Ted's Big Perimeter Ride - Day 14

Overall, it was a very nice riding day; cool, sunny, and not gusty. I had a very pleasant chat, over breakfast, with a lovely couple (John & Amy) vacationing from Cleveland. (If you read this, drop me an email.) I loaded up and hit the road shortly thereafter, heading North toward the sea.

I didn't take the extreme coastal route because I noticed that one of my turn indicator bulbs had stopped working and I wanted to see if I could get to the Harley dealer in Charlottetown, if they were open. I was lucky, they were open and they had the bulb, which I installed myself. So far, my mini toolkit is batting 100%. OBTW, they are open on Sundays only during the month of July. What luck!

I ran the coastal road on the South side of the Island toward the bridge back to New Brunswick. Weather beautiful until about 10km prior to the bridge. There it was, more rain. I stopped at the toll plaza and put on my weather protector trash bags over my luggage, switched into my rain gloves and kept going. Talk about a great deal, the exit toll from PEI was C$18.50 for motorcycle and me. On the surface, a tidy sum, but that included the 70 minute ferry ride; so the total is actually only about US$13 and change. That's about it for today, Cheers.

    Today = 269 miles,
    Total   = 2,563 miles
Riding Time:
    Today = 7-Hours, 54-Min,
    Total   = 3-Days, 21-Hours, 29-Min
Saw this sign in the "Small Town Bound B&B" last night, it gives me fortitude.
Took time out to clean my baby, she'll look this good till it rains again.
Here are some of the mussel farms at Midgell, PEI. St. Peters Bay is one of the largest and longest bays in PEI, stretching from Red Head to St. Peter's. The bay is dotted with rows of buoys suspending mussel socks filled with cultured PEI Blue Mussels.
Another view of St. Peters Bay.
The center of PEI is vast and heavily into agriculture, the are many grain crops as well as other seed plants. Along with significant dairy farms, the Island must be a powerhouse of food production. Think the central valley of California, but with abundant rain...
Lovely to look at
This is a view from the place where Port-La-Joye (Fort Amherst) once held a critical position during French and English contests for the area.
The curved, 12.9 kilometre (8 mile) long bridge is the longest in the world crossing ice-covered water, and more than a decade after its construction, it endures as one of Canada's top engineering achievements of the 20th century.
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