Barra Strait Inn
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We had another sunny day. This time it was in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Apparently Nova Scotia is made up of many islands and this on is the most eastern of them. In fact we have been, since Charlottetown, 4 hours earlier than California. I knew little of the Acadians who originally settled here. But their story, although tragic in many ways, is one of survival despite great hardship. It seems that the ...
... at the Sydney Walmart where we talked with two other couples in the parking lot - had a fun visit and exchanged information. One couple was from BC and the other lives south of here in NS. We hope to meet up with the BC couple in Newfoundland, as they arrive two days ahead of us.
On Monday morning, Colleen had reached the tipping point and decided she needed a haircut - Today! Luck was with her and a short walk across the strip mall to Guys & Dolls took care of ...
... the In-laws house no-one home so had to open the window near the stove to grill the meat. The heat from the griller set the smoke alarm off so Richard quickly opened the front door till the meat was
cooked. Boy are we glad there is heating to keep the cottage warm turned it down once the oven cooled down. Finished off the pineapple had our showers and ready to relax.
I booked our hotels for the last five nights in Nova Scotia four nights ...
... called the Keltic Lodge. As you can tell Cape Breton Highlands was settled early on by a lot of scots who moved over when the lands were under British rule and so far today we could see why. The weather was just like the Scottish Summers...wet, cold and windy. I digress, as we approached the trailhead therain was falling down in sheets buffeting the front windscreen making seeing difficult. I carefully moved towards the track sign we saw it was no good. The weather ...
... as well as being in prime position to protect the Gulf of St Lawrence... The main thoroughfare up to Quebec City and the Great Lakes. So Louisbourg was officially established in 1713 as a winter naval port since this region remained ice free and was relatively well protected along the Atlantic Coast. It was originally named Havre Louisbourg in honour of King Louis XIV. Louisbourg developed from a fishing port into a major commercial port and a strongly defended fortress. ...