Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cape Breton Island

                            We left our night camp overlooking Chedobucto Bay--

--and followed the coastal road to the Canso Causeway where we left mainland Nova Scotia and began to cross to Cape Breton Island. 

 Cape Breton Island is part of the province of Nova Scotia .  The landscape and climate here has been compared to Scotland.  It reminds us of northern Michigan.  The coastal roads lead to small, remote fishing villages. 

 The interior is heavily forested, mostly pine, with low scrub bushes.  Roads are rough and pot-holed, as we found all over Nova Scotia.  There are several narrow bridges--

                                           --and a river to ferry across.

                             Lakes are every where, with few homes or villages to be seen.

                                        An occasional fishing boat is seen.

We stopped for the night near the lighthouse in the very small fishing community of Gabarus on Gabarus Bay.

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