|I think they were expecting someone with a bigger boat!|
|Watching to see if the stern anchor was working|
|On our way up the trail!|
Enjoy our walk in pictures!
|Getting the layout|
|This tells the history of this fort in chronological order.|
Several of the buildings have been more recently reconstructed since the fort fell to ruin after being abandoned in 1854.
The conservation efforts are impressive and the site is now used as a venue to conduct private functions as well as educational ones. Today, however there was nobody around to conduct tours, so we were left to just wander... which is good too.
|It's like being somewhere else... Wait... We're ALWAYS somewhere else!!!|
|The climb to the hilltop is strenuous work, but the view is always worth it!|
|Cannons aimed at Prince Rupert Bay... where our boat is moored!|
|Musket and cannon balls galore have been found on this site.|
|Sorry... can't decide, so I pick them ALL!|
|Dos Libras is down there... That's us to the left of the big boat's bow!|
|See the water well pump beneath the tree?|
|Of course we tried it, but we couldn't feel it draw...|
|Back down on the park below the fort... I had to get a closer look at THAT TREE!|
|We followed a car back out through the narrow gate.|
|Just as we were leaving the fort grounds, it began to rain.|
|Little birds took shelter with us.|
We began to get a little nervous when the water came down in sheets! For a while, we could no longer see the bay. But we had food available and a nice rum punch...
|It has to let up eventually, right? Huge raindrops pounded the earth!|
I don't know how long we sat there watching the rain come down. The wind whipped up with it and we were glad to be on a secure mooring, hoping that Jezabelle wasn't too frightened in our absence.
We took a chance to dash for the dinghy when the rain slowed momentarily. Always the lucky ones, we ran down to the dock, hopped in, untied the painter and I took the helm while Bruce bailed water....
|Dinghy STILL full of water!|