ADVENTURES IN OUR AMERICAN DREAM travel blog

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Cabot Trail

Vickie

Cabot Trail Englishtown

Beautiful beaches and wildflowers

Ollie

Keltic Lodge

Beautiful church

Info

They were way out

Rocks

Birds

Gulls

Birds

View

Two bald eagles flying over

Joe's Scarecrows

Jerry

Vickie

Joe's

More

Sammy :-)

Sammy, not sure if he wants to sit

Vickie

More

More

Jerry

Last one!


We spent most of the day driving The Cabot Trail. The Cabot Trail is a highway and scenic roadway in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. We boarded the ferry to start the trail near Baddeck. The 185 mile loop takes you around the northern tip of Cape Breton Island, passing along and through the scenic Cape Breton Highlands.

It is named after the explorer John Cabot who landed in Atlantic Canada in 1497. The initial route was completed in 1932. The northern section of the Cabot Trail passes through Cape Breton Highlands National Park, where we had high hopes of seeing some moose. We have not seen a single moose yet.

The western and eastern sections follow the rugged coastline, providing spectacular views of the ocean. The southwestern section passes through the Margaree River valley before passing along Bras d'Or Lake.

Today was also Ollie's birthday, he turned 12...in regular years, which is 84 in doggy years. He had fun "smelling" the Cabot Trail. :-)

One of the most unusual places we visited was called "Joe's Scarecrows". We have no idea what the story is behind all the scarecrows, but it was a fun place to visit. Sammy was not sure if he wanted to be there or not. It was a bit scary for him, being six. I got one picture where he started to sit by one and changed his mind fast. I will let the photos tell the rest of the story.

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