The first place where Europeans landed and survived our harsh winter.
Habitation, or Port Royal to the English is where
Champlain and his band of merry mariners landed.
They survived because the local Mi'kmaq indians befriended them.
They built this fort in 1605 and it survived until the English burnt it down in 1613.
Luckily Champlain recorded everything and so they were able to rebuild it in 1939.
We bring all our visitors here.
It is what I call a living museum where you are allowed to touch
and experience everything.
Some of the windows have been made with animal skins I presume
just as they would have done in the 1600's.
Makes for a dark and cold room inside.
Some windows are just openings that would get boarded up in
I think of windows has having a view.
I suppose this little one is no exception....
but all you see is a door or perhaps a portal.