Vivie shares some beautiful photos of the ship, L’Espérance, as it docks in front of her place for three days on its voyage from La Rochelle, France to Quebec. The ship was reliving the voyage made by settlers of New France.
Brrrrr. I can feel that North Atlantic wind crossing over all that ice. It's a little hard to tell from the photos but I assume the boats are dry-docked fro the winter? Ice can be a very destructive force when it thaws.
I love visiting historical villages and living folk museums whenever I travel but nothing prepared me for just how special and moving the Historical Acadian Village in Caraquet, New Brunswick, Canada was. What makes...
That's a great destination, Rob, and I'm so glad you got to experience it and share it with us! Kind people and Dixie Lee chicken -- seems New Brunswick is a-calling! I've traveled extensively thoughout North America but have never made it to the Maritime provinces. Need to rectify that sometime soon.
Thank you, Vivie, you're very kind and I will be there someday. Not sure when, yet, but it is definitely a "must seen" for me. Nothing like a local expert to bring a place to life, so I'll let you know when that happens.
The Acadian Village really is a special place and so is the whole area. I'll definitely return and take Vivie up on her Dixie Lee dinner offer! For those of you that missed my clip about Dixie Lee, here's the famous chicken! Sides are shown in the comment section. Besides the sights , the area also has a great restaurant, Chez Raymond, with an amazing Poutine ! https://www.travelgumbo.com/cli...g-20150712-231632800
Thanks for posting this interesting story, Rob. I'd love to go. Now I need to look it up on a map and start planning. As you said, Acadians spread their history all the way down to Louisiana. Cajuns make New Orleans and Louisiana what it is today.
Thank you History Digger! I'm sure that you will enjoy your visit when you go. I'd really recommend staying a night at that hotel in the village if you can. I didn't but it seems like it would be a neat experience.
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