Day #202. Onward to explore another part of Cape Breton

LOCATION:  Near Syndey, Nova Scotia in SE part of Cape Breton
CAMPGROUND:  Mira River Provincial Park.  Electricity and water.  Central dump station.  Nice bathroom/showers.  Gravel, level site with picnic table and firepit.  Spacious sites, but not too many trees.  No view of river in our loop. US$28/night.  4 stars out of 5
WEATHER:  Rain most of the day.  High 68
DISTANCE DRIVEN:  1.5 hours

We hung around last night’s campground all morning, enjoying our last views of the ocean.  Everyone has left and we had the place to ourselves.  We went to the Visitors’ Center to do some wifi work and to chat with the hostess about Cape Breton.

Here we are saying good-bye to our park’s lighthouse….

Even though it rained throughout our drive, it was a very pretty route – following Bras d’Or Lake which is huge.  We saw more German real estate signs; this is probably a very attractive potential development area, as prices are low and the landscape is beautiful. 

We got set up in our new campground between rain showers.  It is supposed to rain most of this week, so we are looking into indoor activities…..breweries, distilleries, museums. 

DINNER:  Tony’s turn.  He set up his awning and was able to do the outdoor cooking in the light rain.

He made radiatori (pasta) in a creamy sauce with pesto, shiitake/oyster/cremini mushrooms, onions, and red peppers.  Wow!  Side was Caesar salad.

BOOK:  Reading is one of the pleasures of rainy weather.  I started, then finished, this book today – “7th Heaven” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.  It is a part of a different series of his called the Women’s Murder Club Thrillers.  Each chapter has about 3 pages.  So, you finish one chapter, and say – “I will read just one more”, and then before you know it, you’re finished!  4 stars out of 5

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