A nice drive from Halifax..around 6 hours via 102/104/105/22 with a picnic stop at St Anne Harbor viewpoint. Our campground is Point of View located within walking distance on a cool day to Fortress of Louisbourg Visitor Center where you take a shuttle to the Fortress. This is a small campground on the harbor with a view of the Fortress featuring 24 sites, vacation condo rentals,Beggars Feast nightly where you are dressed in period costumes. Not sure we will partake of this, but sounds like fun. Price is $40 for feast of lobster, crab and other delicacies.
|View of Fortress From Campgound|
|Our Site #14|
Louisbourg is a small town on the southeast coast on the Atlantic with a population of around 1300. You will find no supermarkets, fast food, movie houses or many of the modern offerings of larger towns. The people are very friendly and helpful and many work at the Fortress.
|Map of Louisbourg|
The earliest European visit to the harbor was in 1597 by the English.
Louis XIV secured it for France in 1713 by constructing a well fortified walled city. Louisbourg was the busiest seaport on the continent during the 18th century.
A drive to the Lighthouse provided a beautiful view and later a drive to the to Kennington Cove with wonderful sandy beaches and picnic spots. A favorite among the locals.
|Cliffs by Lighhouse|
|What a View|
|Kennington Cove Beach|
The nearest large town is Sidney where the ferries to New Foundland depart.
We have not given ourselves enough time for Cape Breton. So many places to visit. Feel we need at least a month to six weeks here.
Tomorrow we will visit Fortress of Louisbourg.