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Baddeck

Eagle

Eagle

Eagle

Eagle

Eagle

Eagle

Eagle

Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail - Gaelic College

Cabot Trail - Gaelic College

Cabot Trail - Gaelic College

Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail - Keltic Lodge

Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail - Leather Factory

Cabot Trail - Leather Factory

Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail - Keltic Lodge

Cabot Trail - Keltic Lodge

Cabot Trail - Keltic Lodge

Cabot Trail - Keltic Lodge

Cabot Trail - Keltic Lodge

Cabot Trail - Keltic Lodge

Cabot Trail - Keltic Lodge

Cabot Trail - Keltic Lodge - using color sketch

Cabot Trail - Keltic Lodge

Cabot Trail - Keltic Lodge

Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail - Englishtown Ferry

Cabot Trail - Englishtown Ferry

Cabot Trail - Englishtown

Cabot Trail - Englishtown

Cabot Trail - Englishtown

Cabot Trail - Englishtown

Cabot Trail - Englishtown - Angus MacAskill

Cabot Trail - Englishtown - Angus MacAskill

Cabot Trail - Englishtown

Cabot Trail - Englishtown

Cabot Trail - Englishtown


Today was a great day, the weather on the east side of Cape Breton on the Cabot Trail was sunny and great. We made the right decision to do the East side first when we hear the weather on the west side was foggy and rainy. At the start of the trail is a Gaelic College for Arts and Culture, we listened to a student practicing his bagpipes. It was very very nice and enjoyable. We drove through beautiful country side and stopped at some "Turnouts" that allowed us to view the coast line. We stopped at the Leather Factory where we saw wonderful leather work by a local artesian. we also stope at a Pewter shop. Inside the Canadian Nation Park there were more turnouts that we paved and much larger. We stopped at the Keltic Lodge, a historic lodge on a spit of land that overlooks both North and South Ingonish bays. We ate lunch on the lawn overlooking the North Bay. We decided to continue our tour on Monday, since it was 4 PM when we finished our meal. When retuning to Baddeck, we took a slightly different route that included a short, about 100 yds, ferry ride to Englishtown, the oldest town in North America. It was the home to Angus MacAskill, the Nova Scotia who was 7'9" tall, weighted 425 lbs and had a girth of 80 ins. He worked with Barnum and Bailey. We returned to the Gaelic College and bought the booklet about the "Wallace Klan", as we left we drove by a motel, we saw an eagle circling a motel. He landed behind the hotel, Mike got out with our camera that had our 500mm lens and got some spectacular pictures. We believe the rival our Homer Alaska Eagle pictures. We will continue our journey tomorrow.

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