Cape Breton: Louisbourg & Baddeck

Sep 09, 2017 - National Geographic Explorer

This morning as we explored the impressive Fortress of Louisbourg, we were guided by costumed interpreters who talked to us about their lives at the fort in the mid-1700s. We then traveled through scenic countryside to the town of Baddeck, on the shore of Bras d’Or Lake. We visited the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, one of Canada’s premier National Historic Sights, and we saw some of his amazing inventions relating to sound and aviation. Lastly, we went for a lovely sail on a local boat, and were entertained by a colorful captain.

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Berit Solstad


Berit grew up on the rocky shores of Marblehead, Massachusetts. In the tidal cove behind her family’s home she found horseshoe crabs, eels, and feeding frenzies of fishes and birds. Low tides exposed clam flats, crabs, mussels, and snails. She explored this marine environment through changing tides and seasons, nurturing a love of natural history and marine biology.

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Doug Loneman

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Doug grew up hunting in the woods and fields of Iowa before moving to Montana where he developed a deep appreciation for the fragility and beauty of nature and he put away guns and picked up a camera.

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