Pedaling in PEI : Day 11

Wednesday, September 7

Kensington to Winslow 58km

With another hot and humid day looming we were up early and on the road by 8:30 this morning. We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at the Victoria Inn.

After a quick stop at Mary’s Bake shop we set off on the trail. It only took us a couple of kilometers to realize we we heading in the wrong direction. Once we were turned around, we set a good pace riding east.

There was quite a bit of shade along the trail so the heat didn’t seem nearly as intense as yesterday’s ride. There was also a brisk SW wind pushing us along for most of the way. We stopped several times to eat, drink, stretch and rest.

Once we arrived in Winslow at the the Trail side B&B we got cleaned up and sat around for awhile. The main reason we chose to stay in Winslow was that my Great great great Grandfather Thomas Pierce farmed a plot of land here. The 100 acres was divided by the railway which is now the Confederation Trail rail trail.

My Mom and I walked over to the old farmhouse and met the current tenant who then directed us to the Frizzles who now live next door. The Frizzles lived in the farmhouse built by Thomas Pierce for 60 years and were fairly familiar with some of the local history.

In true east coast fashion, they invited us in without even knowing what we were there for. Roger and Eva then produced 2 old atlases, one from 1880 and one from before that, which show the various plots of land across the entire island of Prince Edward.

We chatted for awhile and they answered a lot of our questions. By this point it was going on 7pm and we hadn’t had our supper yet so we thanked them for their hospitality and were on our way.

Back at the B&B we met up with Vicki and then walked to the Beijing Restaurant for a delicious meal.

It was another eventful day.


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