Photo of the Week: Sept 11, 2015

Chimney Corner – While out on a road trip, we eventually found Chimney Corner Beach a few miles before Margaree Harbour along the Shore Road on the west coast of Cape Breton Island. With the help of Google Maps we were able to find roughly the whereabouts of this beach and take a chance that one particular dirt road would take us to this beach. Read More …

Photo of the Week: Sept 4, 2015

Cap Rouge – Two weeks ago, our Cabot Trail road trip led us to this red chair overlooking one of the most spectacular view in the Cape Breton Highlands. On the first try to find this #RedChair, we drove passed it since it’s not visible from the highway. I’ve seen photos of it so I did have an idea of where Read More …

Photo of the Week: Aug 28, 2015

Sydney Mines – There’s one more thing scratched off my bucket list, and that was to explore the coastline and dig for fossils. We started the day with a guided tour through the Cape Breton Fossil Centre in Sydney Mines then off on a Field Trip with the museum curator Dr. Stuart Critchley of the fossil rich coastline of the Sydney Coalfield. Read More …

Moving to Nova Scotia

When I was young, going to school in Ottawa, I would dream of living in the Maritimes where I would spend my days exploring the rocky shores and walking along sandy beaches looking for treasures from the ocean. Later on while in High School, the dream was to go out west where everybody was going Read More …

Cabot Trail Winter Road Trip

March 14, 2015 turned out to be a fine day weather-wise, with only sun and cloud in the forecast. Here we have a perfect day for a winter road trip around the Cabot Trail. As I’m writing this post, it is officially spring here on the East Coast of Canada, but this road trip was actually on a Read More …

Gonzalo

L’Ardoise Gonzalo passed well to the south of Cape Breton Island last night leaving only the loud sound of the roaring surf and a cloud of mist above the ocean waters. I might just head out later and check out the waves… If you’d like to keep track of the weather conditions in L’Ardoise, located on the Read More …

Cabot Trail: Road Trip

Fall around the Cabot Trail The Cabot Trail makes a loop around Cape Breton Island and follows the western and eastern coastlines on the northern tip of the island. The question often asked is which direction is best to view the Cabot Trail, clockwise or counter-clockwise?  I have done the drive countless times, in the summer, fall and Read More …