Port Royal and Annapolis Royal

We’ve been here for 2 1/2 days…..had a great tour yesterday of the reconstructed “habitation” at Port Royal….

 

This was the 2nd site (after Jamestown) settled in North America. Occupied by about 20 French men from 1604 to 1613 when it was burned down by the British from Jamestown. The noted French explorer, map maker and I think 🤔 designer 👩‍🎨 Samuel de Champlain spent 2years here…the reconstruction was done using only tools from the period….it’s an amazing place, all post and beam construction, really a work of art…..

This was a highlight! Next, to the fort in the town of Annapolis Royal….a huge earth works was built around this building……Fort Anne ……

 

British and French fought over it for two centuries….it was about the fur trade….beaver pelts…the hat I’m wearing is from beaver pelt…

There is a wharf directly in front of our campground ⛺️…..a small seafood businesses is across the street…live lobsters are available

Today was a free day….we drove to Digby a beautiful sea port famous for their scallops….and went back to the Historic Gardens…..I’m not really a garden guy but must admit this is a beautiful specimen…had more photos but Verizon has cut me off …….AGAIN!!

Tomrow we drive to the south shore, campground at Lunenburg…..maybe 🤞🤞🤞some photos….See Ya

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