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North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Sidney September 26th 2019

While in Cavendish we visited the Ann of Green Gables Site. It is the house that L.M. Montgomery used in the book. It was her cousin's house. The next morning we drove to Charlottetown. We walked thru the Victorian Park and saw the Lieutenant Governor's house and gardens. You can walk thru the gardens but can't go in the house. We then toured the Beaconsfield House. It was the grandest house in Charlottetown in the 1870's until it went into bankruptcy. The owner and builder was a ship builder and refused to use modern ideas. He was still building sailing ships when steamships were becoming popular. We left Charlottetown the next morning and had a long drive to Auld's Cove. It is at the western edge of the bridge that crosses onto Cape Breton Island. Cape ... read more
Lower falls
This one falls straight into the ocean
Coastline on a sunny day!

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Sidney September 27th 2018

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Sidney, Canada 9-2018

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Sidney September 15th 2013

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 ... read more
Our Cabin at Dingwall, NS
View from Cabin at Dingwall, NS
The Beach at Markland

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Sidney June 14th 2012

A few photos from our Sidney Tour... read more
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North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Sidney June 14th 2012

It’s Wednesday and time for some intensive sightseeing in Nova Scotia. We docked as we were grabbing a quick breakfast in the Lido so that we could make our 8:00 on-shore meeting. So far there have been no general assembly tour orientations in the Showroom, which make sense to avoid congestion with everyone trying to get ashore at the same time. While it hasn’t been an issue on prior days this cruise, today we either were late arriving or there was some problem that delayed securing the ship, because the Captain’s announcement for disembarking on Deck 3 came about the same time we were supposed to be ashore. A crowd was already on Deck 4. Once ashore we were quickly ushered onto our bus for the Taste of the Cabot Trail tour. Our tour guide had ... read more

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Sidney September 10th 2011

I flew home Friday morning from Deer Lake to be with family and friends for Uncle Cec's memorial. It was a great celebration of his fabulous life. The rest of the time I travelled around visiting the rest of the family and friends. Flew back into Sidney, NS. to join the team again. While I was away they had a great time finishing up Newfoundland. Hank went ziplining in Cornerbrook. Some went on boat tours in Gros morne park. I will just have to return to experience what I missed! I got a really warm welcome back from the team! Beautiful vase of flowers and a card in my room! Next day was right back at it. Jake and I had 2 groups of Medal Bearers in North Sidney and Sidney. Great groups of amazing people. ... read more
Jake, me and our second group of Medal Bearers in Sidney
on the shuttle
Oh no! What's that I see in the mirror?!!

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Sidney July 28th 2011

As should be obvious by now, our plan for the trip was pretty much to have no plan. We knew if we planned too much in advance, it would only take one mis-step to ruin the whole thing anyway, so we went to the other extreme and did everything day by day. While this may have led to a few less-than-ideal situations, it was also a lot of fun, and made the trip feel even more removed from day-to-day life. We had been told repeatedly that we should reserve our spot on the Newfoundland ferry in advance, but since we were only bringing bikes, not cars, we knew there would be no problem getting a spot. So of course we didn't bother to check availability at all until we got into Cape Breton Island. After yesterday, ... read more
A New Milestone
Bikes on Bus

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