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Monday, 15 June 2009

Blue Monday

Hello everyone~ Blue Monday is here again and we want to thank Sally for hosting this fun event.

Today I would like to share a few unique pictures from our fair Isle. Some of you are curious about the Island so I thought this would be a good topic to regale you with. This bridge which I'm about to show you was the subject of great controversy a few years back! Up until the bridge was built, we had to take the ferry across the Strait to get to the mainland.

It was thought by many that a bridge linking the Island to the mainland would pave the way for a lot of riff-raff; the smuggling of illegal drugs, contraband, etc. Some also thought that we would lose our simple way of life here. Farmers, fishermen, tourist operators, and many Islanders weren't happy about a bridge being built. The Island finally settled it at the polls and the bridge went under construction to the tune of one billion dollars! It took four years to build and opened to traffic in 1997. It endures as one of Canada's top engineering achievements of the twentieth century.

Anyway, a little more than ten years later, we are still an Island enjoying a slower pace of living, and we enjoy the convenience of a faster trip across the Strait. What often used to take anywhere from thirty-five minutes to an hour, depending on the weather, now only takes about ten to fifteen minutes to cross.

This is the Confederation Bridge which links Prince Edward Island to New Brunswick. It is a curved 12.9 kilometre {8 miles} long bridge and it is the longest bridge in the world, crossing ice-covered water.

The blue is fabulous, don't you think?
This photo was taken in the winter with the ice in the Strait.
This aerial shot is my favourite! I can't take credit for any of the photos but aren't the blues wonderful?
Now wander on over to see Sally and all the other Blue Monday participants by clicking on the link or the Blue Monday button on my sidebar. Have a lovely day everyone!


Susan said...

Spectacular photos!

Smilingsal said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday!

Mary said...

What an amazing bridge and your photos of it are spctacular. Thank you for sharing them with us. Have a wonderful day.

Knitty said...

Ditto the earlier comments! Is there a fee to use the bridge? The aerial view is really grand.

Andrea said...

WOW...absolutely beautiful. Thank you!
Blessings and prayers, andrea

Boo-Bah said...

Yes, they are beautiful blues. They are such deep and vibrant blues. The photo of the bridge is wonderful, and what an amazing bridge!


Maya said...

What a great bridge this is. I love to drive (or walk if possible) over bridges.

Claudie said...

Hi Sandi my Canadian neighbor...kind of. Ottawa is pretty far, and one day we will visit your beautiful country side.
I have seen the bridge before, it reminds me of a bridge in Fla. (I think it's Fla.).
I also love your Lilacs and Happy Belated birthday to Cameron.
Happy Blue monday.
Love Claudie

srp said...

The blues are amazing indeed! I would think just knowing it is there in the event of an emergency is comforting!

Coloradolady said...

Breathtaking photos. Lovely colors of blue, especially the one with the bridge. Have a great Blue Monday.

Melissa Miller said...

What a gorgeous Blue Monday post Sandi!

Blessings to you this Summer! ~Melissa :)

Ashley ~ said...

These pictures are breath taking. Absolutely beautiful*! _Ashley

Becky K. said...

Amazing Sandi!

Carolyn said...

Hi Sandi,

Great bridge photos and it does come in handy if ever we should want to leave our fair Isle!

Terry said...

Happy Blue Monday.
Simply fantastic photos .
They are so breath taking.
You just cannot gaze at them enough.
I truly love them !
I have always wanted to visit so your photos are such a special treat for me.
Thank you so very much for sharing today.
Such a lovely suprise.
Blessings of joy to you .
Have a wonderful week.

Candy said...

The blues are fab and nice to see the longest bridge in the world.

Happy Day,

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

gorgeous!! Hope you had a Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Just Be Real said...

What the color Blue can do......So very beautiful! Appreciate your sharing those awesome pictures. Blessings.

Ms.Daisy said...

Hi Sandi,
Absolutely lovely! That aeriel shot is wonderful! It reminds me of the long bridges that connect the keyes on the way to Key West, Florida.


Lisa said...

Beautiful Blues!!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

me again...when you have a few minutes, stop by my blog and pick up your "One Lovely Blog Award"... from me to you!

CIELO said...

Good evening Sandy.... such lovely photographs and amazing views.... I enjoyed reading the comment you left on my blog about the "white" stuff falling down on my blog... so many people have asked the same question, I've decided to explain it publicly on my newest post... :)

I guessed the reason why I didn't answer that question sooner was because somehow I figured my readers would have guessed by now that in the little house in the roses fairies dance amidst glittering showers of fairy dust sparkling in the night. It could have never ever been snow. Not even in winter. Fairies don't like snow... and some humans either ;) So if you can close your eyes, and let your mind wander, imagine this: Sunbeams are floating around out there in the garden filtering down like fairy dust…

Thanks for visiting, is always such a joy seeing you at the house in the roses... I have left some blog awards for all my readers there, come get them...

May you be blessed..


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

awesome photos! thanks for sharing

happy Monday.

Fifi Flowers said...

WOW... great photos!

linda said...

Gorgeous! I would love to see that part of the country someday!

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