Canada is 151 years old! That might be young for a country, but this afternoon we, along with many others, visited Fort Rodd Hill, a National Historic Site. Constructed in the 19th century, it has never fired a weapon against an enemy. One can tour bunkers, see gun emplacements, and read about the history there.
Adjacent to the military site is Fisgard Lighthouse, a fun place to visit and learn.
Tim thought he should take a photo of me with my new red backpack, matching the colours of our flag. There was a tremendous wind blowing, and a cruise ship was sitting offshore, probably unable to dock because of the wind.
I've visited the lighthouse a number of times and always enjoy the views from the windows, and the windows themselves, especially the hardware.
We enjoyed a piece of birthday cake, and had our photo taken against a green screen. Our background choice is a classic lighthouse view. We're dressed as World War II participants, in uniforms that fit us surprisingly well. Tim said the wool jacket itched like crazy.
War is a terrible thing and I'm so glad that we haven't seen its horrors, unlike many others who have fought, or who are enduring terrible hardships because of war. In the end, everyone loses. I'm so thankful to be a Canadian.
Linking with Mosaic Monday, hosted by Maggie of Normandy Life.