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    • Day12

      Endlich Hummer...

      October 7, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      Endlich hat Krisi ihren Hummer gegessen. 😋😋😋 Ganz schön aufwändig das Ganze und so richtig Hunger darf man auch nicht haben. Aber sehr lecker.
      Peter hatte einen Burger und Luca Haddock mit Fries. Endlich mal keine Nudeln 😏Read more

      Traveler

      Sauwitzig, das Foto!

      10/10/19Reply
      Traveler

      "Endlich mal keine Nudeln!" - das würde ich meine Mädels auch gerne mal sagen hören 😉

      10/10/19Reply
      Traveler

      Luca fand es auch komisch so ein ganzes Tier zu essen.... 😁

      10/10/19Reply
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    • Day17

      Baddeck

      September 3, 2022 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

      Baddeck ist eine Ortschaft in Nova Scotia in Kanada und ist der Verwaltungssitz von Victoria County. Sie liegt am Westufer des Bras d’Or Lake auf der Kap-Breton-Insel. Der Name Baddeck wurde, gemäß einigen Historikern, von dem Wort Abadak der Mi’kmaq-Indianer abgeleitet, was „Ort mit einer nahen Insel“ bedeutet.Read more

    • Day12

      Baddeck

      October 7, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

      Wir sind heute bis nach Baddeck gefahren.
      Angekommen sehen wir die Stadt
      dann mal näher an und schauen
      uns dann mal das Hummer-Restaurant an das wir heute Abend besuchen.
      Dort gibt es leckeren Hummer.
      Jetzt sind wir auf dem Campground an gekommen und essen erst einmal.😁🥞
      (von Luca geschrieben)
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    • Day17

      Alexander Graham Bell Museum in Baddeck

      September 3, 2022 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

      Dieses Museum zeigt das Leben und die Karriere von Alexander Graham Bell anhand einer umfangreichen Sammlung von Artefakten und Dokumenten, die Dr. Bell und seine Familie während ihrer Zeit in Nova Scotia gesammelt haben. Alexander und seine Frau Mabel Bell sind beide in Baddeck gestorben und begraben.Read more

    • Jun27

      gas stop

      June 27, 2016 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

      Saw 2 rabbits fighting this morning. Must be tons of little wildlife up here no one notices. Lots of hummingbirds at the restaurant's feeders.

      The lock on the car top carrier is rapidly breaking down. I smelled more fumes coming over so I moved my saddlebags into the trailer. Doing that was tiring. Heading home.Read more

    • Day14

      Halifax, again.

      July 16, 2018 in Canada ⋅ 🌧 21 °C

      Day fourteen.The ferry provided a pleasant wake up call promptly at 6am, by alerting us with nautical tones on the speaker system with no volume control in our room... in my fitful sleep my initial thought of abandon ship was quickly replaced with thank god this is about over.
      We pulled into Sydney at 7am and slowly purged ourselves from the ferry, following the long line of cars out off the little port town into Nova Scotia. The plan was to distance ourselves from the busy restaurants and gas stations that surround the ferry terminal and find someplace quieter along the way towards Halifax, about a 4 hour drive away.
      We did find that spot in Baddeck; a small lake side town that had a beautiful harbor and quaint little restaurants and mom and pop bed and breakfast joints sprinkled about. We all settled down in such a place with the morning fog slowly lifting around us as we ate a delicious breakfast on a wide covered porch that belonged to lovely little Inn. In reality the hostess wanted to segregate our toddler infused group to the chilly, still damp, outside deck so we wouldn’t disturb the other guests... No matter, it was the better option anyway and one we were all glad for. Afterwards we walked down to the harbor where there were many sailboats tethered in the bay and ample room for the kids to get out their energy. We also spotted a huge, beautiful double masted sail boat that was at port with lots of people milling about it. We discovered it was the famous “Bluenose II”, the “sailing ambassador of Nova Scotia”. The Bluenose II sails around the world for the most part with a crew of 23 full time sailors. Today we were lucky enough to catch them here in Baddeck, a stop for them during their summer sailing schedule. They open up the top deck for anyone wanting to see first hand what a classically trimmed sailing vessel looks like. It was beautiful and shiny, the deck just recently washed and all the brass just polished. We spoke to a few crew members who were scattered about answering questions for people. Like, how in the hell does anyone get so lucky to call this a job? The crew are mostly young 20ish folks who still have freedom in their lives, that committed to a six month stay aboard the Bluenose. The crew is then run by 6 officers and one captain as they sail around Nova Scotia and other far away ports spreading the nostalgic image of their beautiful ship wherever they go. It made me a bit jealous I have to admit, sailing has always been something I’ve wanted to do. So I pulled Addie aside and tried to plant as many seeds in her head about doing something like this when she’s a bit older... I’ll live vicariously through her.
      When we finished drooling and wishing about future sailing adventures...that may of just been me... we loaded back up in our caravan of two and drove the rest of the way to Halifax.
      For the last night we found another airbnb, an apartment near other apartments that could easily accommodate us all. So the ensuing debate of room selection and dinner options commenced, for one last time...
      I’ll just say here that my suggestion of staying at the harbor front Marriott, that had next to it the boardwalk, the restaurants, the view, the all things I thought we would enjoy on our very last night here...was rejected unanimously in favor of this apartment in the apartment district of Halifax next to nothing... but hey, I’m just along for the ride and need to keep my mouth shut and drive the car!
      Ok, the Marriott was very expensive...but I’m very easily able to rationalize such things while on vacation, especially when it’s our last night. Anyway... to celebrate our last night in Nova Scotia, we got pizza take out and ate it in the apartment. Ok... so everyone, including me was tired...the kids were bordering on mutiny and if we did drag them out for one last hoorah they probably would of suffered a complete breakdown and made us all, and the rest of the restaurant, miserable. So, it was probably a good decision to stay in...damnit. At least we had one more night’s worth of 14 year old whisky.
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    • Jun22

