Total distance: 218.89 mi
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Today’s Mileage:  219 miles

Total Trip Mileage so far:  2171 miles

RideAbout65 Day 9 report.  The forecast was for showers and thunderstorms as I left the Hilton hotel in Saint John to make my way out to Prince Edward Island, known as PEI locally.  By the time I explored a few backroads and stopped at the Nova Scotia welcome center several hours had passed.  The Confederation Bridge across to PEI is a pretty long bridge – about 7 miles.  When you first get off the bridge there is a large tourist trap called Gateway Village.  Once you get past that and onto  PEI proper, the road follows the coast and you go in and out of little fishing villages and touristy places.  Very scenic, of course.  I stopped and looked at an old lighthouse and a few boats.  My final destination for the evening was the Delta hotel in Charlottetown.  After dinner I went out walking around, the downtown area has a thriving street life, musicians, outdoor cafes, venders, etc.  Lots of tourists, of course, but that was just fine, after all what am I but a tourist as well.  My plan for tomorrow is to go out and ride around the island all day on mostly the coast roads.  The forecast is for rain again, but that was the forecast for today and it never did more than sprinkle.  The weathermen up here are not any better than ours, obviously.