The next day we were up bright and breezy for our fairly long journey to Cape Breton in Nova Scotia.
We had arrived on Prince Edward Island over the Confederation Bridge but for our return journey to Nova Scotia we decided to take the ferry, as it gave us a change of scenery and was also located to the East of us which was the general direction we were headed in.
The Woods Island Ferry Terminal is an easy 45 minute drive from Charlottetown. Again it was a nice sunny day so we sat outside waiting to board.
This was our ferry, named Confederation (it’s a popular name in these parts !) it was built in 1993.
We board the ferry and walk up onto the deck. Views from here of the Woods Island lighthouse.
Views of the coastline from the ferry as we await departure.
Dad, Mum and I on deck.
Another view of Woods Island
Looking back at P.E.I. as we head out into Northumberland Strait. It’s hard to imagine on this warm September day that this ferry service only runs May-December because this large body of water ices up during the winter months.
After just over an hours sailing we soon reach the Nova Scotia coastline, views here of Caribou Island lighthouse.
After disembarking we soon reach the small town of Pictou and stop for lunch.
Shortly after lunch we cross the East River into New Glasgow.
After New Glasgow we join the main highway heading East and continue for a couple of hours on wide open roads, some nice big country views and head onto the Cape Breton peninsula.