Thursday, August 17, 2017

Day 10.219: New Scotland

Nova Scotia may have a fancy name in English but the Francophones say it like it is Nouvelle Écosse - "New Scotland". Today we learned a slice of Scottish history in Pictou where there is a replica of the Hector - a ship that brought 179 Scottish immigrants to the area in 1783. The ship is astonishingly small and the story - which includes children dying of smallpox en route and a journey that took 10 weeks - after a storm caused a two week delay when they had nearly arrived - is fascinating and well told.

We enjoyed a couple of short walks - one in Pictou along the waterfront and another in Tatamagouche where we stopped for dinner on our way back to camp.

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