This was a slower-paced day; we needed a break after gallivanting
around Cape Breton Island the last
Since this is our
last full day on the island that means we
haven't seen Sydney or any of the area southwest of Baddeck. I'd like to
come back to Cape Breton sometime to see the national park again and go
to some areas we didn't see this time.
Lighthouse on a spit of land beyond Baddeck Harbour (as they spell it in
We did go into Baddeck this morning to see the harbor, houses, and
These photos are just a sampling of the interesting buildings in town:
Gift shop and church
Above and below: old historic building that
can be toured
We went down
to talk with this couple but unlike the other Nova Scotians we've met,
they didn't have much to say:
That's pretty cool.
We ate lunch at the Highwheeler Deli, where we split a delicious stuffed
chicken sandwich with cranberries and cheese on thick rye bread they
bake there. We also had a tasty veggie-lentil soup and ended with sweet
blueberry-raspberry cobbler for dessert.
Jim topped off the tank for tomorrow's drive to Halifax. Diesel and gas
are both about $1.33 CA a liter in this area.
We wanted to get milk but balked at the exorbitant price of $8.11 CA for a
four-liter container -- a little more than a gallon, but not much, and
somewhat less in U.S. dollars. Still. That's almost as bad as it
was near Denali National Park in Alaska. Sure hope it's cheaper in
Halifax, the largest city in Nova Scotia.
There was an interesting mix today of sunshine, white clouds, and dark
gray clouds, all constantly changing patterns. The weather here is
different than any we've seen before, with systems coming in from all
directions. We're pretty certain to get wet tomorrow on our way to
Halifax, which may get an inch or more of rain.
Wish we were staying here longer but looking forward to seeing what's in and near
Halifax. The brochures we have sound like we won't run out of
interesting things to
do there, either.
Next entry: the drive to Halifax and staying at
Woodhaven RV Park
"Runtrails & Company" - Sue Norwood, Jim O'Neil,
Cody the ultra Lab, and Casey-pup
© 2014 Sue Norwood and Jim O'Neil