Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Annapolis Royal

Here I am in historic Annapolis Royal--the first European settlement in North America!


All the pictures you see of me by the River in older posts are at the Annapolis River...but this is the end of that same River, and now it is the ocean. So this is the Annapolis Basin.



And Annapolis Royal was established as a Fort by the French...and there is Fort Anne down there.




There are cannons hidden behind the hills everywhere so the French could attack the English when they sailed into the Basin. It is strange to think this actually happened, huh?





GULP-- and this one is pointed right at my head!





And here is a hidden underground fort!





And there are dugouts all the way around it...





No way am I going down there!





But my mom went down and here I am crying....





Ok students! I hope you all paid attention to the history lesson because there will be a test on this tomorrow---HEHEHE, just kidding...


17 comments:

  1. One of my favorite parts of the country. Aren't you lucky to explore such a beautiful place? And we are fortunate to have shared the experience!

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  2. what great pics - and i love the history lesson

    woodrow sweetie mj

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  3. What a great place and you guys certainly know your history!
    Looked like you had great fun whilst you were there - just watch that the gun does not go off!!
    love
    Martha & Bailey xxx

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  4. A really interesting post - and great photos too!

    You make all the photos seem so much more impressive.

    lots of woofs
    Clive

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  5. Whoa! I hope there's no test or quiz after that lesson! I did pay attention though so I guess it would be okay if we got one.

    Wiggles,
    Brind'Amour

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  6. That was so cool! We love seeing historical places!
    Did you get to blow that cannon off? How cool would that be!??!
    Play bows,
    Zim

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  7. What a beautiful place, and an interesting history lesson, too. That picture with the gun pointed right at you looks kind of scary - yikes!

    See ya!
    Joey and Zeke

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  8. That place looks super fun! You should have gone w/your mom down there in that hole. Careful of them cannons make sure they're not loaded w/icky creepy crawlies.. yikes.. that's scarier than a cannonball!

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  9. Hi Guye - what great piccies! Our female human says she would have done better at history at school if there had been lovely doggies such as Guiness and Saige in the photos, she would have definately paid attention then, he he he! Tail wags - JD and Max.

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  10. SO Cool! Loved the pictures and the interesting history that went with them. The best part though was seeing you in the pictures. You really added something.
    Wags
    Ernie & Sasha

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  11. Just a good history lesson in such a beautiful place.

    Thanks, Wolfies!

    Kisses,
    Stella

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  12. Sure I enjoyed your informative post!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  13. I wouldn't go down there either....my pawrents took me to visit this old fort once and it was very echoey and scary! I high-tailed it outta there. :)

    Nala

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  14. Very cool history lesson! :-)

    Slobbers,
    Honey the Great Dane

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  15. It looks like so much fun! I would love to be able to see a fort.

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  16. Hey! My human has stood just where you guys have...but she didn't see any wolfies so it musta been a different day or something. Too bad. Looks like you had a blast with those cannons ;)

    wags

    Abby

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