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.