Yes! You can take Airstreams onto a ferry:
Our tin cans are packed into a bigger tin can like sardines!
We are traveling from Caribou, NS, to Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island. This will be the final campground location on the caravan…
We left the campground in Baddeck, along the shores of Bras d’ Or Lake, at about 6:00 am, to catch the 8:30 am ferry. We found a few other folks who had the same idea:
Soon the ferry arrived:
When the ferry arrived, and had discharged its load of cars and trucks, it started loading for the trip back to PEI. Cars first. Cars, cars, and more cars went into the ferry. When all the cars were on board, they started loading trucks, and more trucks. Then trailers, including about 10 Airstreams. The ferry seemed “bottomless” – it just kept loading in more vehicles. Once on board, it looked like this:
Once on board we found that there is a lower deck where all the cars were parked; trailers and trucks filled the main level. Upstairs were lounges, a cafeteria, and outdoor areas to experience the fresh air.
It was a fun ferry ride. We had breakfast in the cafeteria, watched the opposite ferry pass by, and enjoyed time with friends.
When the ferry landed at Wood Islands, PEI, we were one of the first off. We had researched the area before hand, and we knew there was a Visitors Center where we could gather information on the island. Others had the same idea… (Maybe because there is a Provincial liquor store there as well…):
Our campground is on the northern end of PEI, just north of Charlottetown; Wood Islands in on the south end. However, we were too early to arrive at the campground, lest we annoy the parking crew. So we just headed south, not knowing (and not caring) where we were going; it was beautiful!
And when you wander around an unknown area, pulling your Airstream trailer, this is what you find:
We found a winery! Rossignol Winery… Of course, it was a beautiful place, right on the ocean:
We parked the rig and went inside to taste what we could taste:
We only tasted the wines made from grapes; it wasn’t bad. We also tasted their Creme d’ Cassis, a black current wine (or liqueur) ; it was great! We bought a few bottles to supplement our “cellar”. We also admired the various sand sculptures on the property:
Moving on, we continued around the southern end of the island. We finally stopped for lunch in the town of Montague; Windows on the Water was a delightful spot to enjoy the early afternoon.
The town of Montague is located on the water, and once was a lively port city…
After killing enough time, we headed north towards Charlottetown, and to our campground a few miles north of there. We settled in and readied ourselves for happy hours…
That evening, we joined two other California caravanners – Larry and Kathy plus Phil and Donna – in a bizarre game called Joker. It is an Airstream tradition. It is basically Parcheesi, but playing cards are used in lieu of a spinner or dice, making it even quirkier. Since I despise games of chance, I try to avoid Joker at all costs, but Larry and Kathy had done us many favors, so Lynda volunteered us to play with them…
Boys won. I pulled the winning card. An enjoyable time was had by all.
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