Saturday, August 19, 2017


On July 8, 1773, a rickety 20-year-old Dutch ship left Loch Broom on the west coast of Scotland with 189 displaced Highland Scots on board seeking a new life in the wilderness of eastern Canada. Like some of the vessels...
The sun was shining bright, the temperature wasn’t too cold, and it was a great day for a late winter drive.   The topic at Tim Horton’s was often about the amount of snow on the Cape Breton Highlands and how...
A couple of summers ago on a trip to Baddeck, I decided to re-visit the Uisge Ban waterfall. By following the road on the west side of the Baddeck River, it didn’t take long to get to the Department of...
I stood on the old wharf below Babin’s Hill and waited for the setting sun to produce the image that I thought might take place. I wasn’t disappointed. There were just enough clouds to hide the sun at the horizon...
The little plane dropped down over the coastline at Margaree. We leveled off and started along the coast towards Inverness. A short distance away from the coast, the air became smoother and we dropped down to about 500 feet above...
A long thin ribbon of sand, gravel and rocks make up part of Cape Breton’s shoreline on the north end of the Strait of Canso. This gravel/rock bar of approximately three kilometres is quite a natural feature that can be...
Our flight takes us down the valley of the South West Margaree River. At Margaree Forks, the North East Margaree River joins in and we turn slightly westward, following the combined Margaree Rivers. We fly over the “Big Intervale” past...
The Cheticamp River originates on the northern plateau of Cape Breton and flows some 25 or so kilometres westward to the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Beginning in peat bogs, barrens and small lakes on top of the plateau, it starts...
Pans of ice shunted back and forth through the Strait of Canso. It was the middle of March 1946. We were on our way to the Canadian-American border. We spent that winter living at my grandparents’ place in South West...
Some years ago I started photographing old houses and barns wherever I traveled. After hundreds of photos, I realized that there were many different types, varying in size, shape, materials used, and the culture of the community in which they...
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