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Dirt road in PEI

The soil of Prince Edward Island (or PEI), Canada, is derived from the red sandstones which underlie the island. These rich red soils have contributed much of the distinctive nature of the landscape there. The red dirt roads are becoming rarer as more roads in rural areas become paved but they can still be seen, as here east of Charlottetown, the capital city. The potatoes growing on the left of the photograph are distinctive for the province too.