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A visit to "Discovery Harbour" at Penetanguishene Bay
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When we took the guided tour it took about two hours. It was always interesting and never boring.
The young staff was obviously highly motivated and loved to show us the life in the "good old time" and to familiarize us with a certain part of the Canadian history
I only wished somebody would have offered me such a great job when I was a young student in Germany.
I believe everybody of our visitor's group shared this impression.
Despite the overcast weather it was pretty warm and I was getting thirsty.
The tour included also the visit of a tiny cemetery.
If you come from the " Old World" you may be surprised how efforts are spent to show our past. It is not just for business - there is a real interest in learning something about the history of our young country.
More and more citizens start now to protest when heritage buildings are torn down to make room for modern ones. Very often safety is used as a reason.

Penetanguishene, Discovery Harbour, Ontario, tourism, travel guide

Unlike the low ranking people everybody with a good title or even specialists enjoyed a much more comfortable life. Some if these people even got the permission to bring their wives with them.
As far as I know such differences are still existing in England. Different entrances to companies, different cafeterias, exclusive parking spots etc.
The guided tour includes the living quarters and work places of the privileged people of this base.
An example is the office of Robert Adams who was the responsible "Quaterman" for the seaworthiness of the ships as well as for the required procurement for the necessary repairs.
Very interesting was also the doctor's practice.
What I understood he mainly could only offer three different medications - one against stock aches, one opiate and a sugar solution.
The healing power of the latter one was based on imagination and was used especially for the lower ranks.

Penetanguishene, Discovery Harbour, Ontario, tourism, travel guide
Now you can see why I wanted to be an officer at that time

Penetanguishene, Discovery Harbour, Ontario, tourism, travel guide
Elizabeth with a historical gun
I never served in any army, so I am not sure wether Elizabeth does handle this historical gun properly.
Certainly she needs lots of exercises and drill to become a professional fighter. She also has to learn to follow orders.
I really wish I could watch that. But certainly I would feel very soon sorry for the poor instructor.
In her young years Elizabeth was considering to join the Canadian forces as a nurse. Her dad served in those during WWII. Today, she does not watch any movies or read books which show the horrors of war - but nevertheless she is still a home made fighter - believe me. I know that after being married with her for many years!
Don't give her any reason to get mad.

Believe it or not, this building which looks modern to me is the only original one. It was completed in 1836.
This was the accommodation for many officers. They slept here, had their meals, partied and discussed ongoing things.
When I asked why none of the windows could be opened I was informed that the humidity and temperature must be controlled to prevent any damage of the exhibition pieces.

Penetanguishene, Discovery Harbour, Ontario, tourism, travel guide

I was expecting larger ships in the harbor. But all the old ones are gone and "H.M.S. Tecumseth" and "H.M.S. Bee" which found a home here are replicas and I do still not know whether these were the largest ones which were used by the British in this part of our country.
Anyhow, we had an exciting tour and the friendly and pretty sailor did a good job in explaining may things to us.
She told us before we left that even the British played occasionally the Yankee Doodle Dandy to make fun of the Americans. Similar things happened also during WWII between England and Germany. I wish war would only consist of making fun out of each other.
We tried to see a performance of the "King's Wharf Theatre" which is located here. Unfortunately, no plays were scheduled for the time we stayed in this area.
If you are interested check the Internet.
A nice restaurant which promised a scenic view attracted me also.
But Elizabeth, insisted to be on a diet because we had eaten too much the day before.
Maybe she did - I never eat too much. I am born to eat, she is born to shop.

Penetanguishene, Discovery Harbour, Ontario, tourism, travel guide
Our friendly and pretty guide for the harbor

Anyhow, we had an exciting tour and the friendly and pretty sailor did a good job in explaining may things to us.
She told us before we left that even the British played occasionally the Yankee Doodle Dandy to make fun of the Americans. Similar things happened also during WWII between England and Germany. I wish war would only consist of making fun out of each other.
Please browse the Internet to find actual information about "Discovery Harbour". I will not include links any longer, because for stupid reasons Internet addresses are being changed all the time and I have dead links in my site.

Penetanguishene, Discovery Harbour, Ontario, tourism, travel guide

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