Sept 30 Sunday
Along Bras d'Ors, on Sunday, we found Rita's Tearoom near the little town of Big Pond. Rita MacNeil is a famous singer in Canada, and was born there. She invited people to stop for a cup of tea at her concerts - and so many came that she built this lovely tearoom where we had lunch and enjoyed her music. We asked the waitress if her CBC show was still on, and the waitress said no, but that Rita was having her last summer concert just up the road in Big Pond that night at the community center! We thought hard about it, but decided to press on for the Fortress of Louisbourg, a wonderful recreation of a French military post from the early to mid-1700s. It was the last day of the full season, and we were there for the last cannon firing of the year!