Saturday, June 23, 2012

Canada Days 15 & 16, June 22 & 23, 2012

Yesterday was  nice, rather cool day (high of 68 according to the Jeep).  We drove the Jeep to Lunenburg where we spent most of the day in the Fisheries Museum.DSC01839  They gave talks on lobsters, showed various commercial food fish caught in the North Atlantic, etc.  They had boats inside and out that were used in the commercial fishing industry.  They have a movie about the Bluenose, a sail fishing boat that won various races against US ships.  The Bluenose I has been lost, but is immortalized on the Canadian dime.  The Bluenose II is in dry dock for repairs, and we took pictures of her.DSC01840  After leaving Lunenburg, we drove to LeHave via ferry. DSC01843DSC01844  Outside of LeHave is the Fort Point Lighthouse.  The fort was called Fort Sainte Marie de Grace, and was established in 1632 by Isaac de Razilly.  There are some descendants if the original 300 people still living in the area.  The current lighthouse is a recreation used as a museum, but still looks good.DSC01846DSC01847DSC01848

Today, the 23rd, we woke up to kind of a cloudy dreary day with a high of 62.  This afternoon it has also been drizzly.  The highlights have been reconciling credit cards and Marilyn’s doing wash.  We will get to the grocery store for some more milk.  Then we will just relax.

Type at you later.

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