Day 213 – The Beautiful Cape Breton Trail

LOCATION:  Cheticamp, Nova Scotia in NW Cape Breton
CAMPGROUND:  Cheticamp Campground, part of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
WEATHER:  COLD.  High 56.  Scattered showers

We went in to the town of Cheticamp to check it out and to buy gas…..their station is the only gas around for miles and miles.

We got a chuckle out of this craft store – Lola’s Hookers (as in rugs)

Then we took off for a drive  along the Cabot Trail, following the coast north and east through the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

The drive is breathtaking with winding roads through the mountains.  We went up-up-up, then down-down-down, all with a lot of hairpin turns.  We stopped at several beautiful look-outs.

The trees are just starting to turn, but are late this year.  Here is a bit of color…

We stopped at one trail to do a short hike.  We had planned to do more hikes, but it was just too chilly and windy. 

George and I spent a lazy afternoon, watching a DVD and reading books.  Tony and Jenny went back out to do one of the park’s nice hikes. 

Tomorrow we will do another drive.  Tony offered to drive as he said it was painful watching me today,  clutching the steering wheel as I drove the winding road. 

DINNER:  Tony’s turn.  He grilled some porkchops that he had marinated in a maple/mustard glaze.  Side was a mango/lime salad.  We’ve been buying Nova Scotia wines and have paired every meal with some.  It has been quite nice trying different ones.

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