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Travel Blogs from Cape Breton Island
... No whales but there are lots of lookouts for views of the breathtaking vista of Mackenzie (355m) and French (455m) Mountains the valleys and the Gulf of St Lawrence. Drove through a beautiful section of spruce forest on the mountain top even these are changing colours it's like being back in BC including the views of lakes and rivers at the bottom of the mountains. Descending down French Mountain now with views of the Gulf of St Lawrence took a ...
... water, fallen trees covered in moss and ferns creating an almost fairytale atmosphere. At the falls we attempted to cross the brook to a better viewing spot but this big clumsy bloke lost his footing and planted his foot right in the creek. Wet socks and shoes...great! As it turns out however it was just in preparation for the rain we were to face later. Now welli nto the second half of the days drive we arrived at a short walk called simply "Bog" This area is also ...
... defence, we did buy them late in the day and ate them a day later. We continued to explore the grounds for another 2 hours. We visited one exhibit which had recreated rooms of different towns people whose inventory had been located in the historical records. We also visited the barracks and officier's residences. The officier's residence seemed so opulent in comparison to the conditions of their soldiers however, as they brought to our attention in an exhibit, Louisbourg was ...
... lot more than the telephone, I've now learnt!) Morning was another early start, as we visited the Alexander Graham Bell museum before a driving tour of the other thing Baddeck is famed for, the Highlands Cabot Trail. Lynda, our tour manager, had warned us the day before that she knew many of us would be saying we didn't get long enough to see everything there. She was so right. I was fascinated by Bells story, as my information that follows will prove. Another ...
landed after the very smooth ferry crossing in north sydney and enjoyed the scenic drive to the canso causeway to officially touch the mainland.
i actually went the speed limit!
unfortunately didn't have time to do the cabot trail. and in all honesty, after a while ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking