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Aug 14, 2018 - Baddeck

August 13 headed out to Cape Breton at the top of Nova Scotia. It is a nice 280 mile drive to get there. We arrived and checked into the Baddeck Cabot Trail Campground around 3:30. Set up camp and made plans for the next day. August 14, Tuesday Toured the Alexander Graham Bell center in Baddeck. Besides inventing the telephone, he was responsible for Canada's first flight, invented a hydrofoil boat for the navy, and did research for the deaf. We ate a big lunch at Lynwood Restaurant and looked through some shops and then strolled down to...

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Jul 31, 2018 - The Cabot Trail

Today we woke to a beautiful morning. Breakfast was at 7:00 and we ate with Annie, Joanne & Dick, and Kim. We were on the coach at 8:00 for our long day on the Cabot Trail. To those not familiar, the Cabot Trail takes you completely around Cape Breton Island, usually along the coastline. As the satirical song says, in Canada what you see is "trees and rocks, and rocks and trees, and trees and rocks, and water." Now, once again, I had traveled the Cabot trail back in 1966, but for Jean this was a brand new experience. We had a local guide on...

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Jul 30, 2018 - The Gaelic College

Today we had beautiful weather to start our day. Hopefully it will be the same tomorrow when we travel the Cabot Trail. Breakfast was at 8:00, and it was "plated" as Kim described it. What it means is no buffet breakfast, but you order from a select menu. Jean & I both ordered the blueberry pancakes. The amount of blueberries on the pancakes was phenomenal. We ate breakfast with Don & Linda. We talked about movies, our movie nights double features, and his career as a madman in NYC. We departed on the coach at 9:30 for our short ride to The...

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Jul 29, 2018 - Travel day to Baddeck, Cape Breton Island

We had our regular breakfast at 6:30, luggage out at 7:00. We departed Charlottetown at 8:00 in the pouring rain for our trip to Wood Island, PEI for our Northhumberland ferry ride over to Nova Scotia. We both slept on way. Upon our arrival at the ferry queue, Kim had us play two truths/one lie. Jean's came up, her two truths we're Antartica on New Years Eve and being on Jeopardy. Her lie was running in the New York Marathon. On the ferry, I wrote yesterday's blog entry and uploaded it. The Internet on the ferry was not able to handle...

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Jul 26, 2018 - Alexander Graham Bell Museum

An early move of only about 40 miles to the Bras D’or Lakes Campground at Baddeck, NS. On the way Nancy stopped at a local strawberry farm for a flat of freshly picked strawberries and cut her own fresh rhubarb. We stopped to tour the “Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site” museum. It was fascinating to learn about all the things he was involved in besides developing the telephone including; education for the deaf through his “visible speech” phonetic alphabet and an audiometer to detect residual hearing ability. He was awarded the...

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Jun 24, 2018 - Baddeck - Last Day

Sun., June 24th – It was a rainy Sunday - a day to rest and relax. We watched the live streaming of Andy Stanley at NorthPoint Church, and later in the afternoon spent a quick hour at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum in downtown Baddeck. This was his summer and fall home and the place of his death. I learned many things I didn’t know about this genius inventor. Bell began his career as a researcher and teacher devoted to helping the deaf. He first met Helen Keller when she was 6 years old. Bell is responsible for teaching her to speak and...

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Jun 21, 2018 - Baddeck

Thur., June 21st – It was a 250+ mile drive to Cabot Trail Campground at the lower end of Cape Breton. Knowing we had a long "to do" list for this area, we set up and took right off for our first adventure – a hike to the UISGE Ban Falls. It was a very ruddy, muddy, buggy walk to the falls, but the views along the way were great. Our last stop was a quick drive through Baddeck with a Tim Horton’s soup and sandwich dinner before calling it a day. Interesting Fact: When I asked for a straw, I was told they have become illegal in several...

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Oct 4, 2017 - Baddeck-Cape Breton Highlands National Park-Baddeck

4/10/2017. Wednesday. Baddeck-Cape Breton-Baddeck What started out as a beautiful sunny day was soon taken over by low clouds and as we travelled the Cabot trail through the hills and mountains, mist. It's not quite the same looking out over the grey ocean with the grey sky meeting it - quite hard to see the horizon. We stopped at numerous places for photos, and it was quite cold out, but not freezing as we've had it before. We were on the lookout for moose and whales but not one in sight. Apparently the moose are getting few and far...

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Oct 3, 2017 - Charlottetown to Baddeck

3/10/2017. Tuesday. Charlottetown to Baddeck We crossed the Northumberland Straits to Pictou by ferry, a 75 minutes trip. It was a fairly big boat, with numerous buses and trucks, cars and caravans underneath. I wore my wrist bands and stuffed some tissue in my ear, and went straight to the top deck and sat outside in the fresh air. Fortunately, it was sunny, and there was only a light breeze. Sandra, another passenger who is susceptible to sea sickness, sat with me and we talked the whole way. Every time I looked beyond her, I could see...

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Sep 21, 2017 - On and Off the First Island

A day off of travel and a day to enjoy Prince Edward Island. Yesterday we booked a round of golf at a wonderful course called Eagles Glenn. Probably one of the most expensive rounds of golf either of us have ever played. And not because anything happened, no, just with the very high green fees. Then add to that, you count in the $57 for the 7 min cab ride. The up side is that one of the marshal's gave us a ride home at the end of his shift when we were done, so we did save that cab fare at least, thank you Graham. After golf, we went for a...

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Sep 11, 2017 - More Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Headed out to explore Cape Breton National Park. First stop fuel for the truck and us. We got goodies at Tim Horton’s. once again great vistas of the water and the hills. The weather wasn’t very good and we did encounter that ever present construction. We ate our lunch on the back of the pickup. We try to pack food for lunch everyday, we don’t always use it but we did today. We headed into Baddeck NS at the end of the day to find dinner. Ate at a little place called Yellow Cello Café. Good food and service.

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Sep 10, 2017 - Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Headed to Baddeck Nova Scotia. Stayed at Baddeck Cabot Trail Campground. Nice quiet campground but it had a little mud because of the rain. We parked the trailer and headed into town to see what was around. We toured the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. Interesting history of his life and accomplishments. We decided to go and see part of Cape Breton Highland National Park. We went toured up the east coast of the park and saw more great scenery. Everywhere you look has great vistas. We stopped for ice cream(big surprise) on the...

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