An early departure for a long drive of 325 miles to Moncton New Brunswick and Stonehurst RV Park. Our drive took us on Hwys 22,125,105/104 and 2. This goes partly by Saint Anne Bay and Bras d'or Lake.
Before leaving Louisbourg, we stopped one more time at the local fast food bus that seems to be a very popular gathering place. Also got a pretty sunset photo. During the day, I did laundry at the local laudromat and was put in touch with a local lady who notorized a document for me.
She invited me into her home and we talked for over an hour. As with many locals, she was raised here and very friendly. I must say this is the most friendly town we have visited. Thank you Jean for your help. By the way the local postmaster recommended her.
The Point of View campground was very nice and we would definitely stay here again. This is one of 3 campgrounds in the area along with several motels and B&B's. Our opinion was that this is the best..very small, good location for the Fortress and very friendly.
|Sunsets Over Louisbourg|
|Keeps Getting Spectacular|
Enroute to Moncton, as you enter New Brunswick, is Fort Beausejour.
The fort has two names the other being Fort Cumberland served under French and English. The French erected the fort atop Beausejour Ridge in 1750 to protect strategic interests in the Chignecto isthmus.
British and New England troops captured the Fort after a siege in 1755.
After the siezure, the Acadian deporture began and the fort was used as a prison. The fort was then named Cumberland and a British garrison routed a rebel force from the US in 1776. It was abandoned in 1835 and declared a national historic site in 1920. The visitor center was built in 1930 and the remains are in very good condition.
|Model of Fort|
|Foundation of Barracks|
|Entrance to Casemate|
Stonehurst Campground is very nice and adjacent to a golf course and driving range. Sites have full hookups and are on grassy sites. We are in site 95. It is $38/nt inc tax plus and extra $5/nt for 50amp.
|Stonehurst Campground Moncton|
Tomorrow we are going to the Hopewell Rocks.