Tuesday afternoon took us to Summer Cove on outskirts of Kinsale. We passed the golf club and lighthouse to stop for a visit at Charles Fort. The mosaic illustrates the fort’s star shape. The grass remains pretty green for November 15, 2010.
The fort was once a stronghold that protected Kinsale Harbour. Some of the remaining buildings have been converted to tell the story, displaying uniforms, artifacts and panels.
We walked around the property to get a view of the harbour. It was “blowing a gale”, definitely not a day to be on the water.
We must preserve our local sites, as we are quickly losing values of the past that make rural Newfoundland & Labrador unique. Deep Cove Winter Housing site and Flower’s Island are two examples within a 25km radius of my home. It is time to ensure History is preserved and the