Highland Heights Inn
Travel Blogs from Cape Breton Island
It finally stopped raining overnight and it was a beautiful morning! My car was acquiring an odd smell but now with the wet runners....phew!
I was looking forward to visiting the 'Fort' as the locals call it. It is a National Historic Site of Canada and is a partial reconstruction of the 18th century French fortress that was there. < …
We hired a car to get around and drove up to Cape Breton island and the Cabot Trail in the Highlands. It was a long drive but beautiful with the autumn leaves and colours. Especially the more mountains came up the more beautiful it became. The tour guide from Cape Breton just mentioned how amazing this place must be ...
Drove down the island to Mabou to the Red Shoe for a great dinner - and met some fun people there. We learned that a 3-pc Celtic group would be the entertainment at 9pm so we paid the charge and decided to stay. The group was excellent and all feet in the house were tapping to the beat. At 10:30pm, the crowded began to swell to standing room only and we shared ...
Found a great beach that we returned to on our way to dinner in Mabou. We stopped at Inverness for a wonderful, long walk in the sunshine, on this gorgeous beach - and it looked like we were on the green isle of Scotland or Ireland. The golf course wrapped over the dunes to the edge of the beach, with a long boardwalk all along the edge of the golf course right next to the beach, and the homes there were all surrounded ...
Well, after 7 hours from London to Ottawa, 3 hours layover, 2 hours from Ottawa to Halifax, and then a 3-hour drive to Cape Breton, I'm finally home.
Some final thoughts on Contiki, and London:
I really had fun with Contiki's London Explorer package. Anyone thinking of booking this trip needs to realize that it's not a guided tour; there is no group, there is no tour guide. ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking