After ballet and gymnastics, the PS clan loaded into the family wagon and took off to Lequille and Annapolis Royal. Annapolis Royal is the oldest European settlement in North America, and it has been continuously occupied since 1604. Located close by are several National Historic Sites, including two forts. In a Saturday preemption of Sunday Drivers, we spent a lovely afternoon lolling about the hills of Fort Anne.
|Chestnut tree bark|
|Underground at the powder house.|
|And this is why the cannon balls are firmly affixed to the ground.|
We also took a few minutes to visit the Annapolis Tidal Generating Station. It's the only place in North America which generates electricity by using the changing tides. This was cutting edge technology almost 30 years ago, and yet it's still the only one!
|This made me laugh! In French it says, "No Swimming, No Boating, No Peaches". Yes, "pêche" means fishing as well as peaches.|
I am looking forward to visiting Fort Anne again when it opens in late spring - during that tiny slice of time when all the visitor centres open, but the tourists have not yet arrived en force!