Bill, Mary Ellen & Bowie - Newfoundland 2018 travel blog

Fog in Battery Park

Oldest working Locks in Canada at St. Peters CB

Sail Boat passing the Lighthouse

June 29th and 30thth

Cape Breton does not disappoint as we cross the Strait of Canso and arrive in St. Peter’s at the south end of the island. We made a plan some days ago to spend the long weekend here because we were not sure that we would be able to get into any other parks without a reservation. It is so foggy when we arrived in the afternoon that we park and walk the grounds but as far as we can tell there is nothing to see but trees. Next morning however is lovely and what a difference. We are on the water (who knew), St. Peter’s Bay and town site are in full view. We drove up Bras d’or Lake as far as Big Pond where Rita McNeal was born. We had stunning views along the way. Back in town we stopped at Chubbie’s a bus parked at the side of the road where we had a seafood platter and fries that was excellent. Then I dropped Bill at the Mac Bouch restaurant and lounge so Bill could watch some world cup soccer while I did some laundry (a fair trade as I got to read while waiting). That evening we returned to the pub for “Kitchen Fest” a week-long Celtic Music festival that takes place all over Cape Breton. It was one of my goals to hear live east coast music on this trip and this was a perfect way to do that. The music is based on Irish and Scottish reels and jigs with little singing and mostly fiddle guitar and keyboards. It was mostly locals in the pub which made for an interesting evening. Lots of hooting and hollering

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