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Canadian Maritimes
July 2007
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The Bay of Fundy at Pocologan, New Brunswick.
The Bay of Fundy at Pocologan, New Brunswick.
The Bay of Fundy at Pocologan, New Brunswick.
A boardwalk through the marshes near the Greenwich Dunes, on the north shore of Prince Edward Island.
A fixer-upper near Little Pond, Prince Edward Island.
The Annandale School, Prince Edward Island.
Kayaking on Boughton Bay, on the east side of Prince Edward Island.
Kayaking on Boughton Bay, on the east side of Prince Edward Island.
Jeff of Green Gables. Busloads of tourists are taken to see Green Gables, but since the book is fictional, it's not exactly clear what they're looking at when they visit the house.
On the ferry departing Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island, heading for Nova Scotia.
The northbound ferry coming from Caribou Island, Nova Scotia.
Sunset over the Gulf of St. Lawrence from my lodgings in Chéticamp, Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Island).
The Chéticamp area seen through the mist from the high point of the L'Acadien hiking trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
A piece of the western side of the Cabot Trail, the road that circles Cape Breton Highlands National Park. I put over 3000 miles on the Z4 on this little jaunt.
A sandbar near the abandoned fishing village of Le Buttereau, now inside Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The villagers used this sandbar for their infrequent trips into Chéticamp for supplies.
Why did the moose cross the road?
To get to the other side, of course.
Looking north over the Gulf of St. Lawrence, along the west side of Cape Breton Highlands National Park, seen from the Skyline hiking trail.
The Cabot Trail is a favorite among motorcyclists, for obvious reasons.
A rocky shoreline on the west side of Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
A typically sinuous stretch of the Cabot Trail, seen from the Skyline hiking trail.
Moose have right-of-way, even on the hiking trails.
Lobstermen tending their pots in Neils Harbour, on the east side of Cape Breton.
The view from the Coastal hiking trail on the east side of Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
Black Brook Beach, on the east side of Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
The bridge across St. Andrews Channel, west of Sydney, Nova Scotia.
The Fortress of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, is a recreation of a mid-18th Century French fortified town. This fisherman's cottage stands near the entrance.
The drawbridge at the Dauphin Gate into the fortress.
A cannon guarding the quay. For the day-and-a-half that I spent in Louisbourg, the fog never lifted. They tell me there's an extensive harbor, but I couldn't swear to it.
The view up Rue Toulouse.
The King's Bastion, a fortified enclosure within the fortress.
Assembling the guard in front of the King's Bastion.
The Governor's quarters within the King's Bastion. Though of the same era as Colonial Williamsburg, Louisbourg offered living conditions that were considerably more rustic.
Some of the inhabitants of the fortress.
The Frederic Gate along the quay.
More of the locals.
A lonely sentinel peering into the fog, alert for a seaborne attack by the English.
The defenders of the fortress.
Loading a musket.
Fire!
A fife player.
Standing guard along the quay.
The children of the fortress community playing a beanbag game.
More of the locals.
View down Rue Toulouse towards Frederic Gate.