Maritimes Road Trip - Day 12


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Published: August 7th 2013
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@ Cabot Trail Campground, Cape Breton Island, NS
Day 12: We’re staying three nights at Cabot Trail CG near Baddeck, NS so today and tomorrow at day trip days. Today we drove the Cabot trail counter clockwise so most of the “look offs” would be on the right side of the road. That strategy worked pretty well - - Only problem is that the important sites are listed the other way. Worked out OK. It rained lightly off and on most of the day. Gena and Charlie saw a Bald Eagle just as we were turning on to the highway from the campground about 9AM. We saw lots of beautiful rocky shore and tree covered mountains. The highest peak is 1745 ft. They were all close to the same height and were a plateau that had deep valleys formed by erosion. Makes for a magnificent scene. Found wild blue berries at one look off - - they were really sweet - - unfortunately I only picked a couple. Charlie saw a whale, and the rest of us got to see the water from their “blow” but didn’t get to actually see the whale. All the lobster boats we saw today were actually floating on the water (no REALLY LOW tides here). We stopped for lunch at Niel’s Harbor Seafood. It was really good. At one look off, near the west coast of Cape Breton Island, Kerry spotted an animal grazing in a meadow across the valley from us. With the aid of binoculars and a 30X optical zoom on Gena’s camera, we determined that it was a cow MOOSE. Got back to our campground about 5. After some “cold and tasty adult beverages” Charlie fixed tacos for dinner - - there were no left-overs! Tomorrow we’ll see the west side of Cape Breton Island.


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Sea GullSea Gull
Sea Gull

Jonathon Livingston ????
WildflowersWildflowers
Wildflowers

Looking out over the Atlantic Ocean
Lobster BoatsLobster Boats
Lobster Boats

Actually floating !!! At Ingomish Harbour, NS
Ingomish RiverIngomish River
Ingomish River

Flowing hard out into the Atlantic at what appears to be low but incoming tide.
Beach SurfBeach Surf
Beach Surf

Just north of Ingomish, NS
Charlie & KerryCharlie & Kerry
Charlie & Kerry

At Green Look off
Lady in World Map SlacksLady in World Map Slacks
Lady in World Map Slacks

This Japanese? lady had a really unusual outift - - couldn't pass up a photo.
CormorantsCormorants
Cormorants

on a rock just off shore at Green look off.
Niel's HarbourNiel's Harbour
Niel's Harbour

Lobster pots & Lobster boats
Aspy River ValleyAspy River Valley
Aspy River Valley

Looking west at a rain shower.
MOOSE !!!MOOSE !!!
MOOSE !!!

He's a long way off, but he's there just about in the middle of the photo between two trees. Enlarge the photo to see it better.
Dark Clouds Dark Clouds
Dark Clouds

on the west bank of the island
End of a long dayEnd of a long day
End of a long day

Charlie & Kerry


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