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North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Cape Breton » Cabot Trail June 16th 2015

My first of 3 days exploring the Cabot Trail. Left Cheticamp early morning and visited the information Centre of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. I purchased my pass, picked up a map and off I went. First stop Corny Brook Trail. An easy trail and after an hour you reach a lovely waterfall. Total time about 2 hrs 20 min including pictures. Next stop Fishing Cove trail It is described as a "steady descent to rugged coastline." Steady indeed! An elevation change of 1165 feet. Quite a demanding hike up as the first 45 minutes is this steady ascent! Needless to say I took my time, rested often, and had my share of water breaks. A sunny day, a bit cool, around 13 C but pleasant for a hike. The cove is small but worth the ... read more
Corny Brook Trail
Me at Corny Brook Waterfall

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Cape Breton » Cabot Trail August 8th 2010

Hi all. We drove all day today from one end of Nova Scotia to the other. These strange and friendly people were nice enough to wave hello to us as we drove by and Margaret was all "What is up with that?" I just explained that outside of NYC most people are friendly.... LOL We stopped on the way at the oldest winery in Nova Scotia but alas they were not open yet and no booze for us at 9AM :( We moved onwards to Truro where we caught the Tidal Bore in the nick of time. Thankfully, that did not take too long because I would have lost it with my A.D.H.D. We stopped at the Bulk Barn where they had lots of goodies. I found corn nuts, candy-coated sunflower seeds, Cajun trail mix...yum! We ... read more
Cape Bretton  Island
Ceilidh Trail
Glenora Entrance

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Cape Breton » Cabot Trail October 20th 2009

Nachdem ich sooft hoeren durfte "In diesem Park sieht man mit Sicherheit Moose", ich aber bis jetzt nie welche erblicken durfte hatte ich schon langsam die These aufgestellt, dass Moose sowas is wie der kanadische Yeti: Immer wieder kommt jemand der angeblich welche gesehen hat, aber eigentlich is es nur ne ausgekluegelte Touristenfalle. Ich wollte mich schon auf nen Job bewerben um durchn Wald zu laufen und ueberall Mooseabdruecke oder Scheisshaufen fuer die bloeden Touristen zu verteilen die dann glauben dicht auf den Spuren von angeblichen Moose zu sein! Doch dann kam Cape Breton, und selbst euer vom Mooseglueck nich grade verfolgten Jaja bekam endlich welche zu Gesicht. Die ersten in der Naehe vom Highway, dann 8 weitere aufm Trail! Lassen wir die Bilder und Videos sprechen: Einfach WUNDERSCHOENE Tiere!!! ... read more
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North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Cape Breton » Cabot Trail October 19th 2009

Ich bin mittlerweile in New Foundland doch schulde ich euch noch ein paar Geschichten aus Cape Breton, einer Insel in Nova Scotia! Ich hab mich hauptsaechlich im Norden aufgehalten, dem beruehmten Cabot Trail. Nachdem ich am ersten Tag von nem Mann aufgelesen wurde und die Nacht im Haus seiner Familie mit nem leckeren Abendessen und Fruehstueck verbracht hab wurde ich am naechsten Tag von 2 Leuten mitte 20 aufgelesen. Sie waren selber dabei einen Teil des Cabot-Trail zu fahren und nen paar Touri-Dinge anzuschauen so verbrachte ich den Tag mit denen und wir endeten abends in ner Bar. Dort boten sie mir an das Wochenende mit ihnen auf der Organic Farm zu verbringen! Ich nahm gerne an (wieder ne neue Erfahrung) und so half ich am Freitag Kartoffeln und andere Fruechte ernten und verbrachte das WE ... read more
Wie in Ostfriesland
aufm Cabot Trail

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Cape Breton » Cabot Trail July 12th 2009

Yesterday was a long and exhausting day but we had so much fun and made so many unforgettable memories. When I woke up this morning in Scotia Pine Campground in Truro, Nova Scotia, I had to pinch myself and make sure I wasn’t dreaming. I’ve always wanted to see Nova Scotia and I truly never thought it would happen, but here I am and it is real. (smiling really big) It was freezing cold this morning as the thermometer read a mere 43 degrees but we had to get out of bed and get the ball rollin’. We made our way over to the “pay showers” and began our morning routine. (still can’t believe I have to pay to take a shower) By this time, we all pretty much had the schedule down pat. It may ... read more
Lynn having her Tim Horton's coffee
Heidi and her Tim Horton's breakfast
Our fingernail party !

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Cape Breton » Cabot Trail July 4th 2008

Hi Everyone Well a lot has happened since our last entry. Sorry about the long wait. We decided on a 2 day trip to see Niagra Falls to get out of the city for a few days. Part of the trip included a wine tasting session we tried the red the white then the Canadian delicacy 'iced wine' which is locally called (liquid gold) sweet and tasty, YUM! We did the maid of the mist and got soaked despite the poncho's provided. This is a boat that goes really close to the falls, you don't see much of the falls cos of the fierce spray, but well worth doing a brilliant experience. We walked closer to the falls to get a better view. At this point realisation kicked in "OMG we're actually in Canada" it's a ... read more

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Cape Breton » Cabot Trail October 4th 2007

The is a certain amount of excitement as you approach a "treasured" location that you've heard so much about and have been wanting to see for yourself. Perhaps this is why the drive up to Ingonish seemed a bit long. Or perhaps it was the roundabout route that the highway takes, first heading north and then coming back south down the inlet to the inland sea before crossing over at a narrow point. Joining the circular Cabot Trail at this point, the road north is less of a highway and more of a two-lane twisting scenic route. This suited us just fine, because the Cabot Trail scenery was what we had come for, along with good food and good maritime music. I would imagine that this road is extremely frustrating to drive in the summer when ... read more

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Cape Breton » Cabot Trail August 2nd 2007

While camped in Baddeck on Cape Breton Island, we drove the Cabot Trail, named after Guiseppi (John) Cabot. “From this port John Cabot and his son Sebastian (who was born in Bristol) sailed on the ship Matthew A.D. 1497, and discovered the continent of America,” according to the plaque at Cabot’s Landing. As the highlight of Cape Breton Island, the Cabot Trail hugs the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Atlantic coastline with stunning views. Along the Trail is Cape Breton Highlands National Park, which includes the famous Highland Links golf course at Keltic Lodge, on a high peninsula overlooking the water. Although we didn’t get a chance to play golf, we did enjoy the view from the dining room. The vast interior of the Park is unspoiled wilderness area. We were rewarded with a sighting ... read more
Young Moose Siblings
Keltic Lodge
Pilot Whales

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Cape Breton » Cabot Trail September 24th 2006

Today we headed out for a full day around the Cabot Trail. It was unbelievable; it is impossible to describe the beauty. The pictures could never do it justice. There was such a contrast; from mountains and valleys to rivers and bogs all being fed by the Atlantic ocean. We stopped along the way to admire and even wandered into one of these bogs hoping to see a moose. We never saw any but we did see where they had been laying on the grass; huge pieces of matted down grass. We were sure that they were close by, we just couldn’t see them. We even had the chance to walk through a 350 year old maple forest. We now understand why the Cabot Trail is visited by people from around the world. This is how ... read more
Jerome Mountain on the Cabot Trail
Looking for Moose in the Bog
Highland Plateau View 2

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Cape Breton » Cabot Trail September 9th 2006

Continuing our tour of Nova Scotia, we drove the coast of Cape Breton on the Cabot Trail. the scenery was stunning.... read more
Meat Cove
Bay St Lawrence
Cape George Light

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