|We arrived yesterday in Baddeck, Nova Scotia. It took us about three hours from Pictou and it was a easy drive all freeway to get here. We are staying at Adventure East Campground which is quite nice. It has all the amenities we need for our stay and the only thing is you have to sit in the laundry room to get internet no big deal.
We got ourselves organized upon arriving and drove into Baddeck to just check it out and I have to say the town is very nice we will come back and spend some time there. We just picked up a few groceries and went back to the campground and by then Wendy & Wade arrived and we had a drink with them. They went out for lobster dinner and to a show in town and we decided to stay home and relax I wasn't feeling that well had a really bad headache.
Today we went with Wendy & Wade and drove the Cabot Trail. I don’t think pictures can ever show you how beautiful the area really is. You travel approximately 106 kms to do the full circle which takes approximately 10 hrs that includes stopping lots along the way.
Our first stop was at Cheticamp which is a must stop it is a beautiful Acadian town. It is the only francophone community on the Cabot Trail. They settled in this region over 200 years ago and right up today have maintain their traditions. It is absolutely beautiful there as you drive along they have beautiful homes that are very near the cliffs that go down into the water. We stopped at the museum there that told a bit of the history of Cheticamp and the rug hooking history as well. The women of that town created a co-op to sell their rugs which helped sustain the economy over the years. The rugs in the museum were absolutely beautiful and Wendy really enjoyed it there because she enjoys various types of crafts including rug hooking. I would recommend visiting the museum when you go through Cheticamp. We also went to the Catholic church which is like most Catholic churches beautiful inside. The architecture was unbelievable and I found it interesting that they had the first priest of the churches casket in a special alcove within the church.
There are lots of other small towns along the way but its mostly the scenery that I feel the Cabot Trail is all about. You drive up huge mountains and wind your way down and all the while you are seeing high cliffs falling into the ocean and the rolling hills as well. There are fantastic beaches along the way that I’m sure you could spend hours just enjoying the ocean. We stopped at one of the beaches along the way and had a small picnic lunch and enjoyed hearing the splashing of waves up on the rocks. (Trish are you still wishing you were here).
I could go on and on about the Cabot Trail but unless you experience it you just can’t picture how pretty it is. Wendy & Wade leave tomorrow to head over to Lindenburg and then down to Halifax to spend the night before flying home the next day. It is suppose to be a huge rain storm tomorrow so we are going to go into a museum in town and they have a Scottish Highland College in town that are having competitions there tomorrow and a bit of fair. The next few days we are hoping to go out whale watching and to see the Puffins. We don’t have internet access in our campsite we need to walk up to the pool to get it so will update every few days.