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Pleasant Bay from McKenzie Mtn

View from McKenzie Mtn

Panorama from McKenzie Mtn

View from French Mtn

ALong the coast of the Cabot Trail

Rocks by a beach on the Cabot Trail

Iain on the Beach

Nan on the Rocks

A Beach on the Cabo Trail

Cheticamp Harbour

View from Cheticamp Harbour

A Church in Cheticamp

Conso Causeway connecting Cape Breton to Nova Scotia Mainland


We went over to the motel restaurant for breakfast the packed the car and set off on our second part of the Cabot Trail. I must confess this half made up for yesterday’s disappointment. The weather, though cool, was perfect with blue skies and the sun beginning to warm up. The map indicated the road drew away from the water, but did not apprise one of the elevation to which one rose and the bird’s eye view it afforded. We stopped at several pullouts (they call the lookoffs here) and admired the changing view. For quite a way we leapfrogged another couple from Hamilton who were doing the same as ourselves - basking in the sunlight and wondering at the beauty of the views.

The road descended to sea level and we stopped at a beach with some pillar rocks and multicoloured stones. We were out of the wind and could enjoy the warmth,. Christine wanted to stay there all day.

We went on to Cheticamp and stopped at the harbour to see the coloured boats and stretch our legs. After gassing up the car we continued on the remainder of the road. Though it was not far from the water, the scenery was mostly green.

We stopped at the information office at the Conso Causeway that connects Cape Breton Island to the rest of Nova Scotia. There we obtained some information on Truro and the Bay of Fundy.

We arrived at Truro and found the motel. After unpacking we set off to find a restaurant for dinner. After a good meal we went looking for the downtown. There we found a Dairy Queen where we had desert.

We returned home and spent a while looking at the possibilities for touring from here.

Tomorrow we will probably visit the Tourist Office and see where that takes us.

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