This was taken during the mid-afternoon vignette that explained the oral agreement reached on September 7th, 1864 between the Canadian and Maritime delegates.
Cartier's business card!?
The Confederation Players carry calling cards with their character names on one side and tour information on the other.
In the Charlottetown context he isn't Sir John A. Just plan old Mr. MacDonald. He was knighted in London on July 1st, 1867.
Victorian Summer Choir.
Province House, PEI
Province House is where the Island legislature has met since 1847. It was the site of the Charlottetown Conference were the Founding Fathers outlined confederation. Ironically, when the deal was finalized in 1867, P.E.I. declined to join Canada. (They became Canada's seventh province in 1873.)
I enjoyed this sign very much.
A classic lighthouse scene.
Boats in Wood Island Harbour, PEI.
There isn't a filter on this. The light was just like that.
L'Anse aux Meadow
Labrador Tea Flowers.
July 18 and 6 degrees.
L'Anse aux Meadow tour was brisk and I was grateful for the fires in the settlement recreation buildings.
I have only seen two moose and they stayed well off the road.
Cozy socks by the sea.
I packed some socks a friend knit for me as a last minute impulse and was glad I did on this cold, blowy day. L'Anse aux Meadow, NFLD.
Dildo from above.
The Last Sign I wanted to See.
To be fair to me Signal Hill is not one of my official sites. This was more of a side trip. I would have been way madder if I had intended to watch the re-enactors all morning and found this sign instead.
Closed for renovation until further notice.
This looks like a postcard, right? Right?
Rain and Wind
Honeslty, I thought the rain blasting would have been more visible.
The British Camp
This is the mess tent in the British Camp at Fort William during the reenactment this weekend. They make good tea.
Signal Hill from Gibbet Hill.
I walked up Gibbet Hill to get a better view of St. John's. I though it must be named after a bird or a fish or a Very Important Man but no. It is named for the very gruesome capital punishments that were performed on the hill . The last one was in 1843.
Todd, the regimental dog.
Teaching Restoration Era Theatre
I am teaching a first year class at UTM.
Shooting a wall gun at Fort William in Thunder Bay.
Outside Pier 21 with the documentation from my Grandma’s arrival in Canada as a child in 1928.