Six of us, friends and neighbours, set out early to cross the peninsula to visit Annapolis Royal at the western part of Annapolis County. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annapolis_Royal,_Nova_Scotia This settlement is the first continuous European settlement in North America, north of St Augustine, Florida, established in 1605. The town has an immense fort with so much history, I invite you to read about it for yourself as I'm still trying to understand it all myself! We had a lovely picnic lunch alongside the Annapolis River, visited shops (where, again, we met some of the nicest owners who went above & beyond to share information with us), walked along the boardwalk, and enjoyed the very old, beautiful homes. Over the course of the day, I took 260 pictures, making it very difficult to select a single representative one.
In the evening, we all had dinner together & visited until midnight... I'm doing my best just to post a picture each day, and I feel badly not returning your comments. I did want to mention I didn't use selective colour on the picture of Out of Hand...that was pretty much SOOC and the painted colour of the building.
More friends arrive tomorrow morning early, and we're looking forward to a holiday filled with celebration. Happy Canada Day!