Viewed here from Cape Tormentine, New Brunswick, the Conferederation Bridge spans the Northumberland Straight at the Abegweit Passage between Cape Jourimain, New Brunswick and Port Broder, Prince Edward Island, a distance of 8 miles (12.9 Km).
One thing that Prince Edward Island has a lot of is wind. Sitting in the Gulf of St Lawrence, PEI is exposed to the heavy weather from the North Atlantic, and is investing heavily in wind energy as a result. Indeed there is a major wind research facility at the North Cape, a truly desolate and wind-swept promontory.
Lobster boat returning to port with her catch at Northport, Prince Edward Island. The calm waters inside the breakwater belie the conditions on the open sea.