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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. < …
... us a breif respite so we popped the boot and made our traditional bagels for lunch and scoffed them before another storm front moved in. We timed it just right because as we pulled out more precipitation began to fall. From this coastal setting we rose steadily into the highest point of the park stopping at Beulach Ban Falls. The falls were a short but steep drive on a dirt road which I mastered with ease...modest I know. The falls themselves were stunning falling from ...
... in all thr historical records and artwork. As we wandered up the main street a man sat on some steps and played music on a traditional flute. Occasionally a lady would race by carrying a basket or someone in costume would appear herding sheep down the streets. Although it was quiet as peak tourist season had finished, the atmosphere and authenticity was amazing and unrelenting. We popped inside one of the homes along the main street which contained an exhibit on the architecture ...
... hut. Typically the Scotch were renting the land and the hut from a British landlord and not able produce enough to pay the rent. The British land owner would take every thing they owned to satisfy the rents. It was a very difficult life. They heard there was free land in Nova Scotia, got passage any way they could, to start a new life.
The museum has examples of the ...
... nice change, only locally made crafts and souvenirs.
We saw stunning views as we circled the coast, seeing first the Northumberland Strait and then the Atlantic Ocean below plunging cliffs and forests of pine and spruce soaring above. An alpine meadow rather unromantically labelled "The Bog Walk" had vegetation that only grew in that climate zone, including an orchid unlike any I had seen before. Trees and shrubs especially adapted to survive the incredibly harsh conditions ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking