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Aug 21, 2017 - Louisburg Fortress

It took all morning in a building near the campground's office for me to catch up on this journal! whew! I got done in time for a quick lunch before our driver's meeting and bus ride to Louisburg to see a fortress and have dinner. The Louisburg Fortress is called that because civilians lived outside the fort but within the walls of the compound. We were met by a guide who talked a bit about the fortress and what we would find there. Some of the buildings have people in period dress inside to tell us about life in the 1700s and some have...

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May 31, 2017 - May 31

May 31 Overcast but eventually turning to sun as we made our way down the road towards Louisburg. The scenery was as usual rolling hills covered with trees, although there were farms, fields and lakes in view sometimes. It was an uneventful trip - there was almost no traffic on the highway, so we sailed along. Even once we crossed the causeway onto Cape Breton Island, there wasn't much in the way of sea views, but once past Sydney, we were following the coast more closely and saw more glimpses of bays and small ports. Our lunch stop was a...

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Maritimes trip

Aug 1, 2015 - The Fortress

Well they were calling for some sunshine today and they delivered. And it could not have been better timed as we were spending the day at the Fortress of Louisbourg. It is only a quick walk from where we are staying for the couple of nights here in Louisbourg. Not much of a campsite but it works. Emma was a little disappointed that it didn’t have a fire pit, but the rain yesterday helped make that a little easier to take. As we entered the Fortress the fog was just leaving. It’s amazing how thick and damp it is here. Right off the ocean I...

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Jul 31, 2015 - Eric of the Deep

So today we took the time to honour those men that worked below the surface in the many mines of the Atlantic Provinces. We were guided by a former miner named Eric Spencer who worked as a mechanic in the mines from the age of 13. He requested Cole help him with the role of "trap", the role many boys of his age would take on if their older male family member had passed away or were injured and they needed a replacement for him. His job was to open and close the door between the down mine and the up mine to allow for the pony carts full of...

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Oct 8, 2012 - Day 85 - Off Again to Cape Breton, South Arm

We headed out from Baddeck in the rain today, through North Sydney and Sydney to Glace Bay in hopes of seeing the Glace Bay Miners Museum. The Internet says its open from 10-5 daily. We make our way to Glace Bay and to the area of the museum but can't go down the street as there are low branches waiting to take out our satellite dish and air conditioning units. We drive around the area, not an easy process due to narrow streets, to find somewhere to park the bus and unhook the car. We get settled by a vacant building, detach the car and go...

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The Wandering Nunns

Aug 26, 2010 - A Wet & Windy Day At The Fort

Woke up this morning to the sound of rain blasting the trailer, and I mean blasting; the wind was so strong it was giving the trailer a good shake quite often. We lazed around hoping that it would die off but by 10:30 when it had not let up at all, we donned our rain gear and head out to the fort to visit what we hadn't had time to yesterday. First stop was to the coffee shop were we could get out of the rain and plan our attack. We visited the remaining buildings in the civilian section of the town and then headed up to the King's Bastion...

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Aug 25, 2010 - Back To The 18th Century

Mentioned in yesterday's blurb that we had tickets to "A Night In A Cape Breton Kitchen" performance at the Louisbourg Playhouse, what a great performance! Started at 8:00 PM and went for just over 2 hours, and was entertained for every minute! Anyway, on to today's adventures! After breakfast we headed over to the Fortress of Louisbourg,a Canadian National Historic Site depicting life in this French fort in the 18th century. Can't say that I have ever heard mention of this place, either back in school in history classes or in general...

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Aug 24, 2010 - Fort Louisbourg

After saying goodbye to our neighbours from Ontario we headed out on the 77K trek over to Louisbourg, after a stop at Tim's of course! Uneventful drive over and we arrived at the Louisbourg Motorhome & RV Park shortly after noon. Great campsite, right on the Louisbourg harbour and run by the local merchants, stay for 2 nights, 3 night free! After unhooking we headed over to the Louisbourg Lighthouse where we walked a shoreline trail past a number of historic sites from the days the British under Wolfe attacked the French at Fortress...

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Jul 5, 2009 - Fortress of Louisburg

July 5, 2009 camped over Today we drove over to the Fortress of Louisburg a remake of a French Colonial Town from 1744 that twice endured sieges that shaped the destiny of North America. We spent about 4 hours here and even ate a meal that they would have ate back in the 1700’s, it was very interesting and realistic as they had costumed people all throughout the site. Weather today started foggy, then the sun came out then it got foggy, then a little sprinkle then it cleared up again, which is what the weather is like here, the sun finally...

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