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    It looks a lot like Languedoc, in France, with the scenery and lake.

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    The next day we visited Louisbourg, a fortress built by the the French in 1714. The French were eventually conquered and driven out in 1763 by the British and the fortress destroyed, but part of it has been faithfully reconstructed from the existing foundations and original plans and blueprints. It has many displays, rooms set up as they would have been originally and people in costume, the best of which were the guards in uniform with large muskets. The fortress was a thriving town originally and, despite what appear to be harsh conditions and the treacherous journey across the Atlantic (which took about 4-6 weeks), it was considered a good place to live as many of the soldiers and civilians did not have a great standard of living in France at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A_B View Post
    It looks a lot like Languedoc, in France, with the scenery and lake.
    OK. It's not a lake though, just an arm of the sea, but there area lot of lakes in the area, including Bras d'Or Lake, which is pretty big.

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    After Sydney we travelled back to Halifax for the last night. Although we were travelling home the next day, it would literally be at the last minute as the flight time was 23:59! So we extended the car hire so that we could see some of the things we had missed at the start of the holiday for one reason or another.

    One of the things I had wanted to see was the graves of some of the victims of the Titanic disaster, whose bodies had been recovered by ships from Halifax in the days following the sinking. The main cemetery was the Fairview Lawn cemetery, where a few dozen were buried. The most poignant of these was the body of a two-year old boy whose identity was unknown, as was the case with many of those recovered. However, in around 2010, following research it was discovered who the child was, a Sidney Goodwin, whose entire family had been lost in the disaster. His grave and some of the others are shown below.

    We also visited Peggy's Cove, the most photographed place in Nova Scotia, where we had fish and chips for lunch.

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    You can see why Peggy's Cove is the most photographed place, it's very picturesque.

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    It certainly is.

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    Driving in Nova Scotia

    Driving in Nova Scotia is pleasant but at times scary and confusing. Outside the towns it is great. The roads are very quiet, even the motorways, apart from around Halifax, and the etiquette is one of general courteousness to other road users. By and large though, on most of the rural roads you don;t even have to interact with other drivers as they are so quiet. Many of the roads also have frequent "crawler lanes" to allow traffic to pass slower vehicles.

    In the towns, however, it is different. Some aspects are still quite easy to cope with, however, such as traffic lights (as long as you remember that you can turn right on a red light if the way is clear - we fell foul of that one to begin with), 4-way and 3-way junctions, and even the odd roundabout (which, being Canada and not the US, were called roundabouts, not rotaries). However, now and then a road junction would cause complete confusion. More than once, we came to a junction which had no markings or lines whatsoever, and it appeared that the other routes would have priority. However, we would often find ourselves being honked at from behind if we did not move, which was scary because at other times, when you did move, another vehicle would come right out in front of you, so it gave the impression that there were no rules and they were made up as they went along. Obviously this was not the case but we never figured out what we were supposed to do at these junctions.

    One aspect that was very good was how pedestrians were treated. Basically you could cross the road almost anywhere and the traffic would dutifully stop for you, as long as you weren't taking the piss and walking right out in front of moving vehicles. What we weren't prepared for though was that even if you were just standing on the pavement, looking even slightly likely to want to cross, drivers would stop and wave you across the road. We never got used to this and would often signal to the drivers just to carry on but they were very reluctant to do this.

    So, overall driving was a nice experience due to the quite roads and the general courtesy of drivers, and the towns, whilst occasionally being a bit scary, were nothing like New York or London or anything like that.

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    A video of a very long goods train I took in Nova Scotia.


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    Do you think it had any hobos on it?

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    Probably not. All sealed containers nowadays.

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