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Trip Start Jul 27, 2012
12Trip End Aug 18, 2012
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Then a visit to the Alexander Graham Bell Museum in the town of Baddeck where we are staying until tomorrow. Yes he invented the telephone but we were all amazed at his inventions related to flight and hydrofoils. Another thing was his and his family involvement with the deaf, including his wife.He settled in this area because it reminded him of his native Scotland- he stayed an American citizen.
Local Lobster is a feature at many restaurants and Shirley finally had a whole one for dinner last night. The local haddock is also very good.
Today was a visit to the Fortress at Louisbourg--a facility of the French to protect the harbor--destroyed several times by the British. Much restoration to what it looked like in the mid 1770's. Musket and cannon demonstrations.
Canadian and US dollars are almost exactly the same and US is accepted everywhere so far.
Also it is washroom not restroom and a soda is "pop".
Now from shirley - we are continuing our daily lobster fest - last night had whole lobster with mussels at a very cute nearby historic inn. Tonight was delicious scallops in wine sauce but lobster roll and chowder at lunch
by the way - nova scotia means new scotland which i did not know. This area we are in was originally settled by the Scottish - last few days were French areas.
this town baddeck is small but very cute with lots of historic houses, boats, and beatufiul views of the water from everywhere. we are staying at a beautiful little inn,
auberge giselles, a white house on a hill surrounded by colorful gardens and a long sloping lawn going down to the water.
getting late - now on my little netbook so typing is bad - sorry