Mid- and front sections, front wheel, other parts.
Rear section, front wheel, other parts.
Ready to go.
Route map. Approximately 440 miles. Or 770 km (kute miles). Thick lines denote sections traveled in both directions.
Sarah's highlighter version of the route map.
Royalty Maples Cottages and Motel in Charlottetown.
Beaconsfield Historic House in Charlottetown.
Beaconsfield Historic House in Charlottetown: second door into parlor.
Behind Beaconsfield Historic House in Charlottetown at low tide.
Route map: west.
Highlighter version - West.
First day on Confederation Trail: Charlottetown to Kensington.
Weather was blue, mild temperature, windy.
In gazebo by trail in Hunter River.
Looking like a dork in Breadalbane.
Prissy, the bike, likes how her orange matches the train's orange.
The Home Place B&B in Kensington.
Second day: Kensington to Bideford.
Weather was cool and drizzly. The mosquitoes loved it.
Original piece at Yeo House in Green Park Provincial Park ("Office of redundancy office, how may I help you?"), likely imported by Yeo from China.
From the cupola of Yeo House.
Yeo House, seen through cloud of mosquitoes, with mosquito bait in blue jacket.
Field of Lupin.
Like the shirt? I hope so, because you'll see a lot of it.
From balcony of Hilltop Acres B&B in Bideford.
Hilltop Acres B&B.
Setting out on third day: Bideford to Tignish via North Cape.
Sarah in L.M. Montgomery's room (1894-5) in Bideford Parsonage.
Bideford parsonage, restored to original appearance based on memories and photographs.
Bridge over Foxley Bay.
Outside of Alberton, taken by Larry.
Lunch at Jacques Cartier Provincial Park. Sunny!
Red beach, blue sky.
At North Cape. Wouldn't want to go much farther north.
At North Cape, first "tip" of Tip-to-Tip ride across PEI.
C'mon Sarah, just ooone more step backward.
Obligatory romantic shot with lighthouse.
Words to live by.
I can see for miles and miles...
Day four: Tignish to West Point. Murphy's Tourist Home and Cottages speeding by.
Could use some sour cream and chives.
Hysterical school house outside of Potato Museum (yes, a museum about potatoes) in O'Leary.
West Point from lighthouse.
Sunset at West Point.
Static electricity or wind? You decide.
West Point lighthouse at sunset.
West Point lighthouse. Our room is on the second level.
Beach at West Point.
Sleeping in a museum.
Sloping walls, high ceiling.
Ah, that's more like it. Blue skies from West Point lighthouse.
Day five: West Point to Summerside.
Wellington, with the ever-present gates in background. Aaron managed to maneuver the bicycle, with both of us mounted, through most of them without touching - most of them.
Unloading at Clark's Sunny Isle Motel in Summerside. Concert at College of Piping that evening, after Mac'n'cheese in the room.
Day six: Summerside to Cavendish. L.M. Montgomery's birthplace in New London.
Marsha and Peter O'Toole, two nice bears.
L.M. Montgomery's cousins' house, the inspiration for Green Gables, often mistaken by tourists as the actual house of the (fictional) Anne ("Oh, and where is Anne buried?"). I'm not kidding.
In the woods by Green Gables (Balsam Woods trail).
In woods by Green Gables.
Hark! I hear "fore!"
The quick brown fox trotted over the Green Gables golf course.
Foundation of L.M. Montgomery's house while growing up.
Crisp horizon in Cavendish. Enjoying fish'n'chips and milkshake.
Day seven: rest day at The Graham Inn between Cavendish and North Rustico. Jelly fish in the shallows.
Prince Edward Island National park, Cavendish just before the rain started.
Dry. For now.
Prince Edward Island National Park, Cavendish.
Losing the island, one grain of sandstone at a time.
In North Rustico Harbor.
View from gift shop where we took shelter from the rain.
Lighthouse at North Rustico Harbor.
Hot chocolate on a cold, rainy day.
North Rustico Harbor.
Sir Lobster joins the party.
Who's afraid of water? "I am."
Day eight: Cavendish to Mount Stewart. Leaving The Graham Inn, near Cavendish.
Route map: east.
Highlighter version - East.
Hay bales in Winsloe South.
In Winsloe South.
Rollers on 223, typical of mid-island.
Hillsborough River in Mount Stewart.
In Mount Stewart.
Wetlands in Mount Stewart.
Wetlands in Mount Stewart. Warm but a mosquito zoo, hence the full coverage.
MacDonald's of Maple Hill B&B.
Day nine: Mount Stewart to Elmira via East Point. Church in St. Peter's, seen from other side of St. Peter's Bay.
Elmira, end of the Confederation Trail. Sir Lobster acting as if he actually helped pedal. (He didn't.)
End of the Confederation Trail.
Captain Sir Lobster.
Wear a helmet; it's the law.
From East Point lighthouse.
Prissy specifically requested this shot, as she couldn't fit on the stairs in the lighthouse.
At least someone benefits from the wind.
Obligatory romantic shot inside of lighthouse.
Ferry to Iles-de-la-Madeleine.
East Point from the air. Buildings have since been moved because of erosion.
As the sign says.
East Point lighthouse.
The lighthouse photobombed this shot.
At East Point.
Flock of seagulls at rest. For now.
Sarah with her pet lighthouse.
Evidence of The Stomp. Is there a connection with the giant mailbox?
Flora at East Point.
Strange foam on some of the flowers.
Hellooooooo! Does this thing still work?
Seagulls no longer at rest.
Et voila! Eh?
At North Lake.
Harbor at North Lake.
Lobster boats lined up.
Day ten: Elmira to St. Peters via Prince Edward Island National Park, Greenwich. View from Harbor Lights Guest House.
Rail bike at Elmira Railway Museum.
Model train at Elmira Railway Museum.
Julie, Cooper, and Eric (L to R).
Refueling with milkshake.
Lighthouse at Shipwreck Point.
Dunes at PEI National Park, Greenwich.
Da Big Dune at PEI NP, Greenwich.
Dey call me Da Dunester, y'know?
St. Peter's Bay.
Day eleven: St. Peter's to Montague via Mount Stewart. Montague River.
Ice cream to spite the weather.
The Amazing Porporini does it again.
Awakenings Inn in Montague.
Day twelve - Montague to Charlottetown - was The Day Without Photos (the weather was that uninspiring). Day thirteen: back in Charlottetown.
The Amazing Porporini has to keep up his arm strength to lift lighthouses and boats from his hat.
Stuffing Prissy, step 1: clean off the major dirt clumps so as to avoid having to declare dirt at customs.
Stuffing Prissy, step 2: Remove the peripherals.
Stuffing Prissy, step 3: lay her down.
Stuffing Prissy, step 4: Apply hacksaw.
Stuffing Prissy, step 5: Wrap her up.
Stuffing Prissy, step 6: Say "Presto!" and watch everything jump in.
Got to about the "s" in "Presto!" so far.
"Exhale! All of it!" "I did! I did!" "Then how are you still talking?"
"Whoa, what just happened?"