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Jun 16, 2006 - Cape Breton - Louisburg, NS

June 16 - North Sydney-Seal Island, Cape Breton (Jill's birthday) Woke up to beautiful sunshine and temperatures reached 24C today. The forecast is indicating good weather for the next week. We had a great drive on good roads up Hwys 104 and 105. I was a little disappointed in the diesel prices. All over Nova Scotia, so far, the prices have been very consistent at about $1.07. So I stopped at an Irving station about 1 hr east of Truro, but the price was $1.14. I thought maybe the prices were going to be this high in the eastern part of NS...

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Sep 1, 2005 - Whycogomagh to North Sydney - 150 km

We finally rolled out of bed around quarter to seven and peered out the window to conditions that were similar to, but better than, yesterday's. We hopped on the road and backtracked to camp to drop off our overnight's, then popped into a diner for a cheap and hearty breakfast. I am afraid that we have lost the map for this day and I am trying to recant it a few days after the fact without the route map as a memory cue. Much like other days, it was up-and-down, rainy and a bit windy, but mercifully the roads were largely superior. Near the...

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Aug 14, 2005 - Baddeck road trips

While we are spending a bit more for diesel, the time in the lakes has been great on marina fees. Our time at anchor has been over half and even when in a marina the rates are very reasonable. After completing a little over 60% of the Loop, we have anchored or used free docks about a third of the time. But anchoring brings it's own brand of headache here in Cape Breton...we have discovered the difficulty of grassy bottoms. On one occasion in Baddeck we simply couldn't get it to stick, after multiple tries. At another time, around midnight...

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Aug 8, 2005 - Baddeck to Louisbourg

August 8, 2005 (Monday) We spent much of the morning visiting with Gus and Gloria, Don and Sissie, and Frank and Linda (see photos). Sissie gave Nancy a tour of their 5th wheel (see photo). We left the campground and made it all the way to Baddeck (about 5 miles) before stopping to look for Cabot Trail T-shirts. Between Baddeck and Sydney we found some wonderful overlooks to take a few photos. To date, we have taken almost 2,000 photos on this trip. Thank goodness for digital cameras! We stopped in Sydney for lunch and to transact some...

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Jul 4, 2005 - Cape Breton & Cabot Trail ride

Drove to the Northeastern part of Nova Scotia yesterday. Weather has cleared. We are staying in a campground near Baddeck in the Bras D'or Lake area. Very beautiful Salt Lake which runs for miles with many inlets, coves and rocky shores. We took the Bikes for a ride on the Cabot Trail which takes your from the highlands to the shore. Found a Distillary with resturant and Pub. Perfect 4th of July even if not in our home country. While riding beside a mountain river a Mature Eagle glided down the river and then flew next to and over Mike's...

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Jun 13, 2005 - Fort Louisbourg National Historic Site

IT WAS COLD!! Formerly called Ile Royale, this fortified town was once the centre of trade between France and the colonies of New France. Louisbourg was the 2nd most important French location (after Quebec). It was defeated twice by the British -- the inhabitants were 'removed' after the 2nd defeat - many back to France or down to Louisiana (Cajun)... and the place was abandoned. Parks Canada has about 5 million artifacts from the location as the French were superb at recording everything! The Town, restored to look as it did in 1742 was...

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