We were the first ones of the lower level on
the ferry and drove about 5 miles to the North Sydney KOA for a
two night stay.
After buying ice for our broken refrigerator we went for breakfast
at the Cedar Restaurant and Bakery a pleasant local establishment
After breakfast we drove down to Baddick ,Nova Scotia and the
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Center. Bell was born in
Scotland, immigrated to Canada and then became a U. S.
Citizen. He bought a summer home in Baddick that reminded him of his
native Scotland. His family still owns the property and frequents
Below is the view from the Center looking out
across the Bay. The Bell Summer Home is on the far side near that
While the telephone s his greatest achievement he was involved with
other scientific breakthroughs still in use today. After listening
to a talk and viewing the exhibits I had a feeling that Bell's
behavior was very familiar. I told the interpretive Ranger that
based on what I had been reading Bell appeared to be A. D.H.D. The
interpreter indicated that they believed that as well and that
family members also believed that to be true and indicated
that it still ran in their family. Welcome to my world or me to his.
The next day August 4th we drove 50 miles east to the historic
recreated French Village known as The Fortress of Louisberg. The
village was rebuilt by Parks Canada. It is run and staffed by
local people in period costume who work for Parks Canada. I had a
nice talk with the bread bakers and we of course bought their
authentic period bread and rolls. Not a lot just enough for a snack
during our tour. Needed salt but I guess back in the day they didn't
have as much as we do now.