Right next to the ocean at Peggy’s Cove there is little hospitable surface for growing much of anything.
The ocean provides what the land can’t.
After many years I returned to visit the Fortress of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island.
It is still as impressive as it was the last time I visited.
The day was damp and foggy, with drizzle.
It was possible to feel the loneliness and uncertainty of the isolated location on a particularly miserable day.
It is a magnificent restoration.
Founded in 1713, it became an active port for trading and other activities and changed hands several times.
In 1758, the British took it after a siege and it was thoroughly destroyed by British Engineers.
General James Wolfe took part in the Siege of Louisbourg. He died a year later on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City.