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Travel Blogs from St. Peter's
... ended at the bridge leading onto Cape Breton island, the northernmost section of the province and home to the most famous scenery in the Maritimes.
As we approached the start of the coastal Cabot trail some of the most picturesque views I have ever seen appeared ahead. A narrow ribbon of a road winding its way through hills and past simple multicolored houses that overlook spectacular cliffs and the crystal clear waters of the ...
After sleeping in and a yummy breakfast at Cora's, we went down to the wharf and toured the Maritime Atlantic Museum. Very interesting. All things nautical. Very pro war; which makes sense since this was one of the post important ports in Canada. Add to this an exhibit and short movie about Halifax's ...
... d'Or Lake. Battery provincial park has a picnic area and a small camp grounds. The camp grounds rests in between two old forts, on the left was the British fort Dorchester and on the right was the French fort Toulouse. When we checked in we were welcomed by three park attendants and the two park hosts. It was like walking into neighbourhood coffee shop. Everyone was so friendly. Les and his buddies were quick ...
... the War of the Austrian Succession and was returned to French control. The New England forces were upset the fort was given back to the French so when they left, they took the Louisbourg Cross from the chapel. The cross was rediscovered in the Harvard University archives only in the latter half of the 20th century; it is now on long-term loan to the Louisbourg historic site.
It was captured again ...
... to the "beach" at the campground. Not much of a beach, but I did find a blue heron sitting there.
After lunch we returned to Baddeck for our trip. The sailboat, Amoeba, was hand built by the owner in his backyard 33 years ago. It took him ten years to build. His son now runs the boat.
The almost 2 hour trip took us around the lake, past eagles flying and sitting ...
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