Sunday, May 27, 2018


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...
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...
Towards the middle of April jobs around the property could simply wait because it was time to grab the camera and head for some of the nearby fishing communities. Why? Because it was getting close to the first of May...
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...
Located between Mabou and Inverness is a small range of hills known as the Mabou Highlands. They make up an oval-shaped pattern about 10 miles long and six miles wide. The tops of the hills range up to 1,000 feet...
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...
Our flight took us over the Strait of Canso, over Lennox Passage, and many of the islands that lay adjacent to Janvrin’s Island and Arichat. A quick glance reveals an abundance of gravel and sand that make up the shores...
Much of the landforms of Cape Breton are made up of hard resistant plateaus such as those of Northern Cape Breton. The edges are steep and drop abruptly to the sea or to deep river valleys and ravines. Many of...
The directions weren’t very clear; across the field, pick your best walking through the woods, down a steep embankment, find the brook, listen for very rushing water, and hope for the best. This has been our way of finding many...
At 9:30 Wednesday morning were on our way to the Cape Breton Highlands. A stop in Whycocomagh for coffee and cinnamon rolls (our morning fix) and it was down the Trans-Canada Highway to the Red Barn near Nyanza, three or...
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