Thursday, 5 July 2012

Island Bound

Yesterday, we set off bright and early for the 8 am ferry.  We were booked on the mv Holiday Island for the crossing to Prince Edward Island.  It was a glorious start to the day as we stood on deck and felt the wind in our faces.  The only thing that was lacking was wildlife.  I missed a brief sighting of the fin of a whale when I went inside, although I did catch glimpses of a couple on the return trip.

The ferry crosses the Northumberland Strait between Caribou, Nova Scotia and Wood Islands, PEI and the journey takes about 75 minutes.  This saves a considerably longer trip by road to the Confederation Bridge, which is at the western tip of the Island.

On our approach, we saw sandbanks and the red of the shoreline.

The entrance to the harbour is guarded by the Wood Islands Lighthouse.

The end of our crossing, but the start of a day of adventure.  More in the next post...