My sister Eva and family came over for a holiday in 2007, first visiting with me in Edmonton for a few days. We then flew to Halifax, where we picked up a rental car to explore parts of Nova Scotia and P.E.I. We visited Port Royal, the first successful French settlement in North America. The wooden fort is situated on the mouth of the Anapolis River. It was a grey and windy day making it easier to imagine how tough life must have been for the early settlers, especially during the long winter months with icy winds howling and the cold creeping in.
We really loved Lunenburg with its colourful wooden houses and cheerful atmosphere. And of course there was a huge variety of freshly caught sea food to to be sampled; a welcome change to the rather beef-heavy fare in Alberta.
We also crossed over to Prince Edward Island, short P.E.I., which is an absolute paradise for lighthouse enthusiasts. We lost count after a while. On the way back we drove across Confederation Bridge, which links the island with the mainland. The bridge is about 13 km long and curves across the Northumberland Strait. The curves are supposed keep drivers awake and thus reduce the risk of accidents. I have no idea if this really works.