On The Road – Cape Breton

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We’ve been spending the past few days slowly making our way up the Eastern Shore and through Cape Breton.  It is the off season, so the roads and towns have been quiet, but the natural surroundings are just starting to come to life.

Sunset over Cape Smokey


The frost is just starting to melt, bringing about a rush of impromptu rivers and waterfalls.  The beaches are empty, but the ocean is warm.

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Ingonish Beach Lookoff capebreton

Cape Breton always feels like a shock to the senses.  There are so many colours – bright greens, deep blues, pure whites.  The air is crisp and clean, and almost everywhere you go you can hear water – rivers, waves (and on days like today, rain).


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So far, we’ve been touring beaches and trails and doing a lot of eating.  The food scene in Sydney is really growing, with gourmet comfort foods at Flavor, Italian options at Amadeos and Mediterranean options that will set your senses alight at The Olive Tree.

Great Food Syndey Cape Breton

I can’t wait to share some of our adventures from the trip! I get the sense that there are big things a brewing in Cape Breton. What are your favourite places to visit in Cape Breton?

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