Category Archives: vehicles

Speeding on PEI

I do not know the actual numbers of vehicle accidents, deaths and injuries on our provincial roads. However I’m quite confident in saying it is too many. My own experience of driving from Wellington to Summerside or Charlottetown on Hwy … Continue reading

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The Broad Arrow????

Ministry of Defense Broad Arrow Posted on 26th June 2018by irishroverpei All items belonging to the MOD (Ministry of Defense UK) are marked/stamped with the symbol “Broad Arrow”. The purpose is to prevent misuse, theft etc. The arrow symbol in … Continue reading

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Unable to Drive These Days!!!(cataracts)

A dear friend who lives in the Highlands sent me an email  some time ago that got me thinking about the many trips I made to Lochgilphead in a wide variety of vehicles during the early 1960’s. I mostly rented … Continue reading

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A Walk Down Memory Lane

Yesterday afternoon I took a walk down memory lane, more accurately a Rover memory lane. An old friend, Brian Dyer and his wife Susan arrived for a brief visit on their way to O’Leary. Brian and I go back some … Continue reading

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Make American Great Again.???

I don’t think I need to say much about Trump, we already know more than enough! However, I do want to talk about the US auto industry and how Trump wants 80% of their autos/parts made in America. Growing up … Continue reading

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Heat Pumps vs Oil

Several years ago I became interested in the Green Party, both Federal and Provincial, but the chances of them ever taking power seemed remote. That was back in the 1980’s 90’s. Remember, we had a number of fuel shortages and … Continue reading

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Used Submarines (Bargains) Used Fighter jets (Bargains)

Perhaps all this bargain basement military equipment began with the purchase of HMCS Bonaventure in 1958. The Bonnie was completing construction when the Second World War ended and work stopped. For several years the unfinished aircraft carrier languished in the … Continue reading

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No Camping Until 2018!!!!

I realise I talked about doing a quick camping adventure while remaining on the island. Perhaps driving down to Basin Head to over night and check out the camper and the things we might need for future expeditions . However … Continue reading

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MV Abegweit (The PEI Island ferry)

As we are about to celebrate 20 years of the Strait Crossing Bridge,  it seemed like the appropriate time to repeat a story I related on my blog back in 2013. The worse ferry crossing of my life, at one point I thought … Continue reading

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Rovers Galore! Well two anyway!!!

Because of being rather ill these last few months getting out has no been something I have’nt done very often. However, Sunday 21st May was a beautiful if a little cold and windy day. We decided to go for a … Continue reading

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