Driving Over The Confederation Bridge
For some strange reason, I have always wanted to drive over the Confederation Bridge, the fixed link that connects Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and I finally got that chance this past summer. My main purpose of that road trip was to visit my aunt in Dieppe, New Brunswick. I drove there via the Trans Canada
straight through from Sydney
, Nova Scotia to Dieppe but on the way home, I didn’t want to backtrack the same route. Being the curious adventurer that I am, the idea to drive over the Confederation Bridge to PEI and take the ferry back to Pictou, Nova Scotia came to fruition. After getting lost and driving in the wrong direction for over an hour, I found the turn off for the bridge and stopped to admire it from the highway below. The drive over it was nothing overly spectacular but it was pretty neat to think I was driving over such a large body of water for such a long period of time. The scenery towards the end was nice and soon I was back on land. I can now say I drove over the bridge but really it was that detour itself that really made that trip. There is just something about a long solo drive on a warm, full-moon lit summer night that just makes me want to keep driving until the pavement ends. In this case it ended at a car ferry, after driving across PEI, that took me back to the mainland and the highway that took me back home.