Today we did some touring around the Portsmouth area. In the morning we were went up the Indian River. Later we walked around the bay to Fort Shirley.
Portsmouth is sited at the mouth of the Indian River. It used to be heavily fished and badly polluted but has been protected for many years now. It is home to a wide array of fish, crabs, birds and other animals. The tour took us about 1 mile upriver with the guide rowing us up the river since motors are prohibited.
|Hut used in Pirates of the Caribbean II movie|
|Indian River Bar|
In earlier times the bay was used by well known sailors such as Sir Francis Drake.
|Fort Shirley Barracks|
|View from Fort Shirley over Prince Rupert Bay|