long Pond Cemetery, located near the trailhead.

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[PHOTO] Entering the Prince Edward Island National Park, August 2013

This was taken at the Brackley Beach entrance, to be precise.

Entering the Prince Edward Island National Park, August 2013

Written by Randy McDonald

March 15, 2014 at 7:55 pm

[PHOTO] Three photos from Covehead: boats, dunes, and beaches

Fishing boats against the Covehead bridge, August 2013

Dunes of Covehead (1)

Dunes of Covehead (2)

Written by Randy McDonald

March 14, 2014 at 5:21 pm

[PHOTO] Looking south across Covehead Bay

Plenty of large houses get built on the more scenic shores of Prince Edward Island, especially since the takeoff of tourism in the past half-century has meant that coastal views count. When I was taking this photo, looking south across Covehead Bay on a warm August day, all I could think of was that in winter the cold winds coming off the Gulf of St. Lawrence would really bite. (A kilometre of sand dunes, fishing outpost, and bridge will not block much.)

Looking south across Covehead Bay (1)

Looking south across Covehead Bay (2)

Written by Randy McDonald

March 13, 2014 at 8:18 am

[PHOTO] The sheds and shacks of Covehead

The sheds and shacks of Covehead (1)

The sheds and shacks of Covehead (2)

The sheds and shacks of Covehead (3)

The sheds and shacks of Covehead (4)

The sheds and shacks of Covehead (5)

The sheds and shacks of Covehead (6)

Written by Randy McDonald

March 12, 2014 at 7:39 pm

[PHOTO] Driven to Covehead

Standing at the entrance to the complex of ships and wharfs and shops at the fishing port of Covehead in the Prince Edward Island National Park, I looked north across the dunes, east then west down the road, then north again.

Driven to Covehead (1)

Driven to Covehead (2)

Driven to Covehead (3)

Driven to Covehead (4)

Written by Randy McDonald

March 10, 2014 at 4:45 pm