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Published: June 12th 2009
Day 11. Thursday
Another cool cloudy day in Cape Breton. No surprise right?
I thought I'd take a drive to Sydney to have a look around. In seven kilometers you climb to around 750 feet and back to sea level. On the way down you spot a large green bridge that crosses at New Harris Settlement onto Boularderie Island. A little further along I spot the ferries that go to Newfoundland docked in North Sydney. Unfortunately I'm caught at a light when I notice one pulling away with the nose open. By the time I get somewhere I can take a picture from it's too late. A quick look around by the docks and I head off to Sydney.
Other than a giant violin outside a music hall I don't see anything interesting. Glace Bay is next so I stick to the coast passing through New Victoria, Scotchtown and Dominion. Approaching Glace Bay I see a few wind turbines. Along with them is a coal fired power plant. Some people think turbines are ugly!
Continuing along I pass through Port Morien and on to Mira Gut. A few french names come up as I continue South into Louisbourg. These are unadulterated
fishing towns. I cut back across to Sydney on HWY 22.
I'm thinking about that small ferry in Englishtown so I get on the Cabot Trail so I can cross on the return trip to the campground. It's five dollars which is about a dollar a minute. The ferry actually pulls itself across on a cable.
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