Subject: Atlantic Provinces
Hi John, Glad to hear that you are heading this way! But I do hope the temperature here in August is above 60!! I say this as I shiver in the rain. Latter August and even the first 2 weeks of Sept should be warm. But yes, prepare for rain--carry a little bag of clothing to layer on depending on the change of weather, which can happen suddenly and often. In summer, there should still be a ferry between PEI and the mainland although it stops in winter. I believe the ferry Yarmouth to Portland used to be $60 for adults and $30 for children plus a vehicle fee. Its an 11hour crossing that leaves at around 10 am. The price is US funds. If you check the web at you can get tourism info and order the free 400 page NS guide online. Similarly try for their guide and info. Also try for ferry info.

Re other places to see, how can I not say Halifax, considering I live here? It is a great city (when it isn't raining). And I hate to think that you might not tour the south shore of Nova Scotia--Chester, Lunenburg etc. Think about it. Beautiful coastline, sparkling waters... Also Annapolis Royal and Wolfville are beautiful little towns with lovely B&B's, botanical gardens, nooks and crannies.

In PEI, 2 spots near Charlottetown are on my top list. PEI preserve company in New Glasgow, PEI is a gift shop/restaurant and preserve factory set in an idyllic little niche near the water. You can watch the preserve process (this is a family operation, not a huge factory), buy souvenirs and crafts, and have lunch or dinner overlooking the water. The other spot, about 15 minutes from downtown Ch'town is The Dunes. The bottom floor is a craft/art gallery (gorgeous things) and upstairs there is a fantastic restaurant where you can eat overlooking the man-made pond and lovely landscaping. Salad fixings and herbs fresh from the garden.

Anyway, feel free to email me if you want more specifics; I have stayed in several B&B's, but being close to home, I would normally stay with relatives. Hope you enjoy your visit, Collette Saunders Halifax, NS, Canada aw486