Thursday, August 30, 2012

Cape Breton Island

We searched all around Bayfield for the Bayfield Bunch without success.

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Perhaps we were a couple of provinces too far east?  Undaunted by this disappointment, we sought out the causeway leading onto Cape Breton Island.

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We got a ‘green light’ at the CBI border checkpoint!P8225893

In Whycocomagh, our timing was off to meet up with a friend from about 20 years ago, but ended up tracking down addresses for a couple more up in Cheticamp area, so that’s where we headed.

After a bit of slow driving and sleuthing, a lakefront campsite presented itself on Lake Ainslie, and we could not resist.

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The next day, it was back to the coast and up to Cheticamp, at the start of the famed Cabot Trail.

There are a number of small villages in the Cheticamp area, each with it’s own post office.

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Here’s the one at Grand Etang.  Quite the view while checking your mail here.

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Across the bay there was a herd of cows that seemed to prefer life on the edge – or at least, on the point.  Perhaps there were less flies there?P8235902

I managed to invite myself to a party the next night, but in the meantime, a bit of driving around in likely area was required to find a suitable night location.  This spot filled the bill, and the price was right.

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More Cape Breton to come …

2 comments:

  1. If you went to school with Ken Magnus and Randi lalonde, but if you did, they live on Cape Breton and usually like visitors !

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