Point of View Suites at Louisbourg Gates
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... provisioned from the outside, it could not withstand long sieges and that is why it was defeated so often and finally destroyed and abandoned by 1768.
About 20 percent of the fortress and town has been restored over the last couple of decades and I was surprised at how large it would have been in the 18th century. It is like a mini version of our Williamsburg, with costumed characters mimicking life in the 1740s. This is the end of the tourist season so there ...
... with his
knowledge and learned a lot ourselves (science class in disguise...)
The rest of the afternoon was spent swimming in the
solar-panel heated salt-water pool, overlooking the Bay, until we got too
freezing. Eric splashed around and did some great jumps off the diving board.
Next morning, we got an early start and did another full
driving day, taking us to Cape Breton Island. Getting across the causeway was
... Which also started the debate about which shark was the #1 deadliest. I would share this great information, but everyone should partake in Shark Week so please make sure to look it up! Dinner was at the Lobster Pound here in North Sydney. I will say that we indulged. I am proud to say that I shared my meal with Mark because it was way too much food! As a table, we shared two appetizers - crab cakes and lobster ...
Well, today I ended up in Fortress Louisbourg, just outside of Sydney ... yes, that Sydney. The one idiot tourists occasionally fly to see Kangaroos but find it rather too cold ...
Lousibourg is a reconstruction of the biggest French Fortress in the New World - the one whose loss opened up Montreal and Quebec to conquest and the final fall of French Canada.
About 1/3, I believe, of the original site ...
... strip of marshland across part of the entry to the bay. Road is now high above before going down around the water where homes and cabins are on the shoreline can see little island in the bay.
At Effies Brook we are back on the Cabot Trail and the Acadian forest before turning right at Cape North for our journey to the tip of Cape Breton Island to Meat Cove (the end of the world as locals say). Views of the Acadian forest, round marshland ...