Holiday Inn Sydney Waterfront
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So we spent the day at the beach again. Personally, I could easily spend every day at the beach, but seeing as we drove almost two hours to Inverness again, I did feel a little bad for Mark as I forced him out of bed at 9:30. Not horribly bad as the drive was phenomenal, but kind of bad. Inverness beach was just as spectacular as before, maybe even more so as the sun was right above us. The water wasn't quite as warm as last time (18 degrees instead of 21) but once you were ...
... only a five minute wait and decent results.
Later that morning, we drove 35 minutes southwest to the Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada where a shuttle bus drove us to the (reconstructed) Fortress, a mile and a half from the entrance. On the drive, we spotted two bald eagles soaring through the air - beautiful! Upon arriving at the Fortress, we were immediately immersed in the18th century time period. We walked the paths of French explorers and soldiers as ...
... local artists and crafters displaying their wares. Amongst the wares were many hand knit or crocheted sweaters, baby items and hats. I got some ideas for things I would like to make should I ever finish this afghan.
The Millers soon joined me in exploring the jewelry and other native and local crafts. There were some interesting pendants from local petrified forest, local granite pieces including green granite and lots of colorful beach ...
... 48" of rain – the fortress is run by National Parks of Canada.
Fishing, lobster and snow crabbing are the main industries. Lobster traps (pots) are long and ice crab traps are much bigger and round. We went to the Lobster Kettle Restaurant for lunch right on the seafront and tackled one of the ice crabs which ...
... engineering. The museum houses an extensive collection of artifacts contributed by the Bell Family. We made a short stop at the museum and Allan managed a glimpse of some of the displays.
Then it was only a short drive to the Uisage Band (White Waters) Falls Trail. This takes us through some of the oldest forests in the province, with 200 year old birch and maples. We hiked our way along the river up to the 50 ft falls.
On our way back we enjoyed ...