Along the waterfront, there is a beautiful statue of Alexander Graham Bell and his wife Mabel. Dennis thought he’d be funny and pose with them. Check out what he is holding up to Mr. Bell’s ear – I can’t imagine what he would think of all the modern technology!
So, we went to the Alexander Graham Bell Museum and it was definitely worthwhile to see. There are many replicas of his inventions as well as a few original pieces. I think Mr. Bell was way ahead of his time! The museum has many interactive objects for kids as well as a few programs. One of the programs was kite flying and we had a good laugh when someone’s kite got all wrapped up in the Canadian flag. The Parks Canada worker had quite the time trying to unravel it! I also noticed a kid fascinated with a rotary dial telephone – it was the same phone that my grandmother had. The kid kept dialling and dialling, (he doesn’t know what he missed!)
Anyway, check out a few pics below.
Our only other exciting news was our exit from the town wharf. The wind was blowing us onto the wharf, so the captain untied the bow line and kept the stern line attached to the bollard on the wharf. He told me to turn the wheel hard and then rev the engine but we couldn’t make any headway – we couldn’t get off the dock. Then, he told me to turn the wheel hard the opposite way and then put the engine in reverse while he hung onto the stern line. That seemed to work except for the dinghy bumping along the piers – thump, thump, thump… Oh well, no damage was done and the onlookers had some excitement. Dennis actually took a bow and everyone clapped! (Sigh – he is incorrigible).
BTW – apparently there is a web cam in Baddeck pointing at the wharf. Too bad we didn’t know that earlier because now we are anchored out in a very nice cove. Great swimming! We will be heading back on Thursday though to pick up Mike, Nadine, Marike and Nevé for a sail and swim. They are on their east coast tour for a couple of weeks.
That’s all the news for today. 🙂