Day Seven – Gaelic is an odd language.
Tha i breagha an diugh..
So, we left the motel, and took the ferry around to find the Highland Village Museum. There you can essentially walk through the history of the Gaelic settlers. The first stage is a stone hut as it would have been in Scotland. They even had some proper cows. . .
After that we were led through the log cabin stage and then the first house with the centre fireplace. The tour guides were all in period dress and spoke at least a small amount of Gaelic and tried to stay in period. It was kinda neat. After the house is the barn and the authentic animals. There was a pig, some Soay sheep (prehistoric sheep from Scotland), and a horse named Mairi (Mei-ra) who loved having her picture taken.
Along the way, we passed a beautiful church that had been brought in whole by barge. They have had a few weddings there. My gods, the lupins. They were everywhere and since Stef had purple on, we got a great picture of her with them.
After that, we left and found our way to Rita’s Tea Room in Big Pond. Lovely place, not much on the menu. I had the seafood chowder with shrimp, mussels, and clams. Stef had the spinach salad. Very good.
Then we stopped in to Sydney to look for a second bag for me. We found Zellers again however it was way too expensive. So I pulled out my iPhone and looked up luggage and found Bentleys in the next mall. So, the price fell from 200 at Zellers, to 139 for a tiny one at Zellers, to 69.99 at Winners, to $29.99 at Bentleys. Yay! Now all the stuff that I bought/found can come back with me!
Then we decided to head back and eat at the Silver Dart again. However, they had their Buffett tonight and we wanted to try something that was on the menu. So we went into Baddeck and tried the Lynwood Inn. Nice place and as usual friendly staff.
Finally, back to the motel. I am going swimming!
Tomorrow, Miners Museum and Fort Louisbourg.
Have fun and tapadh leibh for reading my blog!