Friday, August 02, 2013

Bears Go East: Cabot Trail

The following events happened on July 10th, 2013

Canada is an amazingly beautiful country, and one of the most awesome places in the Maritime provinces is the drive around the north east section of Cape Breton Nova Scotia, known as the Cabot Trail.

The Cabot Trail is 185 miles of some of the nicest scenery you'll ever see - coast lines, mountains, rugged terrains, quaint towns.   It has it all.

The confluence of events from our epic road trip east has conspired to place us at the doorstep of the Cabot Trail, and today we drove the whole dang thing.

We spent most of the day in the car going from cache to cache along the trail, so there isn't a great deal to talk about except to wax on and on about how awesome the scenery is.  Suffice to say, we did a lot of viewing, like this:

 ... at vistas, like this:
We did schedule in a 2 mile hike, so we could experience the landscape first hand, instead of through a windshield.  Its hard to take in such hikes with a toddler and an infant, but we managed to get everyone down to the scenic point and back safely.
The view was well worth it.
It did wear out the kids tho.  Zekey made it a whole 5 minutes when we got back to the car before he crashed:
Fishing is a big industry in Nova Scotia.  Fishing boats and lobster traps are a common sight pretty much anywhere you go along the coast.
One never gets tired of seeing views like this.
This beach had several inuksuk.  Nothing says Canada more than inuksuks. 
This is the last view we had from the Cabot trail.  It is a quaint little fishing village.
After this we headed back to the hotel for some food (donairs!) and sleep.  We are hitting the road early tomorrow to get a change of scenery.  Where are we going?  Whats next for the bears?  Stay tuned to find out!