Thursday Travels: Glasgow Lakes Look-Off

Middle Ridge School, 1876.  (Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.  8 June 2012.)

Middle Ridge School, 1876. (Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. 8 June 2012.)

After breakfast at the cabin, M and I drove a short distance to reenter Cape Breton Highlands National Park for our first Cape Breton hike.  The day, as you may or may not recall from my previous Thursday Travels post, was gorgeous.

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Thursday Travels: Cape Breton sunrise

South Harbor sunset.  Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.  (7 June 2012)

South Harbor sunset. Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. (7 June 2012)

In the last edition of Thursday Travels, M and I had just arrived at the cabin we rented on South Harbor, not far from the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia.  We got there just in time for sunset although we didn’t see the sun itself.  Just a band of light on the horizon.

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Thursday Travels: It took my breath away

The Cabot Trail

The Cabot Trail (7 June 2012)

Last week we left off on the Cabot Trail, probably not far from MacKenzie Mountain, trying to get to the cabin before dark.  We needn’t have worried.  We were far enough north and close enough to the Summer Solstice that daylight lasted a good long while.

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Thursday Travels: The Cabot Trail

The ship wreck (on the right in the distance).

The shipwreck (on the right, in the water, in the distance).

I have travelled around the globe.  I have seen the Canadian Rockies, the American Rockies, the Andes and the Alps and the Highlands of Scotland; but for simple beauty, Cape Breton outrivals them all.

~ Alexander Graham Bell

During the last Thursday Travels (A Friday edition of Thursday Travels:  The Ceilidh Trail), we left off at the shipwreck, just after visiting the Glenora Distillery.  It was shortly after this that we began our trek (okay, it was really a ride) on the Cabot Trail.

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Busy playing in the snow

This morning by the pond

This morning by the pond

We’re getting more snow today.  Yay!  It is incredibly beautiful.  I wish you could be here to see it.

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A Friday edition of Thursday Travels: The Ceilidh Trail

Fog and mist on the Sunrise Trail.  Nova Scotia.  June 2012.

Fog and mist on the Sunrise Trail. Nova Scotia. June 2012.

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Thursday Travels post.  I know.  It’s Friday, not Thursday.  But I’m off skiing this afternoon and won’t have time to post the photos from that little adventure so you’re stuck with a scheduled post and some travel photos from Nova Scotia today.  In my last Thursday Travels post (Ferries and boats and lighthouses, oh my), M and I had just landed in Nova Scotia.  We left Caribou, Nova Scotia, and went east on the Sunrise Trail, making our way towards Cape Breton.

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Thursday Travels: Ferries and boats and lighthouses, oh my

Wood Island, Prince Edward Island

Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island

Last week when we left off, M and I were getting ready to leave Prince Edward Island.  After a quick visit to say goodbye to the beach, we made our way to  Wood Islands, PEI to take the ferry to Caribou, Nova Scotia.  (Side note:  This must seem like it was the longest trip in the world, especially when you consider that this is only the half way point.  We really did pack in a lot of activities each day.)

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