Saturday, 14 July 2012

September 10th, 2010

The Cabot Trail has a reputation of having foggy conditions during the spring and summer months; probably has something to do with how the air flows up and around the highlands of Cape Breton.  We weren’t surprised to run into a few patches of fog here and there.

We crossed paths with a few riders at a scenic photo stop having lunch.  One of them happens to be ADV inmate Archimedes and his wife Deya who are 3 months into a 2 year trip to South America.  Their ride report can be found here

I figure Nova Scotia got its name by how the coast and highlands resemble those of Scotland’s; hence the name New Scotland. 

We stopped at the local grocery store in Neil’s Harbour to pick up lunch…

…and had a picnic overlooking the spectacular view. 

Looks like the fog has lifted…

…spoke too soon.

It’s hard to keep your eyes on the road when you’re surrounded by such beauty.  The occasional section of twisties kept our eyes from wandering too much. 

We met up with Archimedes and Deya again and camped together near Cheticamp

We managed to find a patch of grass right next to the ocean

It’s neat to see other traveler’s way of setting up camp

One minute it’s sunny…

…the next minute it’s overcast. 

The four of us made our way down the cliff and built a campfire on the beach and shared desserts and travel stories; a perfect conclusion to a wonderful evening.

170 km

Warmth from a campfire.

Thundering sound of ocean.

Twinkle from the stars.  

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