Moncton, New Brunswick was the first leg of my
final Canada tour. I rented a car en route to my trip from Moncton to
Charlottetown, PEI. At first, I wanted to leave the car rental at
Charlottetown and wanted to fly out from there but car rentals charged extra
CD$100. I guess it was the recovery fee for the CD$42.50 toll fee at
the Confederation Bridge.
At any rate, my first stop at Moncton was at the
Magnetic Hill. I drove about 200 meters downhill, placed the car
on neutral, released the brakes and the car rolled backwards (uphill).
I was fascinated by it and did it several times.
From the Magnetic Hill, I drove to downtown
area. I parked the car near the market and was able to go around downtown in
about 1.5 hours. Moncton was a small and quaint city where activity
was very minimal. Considering that winter was just about to finish and
it was a Sunday, most stores were closed.
I passed by
The Thomas Williams House and
the Riverfront Park. From downtown, I took a nice drive towards
Shediac and strolled along the wharf.
Parlee Beach was closed since most of the water was still frozen.
Drove along Hwy 15 towards the
Confederation Bridge -
the longest bridge in the world over ice covered water. The bridge
connected New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. There was no toll
from NB to PEI however the return toll was CD$42.50. No wonder, car
rentals charged extra CD$ if I wanted to rent the car 1 way.
The bridge crossing was my
entrance to the next province, Prince Edward Island.