Category Archives: Cape Breton

Firehouse Ironworks – Whycocomagh

Firehouse Ironworks Nova Scotia Traditional Blacksmith Cape Breton
One of my favourite series of books is a Dream of Eagles by Jack Whyte. It details the creation of Excalibur, King Arthur’s legendary sword, told from the perspective of a blacksmith. Since reading this book I’ve had a casual fascination with the art of blacksmithing. So, when I found out that there was a…Read More

Bean There Cafe – Baddeck, NS

Chai Latte Cinnamon Bun Coffee Baddeck Cape Breton Nova Scotia
Between learning to make a fish hook, becoming awestruck by Alexander Graham Bell’s accomplishments and a couple Chowder Trail bowls, Gillian and I took a moment to sit down and relax at the Bean There Coffee Café in Baddeck.  It is a charming little café along the main strip in Baddeck, with a patio for…Read More

The Skyline – Cabot Trail

Skyline Moose Cabot Trail Highlands Nova Scotia
I have a confession. I have never seen a wild moose. I have lived in Newfoundland and northern Maine, I’ve traveled countless times through Cape Breton and New Brunswick, I hitched across Canada, and not one single moose. It’s become something of a running joke in my life. I just want to see a damn…Read More

The Chowder Trail – Baddeck

Saltys Halifax Seafood Chowder
We began our Cape Breton Taste of Nova Scotia Chowder Trail expedition in Baddeck at the Bell Buoy Restaurant and Supper House.  With warm weather fading fast, we have to admit we didn’t even think to look inside before grabbing a seat on their large patio. We did, however, look at the menu, something you…Read More

Amedeo’s Italian Bistro – Sydney, NS

Amedeos Bistro Sydney Cape Breton Nova Scotia
On a recent weekend trip to Baddeck, we met up with a friend in Sydney to hand-deliver a wedding invitation. On her suggestion, we found ourselves at Amedeo's, a small Italian restaurant in the middle of downtown Sydney.  Upon entering Amedeo's, we were greeted by the savory smell of authentic Italian food; fresh bread, olive…Read More

Inverary Inn – Baddeck, NS

Cape Breton Nova Scotia
We recently spent two nights at the Inverary Inn as part of a conference. It was the off-season (March), a time when Inverary remains open, but with limited food services, and no water activities. The Lakefront restaurant, paddle boat and kayak rentals, and most of the town of Baddeck that we would have loved to…Read More