Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Day 10.231: Nova Scotia trip recap - day 8

Our last full day of vacation took us back into eastern New Brunswick. Our first stop was a fort built (in a remarkable star shape) by the French at an amazing location with long views in all directions. They called it Fort Beauséjour. It was later captured by the British and renamed Fort Cumberland.

E5N1 threw himself into dressing up and completing a scavenger hunt and we all enjoyed our visit:

Beware British invaders this definitely French defender has you in his sights:

From there we carried on to Moncton where we paid our six dollars to drive down the magnetic hill, put the car into neutral and experience being pulled backwards back up the hill. It's an illusion, but an extremely compelling one that caused some distress - even once the secret was revealed:

Our last stop was the Sackville Waterfowl Park where we found some graffiti letting us know what to expect:

Some of the things we saw: red-winged blackbird, a pair of ring-necked ducks, lesser yellowlegs, belted kingfishers, a muskrat, cedar waxwings, some mallards, a double-crested cormorant, a pair of hide-and-seek playing yellow warblers and a plaque indicating that an organisation called Ducks Unlimited were partly responsible for the founding of the park!

The following morning we packed up and drove seven and a half hours home having had a great vacation.

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures and interesting information.


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