      Bell site

      June 22, 2016 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

      This is the Alexander Graham and Mabel Bell National Park thing. He founded a team that designed and flew the first powered flight in Canada. Once that was done he helped design a hydrofoil that set a speed record. The first person to die in an airplane crash was a member of bell's aviation group. The museum was quick to point out it was in a wright bros plane in the US lol. Plus a lighthouse picture. Any good Maritimes tourist takes lots of lighthouse pictures.Read more

    • Day60

      Adventure by the sea shore

      August 15, 2021 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

      I am still at Louisburg lighthouse trail, but I am past the part with all the violent history. Or at least nowhere they thought significant to mark.

      Just because the story has stopped doesn't mean that the mystery is done.

      As I continue my hike I find private coves with just me and the Atlantic. The water is cold but warm compared to the frigid temperatures of the Pacific northwest.

      Nothing better than a cold dip on a hot day. As I continue the geology of the area, tells a tale of upheaval and transformation. I find rocks with deep striations from the ice that once invaded the landscape. The same iceage leaving huge boulders strewn about the land as if massive giants left their marbles behind.

      Walk a little further and see the twisting and shifting of the rock layers, tossed on their sides from the volcanic activity, that rocked the area billions of years ago.

      As i continue my journey by the seashore, i come upon an area where the volcanic activity and the action of the waves have created the perfect balance. I find numerous underwater caves.

      One in particular makes me think of the count of Monte Cristo, when he found the treasure in the sea cave. I want to see more but think better of entering such a dark and inhospitable environ.

      Finally to top everything off. I find a massive boulder, the size of a small building sitting beside the ocean. The rock is smooth and hard and the locals have bolted numerous routes for climbing.

      It would seem that adventure is to be found wherever you look.. .
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    • Day60

      The siege of Louisburg

      August 15, 2021 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

      Today i hike the Louisburg lighthouse trail, it is way more than just a hike it is a portal into the ancient world. As you traverse across the rocky shoreline you are following in the footsteps of young soldiers who defended or attacked the fort almost 300 years ago!

      In 1758 the British under general James L wolfe laid siege to Louisburg. I saw the spot where they landed their artillery and attacked the outer defenses.

      Right offshore are 4 French warships languishing in a watery grave. It is hard to imagine the fiery madness that must have dominated the area.

      Imagine been a French defender and seeing the British fleet come into view. That is one truly special thing about this area, at anyone time a fog bank can roll in and obscure what sits even 20 feet in front of you.

      I see it this way. There was a heavy fog that kept the British fleet from landing right away. Then as the fog started to lift, the French defenders saw their worst nightmare a British armada just offshore, just out of reach of their heavy cannons.

      The French warships in dock immediately sprung into action to face their enemy. But they were outnumbered and outgunned and sunk to the ocean floor.

      Then the inevitable sunk in. It was only a matter of time until the English landed on shore and the Siege would begin. Once the outer protective batteries were gone the ships could pull into the harbour and bombard the fort itself it had to a horrific waiting game.

      I have no idea how long the siege went on for, but I imagine it must have took months.

      What a horrible feeling for the residents of the fort to see their future fate, and be incapable of doing anything about it...
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    • Day7

      Cape Breton, N.S.

      July 18, 2016 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

      Inverary Resort on Baddeck Bay. We are only uploading photos once we are set in for the night

      Muriel, Dave Cherry

      We are only uploading photos once we settle in for the night!!!

      7/18/16Reply
      Debbie Thompson

      Beautiful !

      7/23/16Reply
       

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