We are a very big family starting a very small farm in the Gaspereau Valley of Nova Scotia.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
After we left the Museum We Almost Visited Oak Island
We had dinner at a friend's house who lives 300 metres from the causeway that goes over to the REAL PIRATE TREASURE ISLAND - OAK ISLAND. After dinner Nature Girl and her friend Anaximander got into a history computer game called Empire: Total War and we went for a walk with Wild Thing and Sprout, over to look at Oak Island.
Real cannons! This is not a touristy place. The entire island is owned by treasure seekers - rivalries exist! One group of owners built the causeway (which was supposed to be dismantled afterwards) to get heavy machinery onto the island. They still make all the other owners take barges and boats across!
We think a skull and crossbones would have been more appropriate on the sign.
Maybe next time we'll sail out to Tancook Island - sparkling in the distance.