Visited a place I had heard a lot about because of the tragedies the community faced, Springhill Nova Scotia. This was a mining community until the last disaster in 1958 where 75 miners died in a “bump” another 99 trapped and rescued.
This was the third of mining disasters including two explosions in 1891 and 1956. Both as the one in 1958 leading to death and heroic rescue.
The Springhill Miner’s Museum is a must visit. Lots of artifacts, newspaper reports, surface buildings to visit and a chance to go underground into one of the mine shafts with knowledgeable tour guides who know a lot of history about miner’s life and the disasters.
Also take the time to visit the miner's memorial in Springhill dedicated to the miners who died in these disasters and the men who died in single incidents. There wasn’t a year that went by that a name isn’t listed.
The photo was taken in the miner's wash house, Miner's Museum and shows how they hung their clothes from the rafters.
A couple of days ago, we visited what I would consider a landmark of New Brunswick – its covered bridges. We found three, down back roads, dirt roads and a few times Gary worried about getting stuck! Finding them is half the fun.
Look for the blog to be written soon…photos and more history of the bridges
Visiting Lighthouses in PEI, September 6, 2017
Spent a sunny late morning and afternoon visiting 3 lighthouses along the shore of Green Gables tourist shoreline. Unlike many of the lighthouses highlighted in my blogs, these are not open to the public. Still worth the visit as they are all on beautiful coastlines and ohh—those ocean beaches that PEI is famous for.
Covehead Harbour Lighthouse, still active with an electric beacon is located within Prince Edward Island National Park. Overlooking a fantastic sand beach, this lighthouse sits within the fragile dunes.
North Rustico Lighthouse, and moving along the coast, the next 2 lighthouses sit in more isolated areas. The New London Lighthouse, decommissioned, and the last lighthouse we visited today was Cape Tryon Lighthouse sits beside a hay field on a rocky bluff, still an active lighthouse.
Along the way we stopped at By the River Bakery in Cavendish where they served all day breakfast along with lunch and also picnic baskets for the beach. Breakfast was really good, reasonably priced and the service was excellent.
Watch for the blog with photographs and whatever history I can find…. along with St. Peter’s Harbour Lighthouse
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Imagine you could go back in time and feast on great food in Fortress Louisburg times; well you can! After a day of visiting Fortress Louisbourg stay and continue the experience and fun at Beggar’s Banquet. We had a great time eating, singing along with the duo on stage (the live ones) and enjoyed a visit from Sebean, a colorful character who visits everyone at their table, just a word of caution for the women - hang on to your man – she’s a stunner!!
This really is a unique evening, you get to dress up in costume, enjoy a buttered rum as it was served in Fortress Louisbourg, sing, dance, make sure you join the dance at the end to top off the evening.
The food is extremely good, Gary raves about the lobster, the habitat steak was superb and with a buffet of salads, vegetables, soup and dessert you certainly don’t need to beg for a full supper.
If you want to spend the night, check out the 4-star accommodations, luxury ocean suites. We didn’t take the opportunity. As we travel with the 5th wheel, we strolled back to our campsite, ending a lovely evening.
While visiting PEI along the Points East Coastal Drive there is a great place to look for off the beaten path. We found it while staying at the Panmure Campground. In Lower New Annan on Rt. 180, 1209 Barbara Weit Rd., Lower New Annan on PEI there is a company producing fine art products for home décor and garden which are just full of whimsy, fun and some pieces I would class as folk art.
There is a price range for everyone and check out the “BugAway”. We bought one and it works!!