|Awesome tree on the way to Uisage Bahn Falls|
What a spectacular place. Already blessed by nature with some of the most spectacular sights (and sites) in the world, Cape Breton burnishes its natural splendour with kindness, comfort and great food.
Even though we had talked about spending a week on the Island for more than a year, we only got down to planning and booking the trip 10 days before our scheduled departure. Add the fact that we planned to take our dog (an 85-pound Golden Doodle) and we figured we would face some significant challenges finding places to stay.
|White Point, about half way out|
This allowed us to move about freely and get a taste of all the different areas of Cape Breton. We stayed at the Bras D'Or Lakes Inn in St. Peter's (in the south), McIntyre Cottages in Baddeck Inlet (central), Castle Rock Inn in Ingonish Ferry (east coast) and the Capeway Bed & Breakfast in Troy (south west).
We were awed by Cape Breton's shorelines and its mountains and were most taken (by far) by White Point, at the north-east tip of Cape Breton.
|Uisage Bahn Falls|
Well, we had to share it with cormorants, sea gulls, ravens and bald eagles. But we weren't complaining.
From White Point, we drove on to Bay of St. Lawrence, an amazingly picturesque fishing village with a fantastic seafood hut called, you guessed it, "The Hut". Great food, very friendly service. Spectacular locale.
|A Boat at the Harbour at White Point|
I have realized now that we took way too many photos of late afternoon sun sparkling on placid waters and of Marlee Marie in various states of joy as she found herself off-leash on long wilderness trails, at the seaside or along the banks of various creeks and rivers. Even worse, my video taking ended up being a complete disaster, with lots of guard rails and sky and little of the scenery as it flew past the car.
Oh well, the trip was about making memories, not taking photos. And I still think we got at least a couple of good ones along the way.