The Mira River abounds with picturesque scenery and stories connected with the early days of the French regime at Louisbourg. These were the thoughts of C.W. Vernon who wrote about Cape Breton at the turn of the 20th century. For...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Bras d’Or Lake is often referred to as one lake when, in fact, it has have several smaller bays and basins and one large portion, as well as a smaller one. The two larger sections of the Bras d’Or...
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...
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 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...
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