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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

North Sydney to Louisburg…The Long Night…Short Visit!


Wednesday, July 31
Those of you that follow the blog will note that the last blog was nearly double in length. That was because I had all night to write. The ferry ride from Argentia to North Sydney lasted 16 hours. It was a long night sleeping in those movie theatre chairs!
This morning, we hit the beach and drove down to Sydney. It was Wednesday and another Berlin Water Works Board meeting was in order. I found a nice place to park down by the bay. We could see a rather large cruise ship from Rotterdam.
MASSDAM Cruise Liner in Sydney
It was a perfect location to run the generator and have a phone conference meeting. Helen took advantage and did some shopping and she also made a few telephone calls to friends and family. The meeting ended around 1:15 pm and we packed up and headed for Louisburg and a visit of the old French Fort. This Fort is fully restored and fully staffed with period workers and soldiers. It definitely reminded me of old Williamsburg in Virginia, back in the states. Unfortunately, we didn’t get there until 4 pm and they were closing at 5 pm. We did get to go to the site and visit a little and watch the re-enactors fire the twenty four pound cannon.

I asked a policeman if there was a good place to park for the night. There are at least four RV campgrounds in Louisburg. I didn’t want to pay the high cost of just parking on their grounds. He didn’t exactly tell us where, but suggested we visit across the bay over by the light house.
The Oldest Lighthouse in Canada
viewed from our stay for the night!
There is a beautiful overlook and its pretty quiet and secluded. Guess where we are parked tonight. The view from across the bay of the old fort is shining as I write these last few lines.

Our plan for tonight is to walk around here and reflect on our epic tour of the Canadian Maritime Provinces. It as been an adventure that will be remembered for some time to come.
That is what we did and saw!  
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