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Fun little corner at the bottom before going back up again!!


We survived the Cabot Trail and barely the Ceilidh Trail!!

The ceilidh trail was the beginning of our journey, it was the roughest portion, we had a guy stop us to tell us our camper door was coming open and closed....not sure why. Possibly because of all the twisting and bouncing.

So yesterday, we were not looking forward to our 2 hour drive to finish the Cabot trail. But, it wasn't too bad. They have been paving the roads, and all of the sections of the national park were newly paved....even with shoulders!!!!! The one mountain was steep and very windy, but not 13%. If they would fix the pavement on the entire trail....what a wonderful, memorable (in a positive way) trip this could have been!!

The whole section was filled with artisans. We stopped at a couple. There were more on our previous leg of the trail as well. Again, we rushed it too much and missed out. Maybe someday I'll have the opportunity to drive it with a smaller vehicle.

Len was excited, as this day would take him to Englishtown just north of Baddeck where the Angus McAskill giant museum is. We rode the short ferry on the trail to arrive in the town. Unfortunately the museum is not open in September. We stopped, but no one there.... We're not sure if len is related to the worlds largest natural giant, at 7'9" tall he certainly doesn't share the height gene, his mother is a McAskill and her father was from the area...might be a mystery never solved.

So on to Baddeck, had lunch in a very old Victorian inn. The courthouse in town was built in 1884... Just think of how many criminals have been there...lol. The provincial building is a huge old white building just as you enter the town too. A quaint and pretty town alongside Bras d'or lake.

We camped south of town, got full hook ups this time and did some much needed house cleaning and some laundry.

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