I fell in love with Nova Scotia all over again this weekend! I can’t believe that it has taken me 26 years to finally drive around the Cabot Trail. It is unbelievable. My friend, Colin, and I left New Glasgow on Friday morning at 11am. We had a nice drive to Cape Breton. It was sunny all weekend, which was great for pictures!
I took my first picture before we even got to the Cabot Trail. I’m not exactly sure where we were, but it wasn’t far from the causeway. I saw a swamp that looked interesting…
Colin was prepared to stop on the side of the road as soon as I said “Stop!” ha ha. After a few times, he would just stop whenever he saw a place to pull over because he assumed I would want to get out and take pictures… which was true!
There are so many cute towns and villages along the coast!
We stopped in Cheticamp for the night. What a great little town! So picturesque.
We stayed at the Cheticamp Island Resort.
The view from the cottage was perfect. I had to keep reminding myself I was still in Nova Scotia! It seemed so different.
I was pretty excited to get back on the road in the morning. We left the cottage at around 9:30 and drove through Cheticamp on our way to Pleasant Bay through the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
I was not prepared for how excited I would be when I saw the Highlands!
I love the ocean!
A nice view of the road we were about to travel.
There seemed to be more yellow and orange leaves than any other colour. So, when we saw some reds we stopped!
We decided to visit my grandparents in Glace Bay on our way home. As a short cut, we took the Englishtown Ferry. Colin was quite amused by this ferry. As was I. It crosses a section of St. Anne’s Bay that is only about a few hundred feet wide. The ferry only holds about 12 cars. It seems like if you anchored the ferry in the middle of the water, and had a ramp on either side, you’d be able to just drive right across! It was a fun little 5 minute adventure though
This is the view of St. Anne’s Bay from Kelly’s Mountain.
The trip was amazing and something I will definitely do again!