Exploring Canadian Backroads Coast to Coast 2007 travel blog

Glenora Distillery

Scenes along the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island

Scenes along the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island

Scenes along the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island

Scenes along the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island

Scenes along the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island


Once again, rain was the major news of the day only this time we did not get so lucky.

The plan was to ride the Cabot Trail today, one of the highlights of Cape Breton from all reports. The weather reort was for "scattered showers", which may have been accurate. The only thing was the showers were "scattered" directly on us all day.

Our first stop was the Glennora distillery, the only distillary outside of Scotland that produces single malt whiskey. Since I enjoy scotch whiskey this was of interest to me.

Just as we reached Glennora it began to really pour. We waited in the gift shop until it subsided, then decided to get while the getting was good and skip the tour.

The rain was on and off for the next hour or so and when we stopped for coffee just before entering Cape Bretton Highlands National Park it started comming down in buckets again. We lingered over our coffee until it lighted up.

As we were leaving, two guys on Harleys from Florida pulled in, soaking wet. THey said it was a lot worse in the highlands including some hail.

There was not much choice at this point but to carry on. It was only noon and there was not much in sight as far as lodging even if we did decide to pack it in.

The roads through the highlands were great and what scenery we could see was gorgeous but with the rain and the cold it was basically pretty miserable all day. A bit of a disapointment.

I figured if I was ever going to hear some heavy duty whining it would be today but Janine never complained a bit. She is one special lady.

We carryied on to a place called Boularderie just outside of North Sydney where the ferry to Newfoundland leaves. We found a room, grabbed some supper and a hot shower then hit the hay.



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