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Today we drove to Louisbourg. It wasn't in our original plan, but we heard it wasn't to be missed. What is Louisbourg? Here is some information from The Fortress of Louisbourg website (http://www.fortressoflouisbourg.ca):
Louisbourg is the largest reconstruction project in North America. The original settlement was founded in 1713 by the French and developed over several ...
... us all the relevant brochures and maps we required plus if we do our accommodation through the main Visitor Information Centres we can get a big discount pity we weren't told this earlier when travelling across Canada but where they gets discounts might be horrible places.
Hopefully we can book Halifax through the Centre Wendy and Tammy gave us directions for a scenic drive on Hwy 105 through Cape Breton Island to View on the Seas Cottages ...
Yet another foggy start to our day. The mist off the ocean was so heavy we thought it had rained over night. It was 9 o'clock when we started our journey toward Louisbourg, Nova Scotia. Prior to leaving Chantelle and I took a Benadryl to help us with our allergies. Not a good idea when you are going for a drive. I could barely keep my eyes open! Deryck, had to keep nudging, me awake.
Just as we pulled into the parking lot ...
After we bought our park passes from the visitor's centre, we had to wait for a bus that would drive us out to the site. We could see it from the centre, about 3 km or so away. The line to buy tickets was quite long, which at first surprised me, but then I remembered that it was a Saturday!
A little bit of background about Louisbourg. It is a reconstructed French colonial fortress from 1744, built on Louisbourg's original location ...
... but only if they didn't owe any money. Most of the soldiers were basically in for life because they typically owed money at the end of the six years.
The soldier demonstrated how a musket would work and actually fired it. It worked on the second try and was really loud. A flash of flame came from the gun as well. They only fought on days when it was dry weather with no wind, as wet ...