The relatively smooth coastline of the Strait of Canso is interrupted by a thumb-shaped peninsula that juts northwestward into the strait. It forms the northern end of an oval-shaped body of land that looks as if it could have been...
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 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...
About three or four kilometres from Iona, and after crossing the Barra Strait Bridge, we come to the small village of Christmas Island. Christmas Island is situated on the north side of a peninsula that lies between East Bay and...
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...
Six o’clock in the morning on the streets of Venice, Italy, a strange sound coming behind me caught my attention. A man marching, carrying and playing some sort of bagpipe came into view. Under his arm, a large inflated...
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...
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...
The little outboard motorboat sped across the waters of Lennox Passage toward a small treeless island about three kilometres from where we launched. In case you are not sure, Lennox Passage is the long, narrow body of water that separates...
The season is almost over. Have you had your feed of Atlantic Canada’s best delicacy or are you one of the unfortunate few who have a problem eating shellfish? The season that began on the first of May on the...
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