Day 5 was a day of driving and history . . . and we enjoyed every moment. Our first stop was the Fort Lawrence & Beaubasin Nation Historic Site in Fort Lawrence NS . . .
. . . and Fort Edward Nation Historic Site in Windsor NS.
Some birds just have a lot of nerve . . . LOL.
We stopped for lunch at the Just Us! Coffeehouse Roastery/Museum near Grand Pres NS. Founded in 1995 as Canada's first fair trade coffee roaster, Just Us! is a worker co-operative exclusively roasting specialty grade, certified fair trade and organic coffee. We work hard to preserve the integrity of our supply chain, from seed to cup. We are a company where fairness and transparency aren't just buzzwords, but the lens through which we operate our business. The lunch was delicious. Hal had a smoked ham and cheese with a pineapple carrot relish. I had the chickpea sandwich. The coffee was really delicious. I teased my sister back home with a photo of me enjoying a fresh oatcake (so yummy), and we enjoyed a tour through the coffee museum.
Grand Pre NS, a National Historic Site in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was very educational and well curated. This area was once the epicentre of Acadian culture and this site preserves the story.
We wandered around the museum and then went to the theatre (decorated to look like the hold of a ship) to watch a movie about the Acadians and their expulsion from Nova Scotia. It was quite emotional and very educational.
We still enjoyed walking around the grounds despite the gloomy sky.
We also toured Port Royal and Fort Anne in Annapolis Royal NS. Please click on this link to read about these two historic stops.
Our resting place for the night was Richmond Highland Farm near Port Maitland. We were REALLY in the country again. I can't say enough positive things about this place. It is a real working farm with cows and dogs and all that. The apartment was immaculate and cheekily decorated. We slept like babies because it was so quiet. Our hosts were very nice and accommodating and welcoming. I recommend this venue for a night or a week.