"Mostly harmless" Prince Edward Island Warnings Or Dangers Tip by vickiv

Generally a very safe place, however, a few cautions:
1) no you can't leave your car unlocked even if it seems to be a deserted rural area - locals are just waiting to see some dumb tourist walk off and leave a bunch of expensive cameras or cash in their car
2) if you buy a cottage, count on it being broken into and robbed over the winter - eg. appliances, water pumps etc. might be ok if you get a local to watch it for you - or if a year round resident lives right across from you. The local ethos is that if you can afford to buy one microwave, then you can afford to buy two. Keep in mind the real unemployment rate here is about 40%.
3)weather is COLD - bring warm jackets even in August, although days can be warm
4)mud roads in the spring. if you don't have 4 wheel drive be careful of wet "clay"(as the locals call dirt roads) in the spring - they can have all the traction of chocolate pudding, and it can go down a foot and a half.

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  • Written Oct 20, 2007
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