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pei - drive time questions

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hello - if you could tell me if i have the times approximatly correct for my trip next summer, i'd appreciate it. i will be stopping to see some sites but if i drove non-stop at the speed limit, would i be correct in assuming that each of these 2 routes would take approx 3 hours.
arriving in pei via the bridge, i want to drive along the coast via summerside, west point, tignish, etc arriving in north rustico where i'll be staying - 3 hours?
then when i leave, i'll take the north and east coastal route - north rustico, east point, souris to wood islands where i'll catch the ferry - 3 hours?
any place special that you'd recommend me stopping at along these routes (will spend some time in sumerside and souris/basin head beach area). thanks

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    My family traveled to PEI last summer (03). We stayed 3 days and very much enjoyed the bucolic atmosphere. I've looked at a map of your proposed routes and my first inclination is that your a bit too optimistic about the times. PEI tends to run at a slower pace than, say, NB or NS. And the roads wind and turn quite a bit. While others might opine otherwise, I'd say 3 hours for each leg is underestimating a bit. But is it important to drive these legs in 3 hours? If you are so pressed for time you might reconsider your proposed routes. Besides, you'd be rushing and may well miss things, and you're bound to get behind slower tourist traffic, though it does not seem that the island is all that crowded except at places like Ann of Green Gables.

    In summer the ferry at Woods Island to NS runs every 45 minutes if I recall correctly. Even in summer at height of tourist season there's usually no problem getting aboard. So perhaps you can feel less hectic arriving at the ferry since if you miss one ferry departure the next one along isn't much of a wait.

    Recommendations: Well, the province is rightly proud of its Confederacion biking trail system. Perhaps renting a bike from one of the several local shops along the trail might be a good idea. Also, in Summerside, the College of Piping offers daily free concerts; very good entertainment. Have fun!

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