Monday, September 29, 2014

Traveling Around: Nova Scotia

We took the ferry from Prince Edward Island to Nova Scotia and continued on to Cape Breton Island as far as Port Hood.
Always looking for a spot near the water we spent the night at the Sunset Sands. Water in front and a cemetery behind.

The Sunset was lovely.

On Cape Breton Island the Glendora Distillery was our next stop.
The tour explained all about the making of single malt whiskey, which could be called scotch if it were being made in Scotland.

Lunch was fine at the Inn with live Celtic music.
On up the coast to Cheticamp, where we camped on the beach again at Plage Saint Pierre. 

Cheticamp was an interesting town. Populated with French from Arcadia. Acadians, as they came to be known. They were isolated from the outside world until a road was built in 1947. They speak an Acadian version of French, but learn both "book" French and English in school. The men fished and the women hooked rugs.

Up the windy coast and through the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
Lunch near a light house at the Chowder House on Neils Harbor.
Our last night on Cape Breton Island was at St. Ann's Bay.
 On the beach as usual. But the day went from fairly warm to blustery and cold the next day.

The bay was rough. We weren't going to take the ferry to Englishtown anyway.  We are heading South and will reenter the USA probably day after tomorrow.

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