Auntie went back to walking her trail on Day Five. A lot of places on the island still didn’t have electricity, so we drove around to see what was open and what was closed. We saw many, many downed trees, with their root balls torn right out of the ground. Lots of houses had lost shingles from their roofs.
Mommy and Auntie had bought tickets to see an Elvis impersonator, but Dorian cancelled the show. We drove to Alberton to return the tickets, and then headed North to see an old lighthouse and the harbour.
We had trouble picking Auntie up after her day’s hike. Many roads were closed because of debris and downed electrical wires, and we could not get to where her trail ended. It took a while for us to figure out where to meet.
Auntie said her hiking had been tough, too, because parts of the trail were blocked by trees and debris. She had to climb over some of the felled trees. She said she was worried she would get in trouble because parts of the trail were marked “closed,” but she had to take them anyway to get to the end. She even met some construction workers who were clearing the debris on a closed trail part, but they were really nice, and just helped clear the way for her. That is one of the things we loved about being in PEI – everyone was so friendly and kind!