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Day Seven – Gaelic is an odd language.

July 5, 2010

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!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Debra permalink
    July 5, 2010 7:45 am

    With your new bag, can you bring back Lupins? just like those in your great photos; they are gorgeous! And the photo with one crow & lupins- neat, isn’t there something by colville about ravens/crows (wolfeville, ns)
    Now that you are completely bilingual in Scottish Gaelic, perhaps you help this website out….http://www.forvo.com/search-gd/Tha%20i%20breagha%20an%20diugh/
    because it might help me in understanding you.
    and thanks, it was a nice day here too.
    D

  2. judi permalink
    July 5, 2010 6:12 pm

    Bring me Mairi! She can keep the goat and cow company.

  3. Shelley permalink
    July 6, 2010 12:25 am

    ok now…I want that horse!! lol
    great pics…Stef looks awesome amongst the lupins!!!!

  4. Shelley permalink
    July 6, 2010 3:49 am

    Wow! what a great getaway, it sounds like you and Stef are having fun, the pictures are beautiful, please bring me the crow or whatever bird that was, it can live with Mairi, the cow and the goat.
    Keep Safe

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