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Old 09-03-2012, 08:37 AM   #1
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P.E.I. or New Foundland?

Ok, did the Gaspe', did Cape Breton Island and the Cabot Trail, did New Brunswick, now, next summer, we're gonna take 2 weeks, so, should we do Prince Edward Island or New Foundland? Pros and Cons for both would be appreciated! We would be leaving from Pennsylvania. Thanks!!
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:00 AM   #2
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PEI will take all of about two days, unless you have some unusual potato fetish, or really really like Anne of Green Gables. Plus it's very touristy, fine if you like that, but if you've seen one overpriced seafood restaurant on a worn out boardwalk then you've seen 'em all. If you want to lay on a beach and see a few sights it's worth it. Newfoundland on the other hand has thousands of years of history. The first European landing, the Avalon Penninsula, Grosse Morne National Park, Saint Johns. You could spend months over there and not see it all. Plus it's huge, you could drive all the way around PEI in a day iof you pushed it, it takes eight hours to drive from Porte Aux Basque to Saint Johns, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. You'll also get to tell your friends you stayed in Dildo, Come by Chance, Conception Bay, Joe Batts Arm, Blow Me Down, Cupids, Hearts Content, Pothead, Goobies or my favorite Leading Tickles. Plus you might get a chance to eat moose steak, fired cod cheeks etc. and ask about the Mummers.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:02 AM   #3
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PEI will take all of about two days, unless you have some unusual potato fetish, or really really like Anne of Green Gables. Plus it's very touristy, fine if you like that, but if you've seen one overpriced seafood restaurant on a worn out boardwalk then you've seen 'em all. If you want to lay on a beach and see a few sights it's worth it. Newfoundland on the other hand has thousands of years of history. The first European landing, the Avalon Penninsula, Grosse Morne National Park, Saint Johns. You could spend months over there and not see it all. Plus it's huge, you could drive all the way around PEI in a day iof you pushed it, it takes eight hours to drive from Porte Aux Basque to Saint Johns, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. You'll also get to tell your friends you stayed in Dildo, Come by Chance, Conception Bay, Joe Batts Arm, Blow Me Down, Cupids, Hearts Content, Pothead, Goobies or my favorite Leading Tickles. Plus you might get a chance to eat moose steak, fired cod cheeks etc. and ask about the Mummers.
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With the size of PEI - do them both.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:07 AM   #4
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I personally like PEI. But its small and can easily be ridden across in a day. Cross over on the bridge and take the ferry off the island at the other end and continue on to Newfoundland.
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:29 PM   #5
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I think I like that idea, go to P.E.I. and then a ferry to New Foundland
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:08 AM   #6
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I think I like that idea, go to P.E.I. and then a ferry to New Foundland
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:26 AM   #7
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Nailed it!

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PEI will take all of about two days, unless you have some unusual potato fetish, or really really like Anne of Green Gables. Plus it's very touristy, fine if you like that, but if you've seen one overpriced seafood restaurant on a worn out boardwalk then you've seen 'em all. If you want to lay on a beach and see a few sights it's worth it. Newfoundland on the other hand has thousands of years of history. The first European landing, the Avalon Penninsula, Grosse Morne National Park, Saint Johns. You could spend months over there and not see it all. Plus it's huge, you could drive all the way around PEI in a day iof you pushed it, it takes eight hours to drive from Porte Aux Basque to Saint Johns, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. You'll also get to tell your friends you stayed in Dildo, Come by Chance, Conception Bay, Joe Batts Arm, Blow Me Down, Cupids, Hearts Content, Pothead, Goobies or my favorite Leading Tickles. Plus you might get a chance to eat moose steak, fired cod cheeks etc. and ask about the Mummers.

Just returned from visiting all of these wonderfull places and many more and the only regret was not being able to stay for much, much longer!!
Ixnay PEI, done that too and every moment you can get on the Rock is 10 fold better spent than on the potatoe patch!!
Quit your job if you must but allow at least 2 weeks on NFLD! that will just wet your appetite for the next visit!!
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:45 PM   #8
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PEI by bicycle, Newfoundland by motorcycle.

BTW it is Newfoundland, pronounced New-Fun-Land

Have a time!
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:56 PM   #9
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Newfoundland. Without a doubt. Just came back from two weeks there, and loved it.

PEI was a rampant, commercialized clusterfuck.
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:11 PM   #10
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PEI is great smooth riding. Newfoundland is adventure, outdoors and remote!

I did them both on my GSA. Very different indeed.

One option is to add Magdelen islands in Quebec to a PEI trip. Really outstanding place!

I did a small clip a couple of years ago... Thought this could help you choose!

http://youtu.be/C6_dFTk_p1M?hd=1
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:03 PM   #11
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Newfoundland is rugged beauty. Ferry transportation on and off the island can be problematic even in the summer, spent an extra 18 hours waiting for the ferry to dock in Port-aux-basques in the summer. Marine Atlantic service is poor, and reservations do not mean a thing to them. Lots of less travelled side roads, best people in the country. Be very vigilant for moose. No disrepect to PEI, grew up in NS, would choose Nfld in a heartbeat over PEI.
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:39 PM   #12
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OK, lemme try this in a more disciplined fashion.

On PEI, apart from running into the clusterfuck of black-light minigolf outfits and various malls pushing Shirley Ann dolls, there's farmland and some ocean landscapes. Problem is, if you have been anywhere near farmland (Saskatchewan, Fraser Valley, central New Brunswick, wherever) it won't be that new.

And the over-commercialized bullcrap really does rule almost a half-hour's ride anywhere from Cavendish.

Or, alternately, here's the one image I have of PEI:


And then there was Newfoundland.



















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Old 09-06-2012, 03:07 PM   #13
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Newfoundland! Spectacular!
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:01 AM   #14
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Just got back from my third trip to Newfoundland and I have to go back again. There's just so much to see and do. Incredible place it is.
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:10 AM   #15
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Max384 did a R/R this year from Pennsylvania to NFLD. It should give you some idea of timelines.
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