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The banner on the header is the Provincial Flag of Prince Edward Island, the smallest of the 10 provinces of Canada with a total population of 140,000 people. The island is 5662 square Km. If you compare to Holland it stands at 5448 sq. Km. 

The flag is a Normand Lion appearing on the coat of arms of Prince Edward Augustus, duke of Kent & Strathearn, son of King George III for whom the island is named. The Red Oak and the three small oaks symbolize the island itself and its motto Parva sub ingenti, under the protection of the great, meaning Britain.

Up until 1770 the island was called St-Jean and had been named by the French who kept a small fort near the harbour entrance of what is now Charlottetown, the Capital.

On Monday morning we fly to Moncton, New Brunswick and then we will pick-up the rented car for the drive to the island over the Sea bridge about 2 hours. The weather promises to be quite nice with highs of 9C and some rain.

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We are staying on Queen street at an Air B&B in the old centre of the city, which is very central to all we want to do and see.

There will be reports on what is happening in PEI and in Charlottetown.

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One of the characteristics of the island is the red earth, stone and sand (Terre Rouge)

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Province House, Parliament of PEI, Charlottetown

 

 

 

 

 

 

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