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...
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...
In central Cape Breton, Lake Ainslie stretches its triangular shape out towards the north. In the northeast corner of the river, marshes extend for the first few kilometres of its course. It flows under a two lane bridge that replaced...
The beach season is just upon us and what a season it should be. The heat is here and the swimming season is underway. The ocean is starting to warm up nicely (the Gulf of St. Lawrence) and will be...
On my way to Tim Horton’s for my morning coffee and Timbits for Missy and Molly, my eye caught a strange black and white shape at the roadside. Slowing down, I noticed it was a young, immature seal a long...
Chedabucto Bay is a large body of water that separates the southeastern tip of Cape Breton from the mainland of Nova Scotia. It is bordered by Isle Madame and Richmond County on the Cape Breton side and Guysborough County...
The Cheticamp River originates on the northern plateau of Cape Breton and flows some 25 kilometres westward to the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Beginning in peat bogs and barrens and small lakes on top of the plateau, it starts off...
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...
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...
I was standing on the bluff of the Chimney Corner road looking down on Margaree Harbour and the mouth of the Margaree River. The new bridge loomed in the distance and the beach was covered with ice and snow. The...
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