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Published: September 15th 2013
Morning at the Markland
View from our deck this morning at Dingwall, NS.
September 15, 2013
One night at the Markland Resort at the northern part of Cape Breton Island was certainly not enough, what an amazing part of the world! With the cool sea breeze coming through the window, a cozy bed, and an exhausted body, I think I fell asleep in two minutes... a record for me. After a nice breakfast with the cyclists we were soon back on the Cabot Trail. We took a coastal route detour that took us out of Cape Breton Highlands NP so that we could get a few more ocean views. We stopped at several places along the road for birding, but struck out there. The migrating birds that were supposed to be here weren't.
We stopped in at the luxurious Keltic Inn to tour the grounds and interior. It was indeed a fancy place, but I think we had more fun at the Markland than we would have here. The Keltic sure has one beautiful golf course, though. Behind the Keltic Inn is the Middlehead Trail that leads through the forest out onto a rocky promontory. It took us a couple of hours to walk this enjoyable path.
We finished up the Cabot Trail around 4 PM and drove into North Sydney to the Harbourfront B&B. We are only a block from the ferry terminal. We need to be there at 9:45 AM tomorrow, so it will be very convenient. We can sleep in and have a leisurely breakfast.
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