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Grey huts on Georgetown harbour Photo, Prince Edward Island, Canada

In the morning, we had a look around the shop and some of the crafts and ideas they were working on including sandstone carvings. We took a drive around the area to see some of the village as well. Very pretty spot. Georgetown is one of the oldest towns on the Island dating from the mid 18th century. The town of Montague nearby is bigger but not as pretty. Another really pretty spot nearby is Murray River where a lot of artisans have shops and work shops.

We thought we would catch a 1:30 ferry. Georgetown is about a half hour or 40 minutes to the Wood Island ferry that goes to Nova Scotia to Pictou. We got there about 1 p.m. and paid, got right on the boat and we weren't upstairs more than 5 minutes than the ferry pulled out! It left at 1, not 1:30. You do have to keep an eye out as the schedule can vary a bit. This time of year the boats are not as frequent and there could have been a 3 - 4 hour wait for the next one. It would have been faster to drive to the other side of the island and take the bridge back.

No matter, we made it. The crossing is about 3/4 hour and they have a cafe on board.
We drove home and stopped in the town of Truro for excellent fish and chips and got home to Halifax about 5 p.m.

Prince Edward Island is a lovely scenic place to visit. There's lots to do and see no matter what you like to do. They brag about their golf courses and beaches of course, but there's historic attractions and family activities too.

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