Meandering to Quebec & The Maritime Provinces travel blog

The following shots were taken at a pull-off on the Cabot Trail...






The sun lights up St. Peter's Church

The sun sets on the Gulf of St. Lawrence off Cheticamp Island...

The last shot before the sun disappears below the dark waters.

We had a short, although not easy, drive today to Cheticamp on the west side of Cape Breton Island. It was roughly 60 miles but the roads were bumpy, narrow, and twisty. We took our time, pulled off once to let traffic pass and, by the time we got to Margaree Harbour, Foxy had had enough so we stopped to get her out for a few minutes.

Then, it was a short hop to the campground, Plage St. Pierre, our home for the next two nights. The weather is gloriously autumn'ish and we are getting some refreshing winds off the Gulf of St. Lawrence. We got settled, had lunch, and I took Foxy for a walk to the beach. She got drenched, rolled in the sand and generally had a great time.

Gail & I went to Flora's, a local crafts place specializing in hooked rugs. A lady was demonstrating the craft which looked really tedious to me. We bought a few things and headed back to camp. Joe had taken Foxy for another walk and she led him straight to the beach and got drenched again. We're letting her have a good time in the water because she needs a shower again really soon.

We went for dinner to All Aboard Restaurant and the food was really good; the coconut cream pie was excellent. We drove out the the point to catch the sunset but it was a drab sunset...not a cloud in the sky and the sun sank unceremoniously behind the dark waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Tomorrow, we'll take a ride up the Cabot Trail.

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