Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Day 230

 Man, this weather!  It is HOT on the Island.  And I'm not complaining.  Thankfully I have wonderful friends who post pictures of snowbanks from February to keep me in check!

After VBS this morning we had lunch, some quiet time and then we packed up and went to the beach.  It was heavenly!

Here are my last shots from Louisbourg.  Focusing on the people of the fortress town.

 A farmer and his geese atop a fence.

 A happy officer.
 Another farmer walking with his goats.

 These two servants were having a very hard time figuring out how to knit a pair of socks and were looking for help from the servant of the house we were visiting.

 The spectacle of the public punishment. The criminal was a thief and his sentence was to stand in the iron collar for two hours a day for three days.  After questioning him a bit further they lessened the sentence and had him tell fairy tales to the visiting children at the theatre.



 A past time for a well to do lady: making lace.



Cannoneers and a soldier at the final blast of the day.

Archaeologists hard at work digging up more of the town.  It is said they have only reconstructed five percent of the town thus far.

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