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About 10 days ago, the Marine Ferry Co. notified me by email that our sailing itinerary was being changed. We were originally booked on Aug 21st to take the ferry from North Sydney, NS to Argentia, NF, a long 14 hour trip. Then we were going to drive from the Eastern Coast of Newfoundland to the West Coast and take the ferry from Port-Aux-Basque, NF back to North Sydney, a shorter 5 hour trip. Well, one of the ferry boats ran aground and was taken out ...
... in 1758 by the British. In 1760 the fortifications were demolished on orders from the British Prime Minister. About 1/4 of colonial Louisbourg has been reconstructed to its 1744 appearance.
Sun Aug 18--Today we took a much anticipated drive on the Cabot Trail. It's a road that goes around Cape Breton and stretches 300 km, or about 180 miles. Everyone has been telling us about the beauty, scenery, views, etc. ...
... 8211; I met these folks in 2007, when a buddy of
mine, Joe Robichaud, walked the Cabot
Trail on crutches to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. At that
time, Chris and Doug let us stay at
their motel for four days – Gratis – So if you’re ever going to Ceilagh Colours
or Baddeck or just visiting Cape Breton, stay at their motel, they are
During the trek from ...
... way, I stopped at a small grocery store to pick up a few things. After all, I had a 16 hour sailing ahead of me. The boarding went smooth, I even saw a couple of guys, again on Harleys, that stayed at the same hotel last night. In anticipation of the long journey, I secured a quiet chair out of the way by spreading my stuff all over the place. After spending some time on the outside deck, I headed to the dining room in search of some food. They had put on a pretty good ...
... the signs are often bilingual --English and Gaelic. We had a bit of fun practicing our Scottish accents as we tried to pronounce the Gaelic words.
Most of our drive through Cape Breton today was along Bras D'Or, an inland sea that divides the island starting just North of Port Hastings and running all the way to North Sydney where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean.
We stayed at the North Syndney KOA that overlooks the Bras D'Or and is only a ...