Back in time to 1744.

Trip Start May 01, 2009
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Trip End Sep 27, 2009


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Flag of Canada  , Nova Scotia,
Tuesday, June 16, 2009

It was a relatively short drive from Englishtown to Louisbourg , Nova Scotia. We arrived around 11 a, and set up camp at the city campground owned by the merchants association. It's right on the water in the centre of town. Today was the first day that the camp had been open for the year.

We had beautiful weather, but it is still cold, only about 11 degrees C.

We came to Louisbourg to see the fortress, Parks Canada have done a great job in recreating on the original fortress site the French fortress town of Louisbourg. The French came here in 1713 after territorial losses to the English in Newfound Land and Nova Scotia during the war of the Spanish succession, and quickly became the most important French colony. By 1760 the British had taken control of the fort and destroyed it.

Today the fort has been partially rebuilt and the fortress is full of actors dressed in period costume, whom you can interact with. Most are very aware of the history and will give the visitor an interesting account of their lives. It was interesting walking the streets, stepping up to a closed door, entering and finding yourself in a working kitchen complete with the servants; it really was like visiting the 1700’s.

We spent all day there and left on the last bus, when we got back to the rv, I walked across to the docks and brought a beautiful 2 lb lobster for $10 from a fisherman, so we dined on PEI mussels, beautiful steak, the lobster and left over lobster risotto, that I made a couple of nights back, a true feast. Life is good!!!!!

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sswilson
sswilson on

Love that place
Louisbourg is one of our favorite places. We've been there twice. Somehow we missed knowing about the city campground. Looks like a neat place to stay. Now, the next time we will know about it.

brentandjo
brentandjo on

Re: Love that place
hi guys just tried to send you an email and it bounced, could you send one to me and I will resend.

Brent

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