Monday, December 1, 2014

Moving Day 3 - Arriving on Prince Edward Island

This has taken me so long to post, I am still unpacking and deciding what goes where and what to paint, but here is the arrival day post.

On the third day, Nov.1, we left New Brunswick and headed for Prince Edward Island, excited to get to our new home.
Being an island, obviously, it's not connected to the mainland, but there is a long, long bridge that takes you from New Brunswick to PEI. It's called the Confederation Bridge and spans the 8 miles across the Northumberland Strait.

It takes about 20 minutes to travel across. Here's a photo taken by my daughter as we followed my husband pulling the trailer and just getting to the island.

Finally on Prince Edward Island soil!  (I was cheering at this point)

I think it took about 45 minutes of driving to get to the town we bought our house in, O'Leary.

As you can see by the sign, O'Leary is famous for it's potatoes.  The town is surrounded by huge fields, and the whole island is known for the potatoes it produces.

We pulled in our driveway and took a quick look inside because we had to go out to a storage unit that we rented to hold all the things that came out of my woodworking shop, as well as quite a few garage type items that my husband has. 

I wish now that I had taken photos of all the empty rooms, but we just didn't have time.  Here I am inside the moving truck and standing on my table saw (!) to get some things out and into the storage unit.

Did I mention that by this time it was cold and raining?  When we finished doing that it was dark and we were soaked and tired and stopped at a small restaurant for supper in our new town.

We slept the first night on our mattress on the floor in the dining room.  Laura slept in a sleeping bag in her new room.  

At the point of writing this, we've been in PEI for a whole month and have enjoyed every day!


  1. oh man! what an adventure! That bridge is oh so scary to me. :)

    Living on an island is so foreign to me. I can't wait to hear stories about your new town.


  2. I am so excited for you Julie you have no idea !
    I've been on that bridge - and if I could have I would have held my breath the entire way but it's too long LOL
    It's really a spectacular province - lucky lucky you !

  3. That IS a long bridge. Congratulations on the move and your new home. Are you starting to feel settled? I can't wait to see more of the island through your blog. Living on an island sounds like fun, but expensive too. Is that bridge the only way onto the island? Does it freeze over in winter?

  4. Yay Julie!! I have enjoyed catching up on your moving posts, I got really excited when you said you stayed in Drummondville, I was there for a week for a folk dance festival (several years back). Anyway...I love the bridge it is super cool! Glad you are enjoying PEI!! Can't wait to hear more!

  5. The picture of the bridge is amazing! 8 miles? that's huge! I thought Bay Bridge, here in MD was super long with 4 miles. :) I'm so glad the move when smoothly and you're now settling in your new home and enjoying your new town!

  6. That bridge is amazing! I thought the one to Mackinac Island was nuts! Your first night sounds very much like ours did. :)



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