Louisbourg – Fishing Village or Fortress

Louisbourg lighthouse and harbour entrance
Louisbourg lighthouse and harbour entrance

 

Friday morning we planned to tour the Cabot Trail, but awoke to dull, low overcast skies and a fine scotch mist, with very low visibility. On checking the forecast, it was meant to clear up, but not until early afternoon. Probably not a good day to drive the Cabot Trail, so plan B was a drive down to Louisbourg to check out the fortress and lighthouse. After a quiet and relaxing morning we loaded the dogs in the truck and headed off for the approximately 45 min drive, to Louisbourg, which is on the East coast of Cape Breton, about 20 miles from Sydney.

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