2019 Canadian Maritimes travel blog

This was beautiful!

A bit foggy

Saturday, June 15. We left around 7:10 am heading to the Cabot Trail.  It was quite foggy when we left, but expected to clear. We probably missed some views of the ocean, but what we did see when it was clear enough was really nice.  The fog never lifted entirely until we were just about done. There were lots of old cemeteries along the way. The roads were winding a lot of the way and we went up and down hill often.  Some of it was bumpy and narrow, but for the most part the roads were good. At times we were actually out of the fog as we were above it. At an elevation of 394 meters, there were still a few big patches of snow.  Temps ranged from 53 to about 62. We stopped at a general store to look around. We only brought bread. It's weird not having a grocery store on every corner. The mountains were so dense with trees everywhere. Often the deciduous trees would be in the front and lower with their bright green colors and the dark green evergreens would be in the back and higher up.  There even seemed to be some orangish colors, but not sure why. Some spots had lots and lots of birch trees. The colors were so pretty. The highest elevation we noticed was 482 meters. And there were lots of hills going up close to that, then down and up again. We stopped for lunch at the Seafood Stop and I finally got my lobster roll. It was delicious, but not overly stuffed with lobster like I prefer.  Jim got a club sandwich and fries, and shared some. They were awesome! We finished the Cabot trail a lot more quickly than anticipated, and headed to the KOA in North Sydney. It's really nice, with very nice showers, a small beach, a nice playground, a small exercise room, and a rec room. It faces Bras d'Or Lake and there's a beautiful view of a big bridge. While I was doing laundry, the fog rolled in.  One minute you could see the bridge, and the next you couldn't. A few minutes later you could see it clearly. This happened at least a couple of times. The people next to us are from Ontario and are going to Newfoundland on the ferry tomorrow as well. We had some nice chats with them.

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