Barra Strait Inn
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... military exercises like the firing of the canon to lace making & the public punishment for a thief! We really enjoy talking to the actors about their "jobs" in 1744, like the baker who made fresh bread on site! We learnt that "flash in the pan" originated from a flash in the pan of a musket & that "sleep tight" referred to the tightness of the knots in a rope bed!
It was a huge site with a trail around the remaining ruins that ...
... called this an "R" sailing meaning restricted as per Transport Canada regulations. Ahh well, so much for best laid plans! We then reserved for the 15th, booked another night in the hotel & spent the day exploring the Sydney area. All was good in the end & we will certainly be making ferry reservations when we want to get off 'the ...
... water, fallen trees covered in moss and ferns creating an almost fairytale atmosphere. At the falls we attempted to cross the brook to a better viewing spot but this big clumsy bloke lost his footing and planted his foot right in the creek. Wet socks and shoes...great! As it turns out however it was just in preparation for the rain we were to face later. Now welli nto the second half of the days drive we arrived at a short walk called simply "Bog" This area is also ...
... defence, we did buy them late in the day and ate them a day later. We continued to explore the grounds for another 2 hours. We visited one exhibit which had recreated rooms of different towns people whose inventory had been located in the historical records. We also visited the barracks and officier's residences. The officier's residence seemed so opulent in comparison to the conditions of their soldiers however, as they brought to our attention in an exhibit, Louisbourg was ...
... French than all the French fur trading across the continent. The king of France maintained firm control of the colony by not letting them produce anything for export - other than cod -- this made them dependent on the king [ and France] so they would not form their own country.
The French built Louisbourg to defend an attack from the sea and the harbor. The British defeated Louisbourg in ...