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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 October 18th 2009

Hey ihr! Nach Fritz Ausfuehrungen jetyt auch mal wieder nen kurzer Bericht von mir: Nach wunderschoenen 1,5 Wochen in Cape Breton und dem sich dort befindenen Highlands-NAtional-Park bin ich grad in Sydney (nein, nich in Australien sondern in Nova Scotia) und warte auf meine Faehre nach New Foundland heut Abend! Dort werd ich noch nen bisschen wandern und die angepriesene Gastfreundschaft der Nufis testen! Meld mich danach wieder und versorg euch mit Bildern und neuen Geschichten! Also kurze Zusammenfassung von Cape Breton: Nachdem ich eigentlich nur nen paar Tage wandern wollte is mal wieder alles total anders gekommen, ich bin daher 4 Tage auf nem oekologischen Bauernhof gelandet, hab dort mit ca 15 anderen Thanks-Giving gefeiert, Kartoffeln und andere Fruechte gepflueckt und war danach wandern inklusive campen! Einfach wunderschoen dieses Fleckchen Erde - vor allem im ... read more

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Cape Breton September 17th 2009

Nova Scotia - Text So the ferry ride was relatively uneventful we arrived in Nova Scotia and drove north for 3 hours towards Cape Breton Island. The drive was beautiful a place called Wacocomagh, which was very close to The Cabot Trail. We managed to get a campsite on the top of the highest point in the campsite, and we got a seniors discount…we’re not complaining, and we also got a heads up that we might be able to see bald eagles. The view was very pretty it showed the valley below with a mix of trees, the lake, and the city lights. We met a fellow named Jerry (and his dog Quigley) from Peterborough who was driving and hiking around Nova Scotiatold us that he’d tried to see the bald eagles but, no luck. We ... read more
Same bird, different tree
Nova Bodia?
More Falls

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Cape Breton September 5th 2009

First of all, we’d like to apologize for the great delay in updating our travelblog. I guess we’ve just been having so much fun that time has flown bye..... We last left you with our “Hurricane Bill” adventure, in which we fled Petit de Grat for shelter on the Bras D’Or lakes at Dundee Marina. It turns out that we stayed at Dundee for 2 full weeks as we were having problems with our fuel pump and had to wait for DHL to finally figure out the difference between their butt and their elbow. We had requested (and were billed for) overnight service for a replacement pump coming in from Montreal and it took them a total of 10 days to get it to us!! In any event, Tyler, Cindy and the gang at Dundee Marine ... read more
s/v Jollity

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Cape Breton August 24th 2009

Hurricane Bill, It is now 3:15pm and Hurricane Bill has now been upon us since around 1pm. The forecast is for the brunt of the storm to be at its strongest around 4pm. So far all is fine; with the exception of one the other docks braking one of its mooring lines. With a collective group we were able to re secure it by tying it off to some of the shore line trees. Other than this we have been experiencing super heavy rains and winds no higher than 47 knots (recorded aboard a catamaran here). We are on the edge of our seat anticipating what could come next.. It is sometime around 6pm and all is well so far. Would you believe it is now sunny with even a rainbow shining in the bay here!?!. ... read more
WeBeSailing Rainbow at Dundee Marine

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Cape Breton August 21st 2009

Friday August 21 2009 We departed Petit de Grat @ 7am this morning heading for shelter from Hurricane Bill. Hurricane Bill is at the moment a category 4, which is fast approaching Nova Scotia. The local forecast is for Bill to be a Cat 1 as it travels though our area on Sunday producing winds of 65 knots with gust in the higher 70 knot range!, that would translate to 125 to 150 plus km winds.. Needless to say it didn’t take long to make the discussion to head for better shelter inland, Luckily we have the Bra d’or Lakes which is a salt water lake within Cape Breton, which is entered via the locks in St Peters. Bra d’or lakes offer many shelters to choose from, but with a hurricane all is in the luck ... read more

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Cape Breton August 14th 2009

After arriving in Cape Breton some 56 days ago now,,, on Friday Aug 14th 2009 @ 12:00 noon local time is one of many memorable moments for us as it is the moment we launched her... what a proud and great feeling to finally see her afloat. We could not ask for better weather, and to date, the summer has been really awesome as the local weather man Peter hasn’t been too good at predicting the forecast... All his predictions call for rain... Don't get us wrong,,, we Not complaining at all, as it has been really good for us!!. We had been working hard to reach this moment for quite some time, and to finally get there was an emotional high for us. This is the official beginning of our new sailing adventure or better ... read more
s/v WeBeSailing in the Travel lift

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Cape Breton » North Sydney August 5th 2009

After a long and arduous period of hiatus, We are REALLY glad to say…..We’re back!!!!! We apologize to everyone for remaining so quiet during the while, as many of you know, we spent all that time lining up our ducks to come back bigger and stronger than we’ve ever been before. Annie and I are doing really well, and we are so proud of what we have accomplished in our quest of setting sail once again .. After two long summers of completing s/v WeBeSailing’s refit and working the very cold winters in Edmonton & Fort McMurray Alberta… we are now ready to set sail on our voyage of a life time… right now the schedule is that we are to be launched in the water between August 6th and the 12th . First thing in ... read more

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 June 17th 2009

Baddeck is on the shore of Brass D'Or, a giant inland sea. A very fitting setting given the Scottish heritage of the area. We enjoyed a day travelling around the 300km Cabot Trail, with some spectacular views over the Atlantic and some pristine highlands. We called at the Gaelic College to buy some McClellan clan tartic (even Anna bought some!) and at some craftsmen's establishments to buy some pewter and leather products. There were meant to be moose galore but none in sight. The next day we enjoyed Fort Louisburg, a re-creation of the French fort that once stood there, invaded in 1744 and again about 12 yrs later. The Canadians have done a fine job of making the fort feel like a very authentic 1700's fort (as best as I recall them from those days ... read more

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