Saturday 28 April 2018

On The Road Again...

Yesterday, we went on a little road trip.  We had to go to Halifax, Nova Scotia, which is quite a distance from Prince Edward Island

Our journey took us across three provinces - PEI, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

The road ahead was mostly empty and signs of spring had yet to appear.

We crossed the Cobequid Pass, which is located in Nova Scotia, with climb after climb through rocky terrain.

This lake is on the outskirts of Halifax and, as you see, the weather changed completely by the time we arrived (the journey took four hours, including a short stop for breakfast).

It was a quick turnaround, after a couple of stops, we were back on the road and returning home.  The entire trip was more than 600 kilometres (and far too long spent in the car!)

Mr Candytuft drove the city part of the trip, whilst I took over through Truro N.S., after which the roads emptied out and the highway ahead was clear.

The lights ahead are the start of the Confederation Bridge.

We had left in rain, but returned to blue sky, sunshine and 17 C.

Although PEI has yet to turn green, we noticed that spring is more advanced around Halifax, where the grass is green and spring flowers are starting to bloom.

Descending from the bridge as we headed towards home.  As you see, all traces of the pack ice have finally disappeared from the Northumberland Strait.  Almost home - thankfully!

Friday 13 April 2018

Birthday Wishes

Today is my birthday and I’ve been fortunate to receive birthday wishes from family and friends far and wide.  This is my card collection so far, though I know that there are others on their way.  Our post is very slow here - must have something to do with living on an island!

Mrs Tiggy Winkle put in an appearance - she is a birthday gift from Mr Candytuft.  Here she is enjoying a cup of tea.

 And as no birthday is complete without cake, we had chocolate cupcakes, which I had kept in the freezer (leftovers from Easter).

We went to Charlottetown today and enjoyed lunch at our favourite pub.  Sadly, the weather was not very spring-like, as we had snow this morning, but the sun was shining by the time we were on our way home and I’ve had a lovely day.