Our blog is to keep family and friends informed of our motorhome journeys.
We have dreamed of this for many years and finally our dream has come true.
We are looking forward to many happy miles ahead.
One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. Henry Miller.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Visit to Citadel and Point Pleasant Park

22 June 2013

The Citadel was completed in 1856 and the 4th in a series on this site.
It never saw battle and was built to protect against the Americans and French. WW I and II housed soldiers and a command center for Harbor Defenses.
Overview of Citadel

Soldiers Barracks Now Museum & Gift Shop

Firing of the Guns

John Beside One of the Big Guns

Barracks & Magazine

There he is Again

Sallyport

Conversation with Guard

Side View of Barracks

View from Signal Post

Signal Post

We purchased an annual Provincial Parks Pass for around $60/ea for seniors. A huge savings considering all the parks we will visit during our touring of Canada. Plus the convenience.

We spent several hours touring and saw the firing of the cannon, which they do everyday at noon. Housed in the barracks is a very informative museum tracing the Canadian military history over the years.
Preparing the Cannon Firing


Fire in the Hole

Earlier Photo

Barracks

Museum Display

Cannon that is Fired

I won't go into the history as it is long and complicated, so suggest you go to wikipedia. John will also do a posting on his website fortwiki.com

Instead,will put up lots of photos.

After visiting the Citadel we went to Point Pleasant Park across the bay from Purcell Cove. This is a very popular park for hikers, bicyclists, dogs and visiting the batteries. Got our exercise for the day. They even provide feeding cages for the squirrels.

Isn't he cute?

Peaceful Purcell Cove

Another View out to Atlantic

Soldiers Memorial

Sailors Memorial

Couldn't Resist

Sailing out to Atlantic from Purcell Cove

Looking Across to Purcell Cove

Prince of Wales Martello Tower

Plaque

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