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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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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Thursday Travels: Leaving Prince Edward Island

I think this is the Covehead Lighthouse.  (Late afternoon, 6 June 2012.)

Well, here we are back on Prince Edward Island.  It’s just about time to say goodbye.  M and I had only one full day there, and we did as much as we could considering the weather.

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Thursday Travels: Leaving Greenwich

Walking back over the floating boardwalk

Because of the weather, it was a fast hike out to the beach and back.  If you are a birder, the floating boardwalk over Bowley Pond is a great place to look for birds.  I saw numerous birds, but couldn’t capture any photos of them as it was just too windy and wet.

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Thursday Travels: The floating boardwalk

Looking down from the floating boardwalk. Prince Edward Island.

Last week I left us standing on the floating boardwalk in Greenwich, part of the Prince Edward Island National Park system.  The floating boardwalk takes you over Bowley Pond and eventually to the beach.

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Thursday Travels: Greenwich

Standing near the edge. North Shore, near Rustico, Prince Edward Island.

I left us standing near the edge of the red cliffs of Prince Edward Island in my last chapter of Thursday Travels.  It’s not a bad place to be left for a while, to contemplate life, the universe, the gulf, and everything.

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Thursday Travels: Laverty Lake

I’ve had a very full day today so this will be a relatively short post.

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