We had a quiet night in Martins River and we were happy to see blue skies when we awoke this morning. The entire day has been just about the best we’ve had on the trip. We began our drive westward on the island through countless fishing villages. We especially liked Blue Rock, a small fishing village that is representative of all the little fishing villages on this side of Nova Scotia. Have no idea why it’s named Blue Rock, unless its because the rocks on the waters edge tend to look dark blue or grey.
We drove through the villages and residents were walking or biking for their morning exercise. What a quiet, peaceful existence.
After lunch we backtracked somewhat to head across the island to the east, where we can drive the Cabot Trail, which encompasses Cape Breton National Park. This drive reminds folks of the coastal road Highway 101 in California. So I’m prepared for a wild ride. We’ll drive the route clockwise so we’ll be on the inside of the road and not the outside. We’ve learned our lesson on this matter!
We’ve settled for the evening in a quaint little town called Antigonish. Our park is on the edge of “main street”, so after settling down for the evening, we took a nice walk downtown.
Sorry I was not able to post larger photos. Depending on WIFI in a campground is not the best idea.
Tomorrow we will drive eastward toward Cape Breton.