We travelled up the north shore of Nova scotia all the way from Digby to Pictou which for most people is merely a stopping off point for a trip to Prince Edward Island which is why we were there. We left the campsite at just before 8 a.m. and were boarding the ferry by 8.30 across to PEI the crossing taking about 70 minutes. From the top deck we could see seals playing in the water just outside the tiny harbour.
It was entertaining 'people watching' on the ferry as people in these parts don't have a great deal of dress sense some of the clothes looking about 15 years out of date. Many of the residents of PEI are originally of Irish potato farming descent and lots of them on the ferry looked like they had just come of the farm without changing their clothes or washing their hands!!! The crossing to PEI is free, you only pay on the way back either on the ferry or the 8 mile Confederation Bridge.