Published: September 23rd 2012September 23rd 2012
After we left PEI we arrived in Nova Scotia via ferry across Northumberland Strait and on to Cape Breton. If you have a bucket list this should be on it. We were at a camp ground about 9 kilometers outside of the village of Beddeck. I fell in love with the place. It is colourful, quaint, sceinic and charming. We left the 5th wheel at the camp ground and drove the cabot trail, I can't say enough about the beauty of that trip, it was amazing. Gaelic heritage is everywhere in Cape Breton, we came across a little shop that had a sign that said "If it's nae Scottish it's crrap". Even the road signs are in english and gaelic. Beddeck is well known because it was the summer home for Alexander Graham Bell and his property is still owned by his descendents. He did not only invent the telephone but alot of other things as well but most famous for having helped to build and fly the first airplane on canadian soil, the Silver Dart. We spent a few hours walking through the museum dedicated to him with lots of his family photos, he helped invent the alphabet for the
Dates back to the 1700
deaf. He invented the hydrofoil, It was so interesting to learn all the things he did that we had no idea about. We went out for dinner at the" Beddeck Lobster Supper Place". Here you got all the mussels,chowder,salad,and rolls you could eat as well as a full lobster. It was terrific food and we both rolled away happy and very full. The hurricane was immenent at the time and we had planned to leave the 5 th wheel and go to NFL with just the truck, this was delayed by a day. The next day as we drove into Beddeck there was a cruise ship achored in Bras D'OR Lake which has an opening from the ocean. As I have already done the NFL blog we returned to the campground. We were going to Louisvlle when we returned from NFL but unfortunately it rained alot for the next 2 days so we gave up and started on our way down into the rest of Nova Scotia. Cape Breton is defintely one of my favorite places we have been.
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