Sunday, July 10, 2016
Chapter 23 - Dartmouth to Cape Breton Island, NS
considered the starting and ending point of the Cabot Trail but also because it is the home town of Alexander Graham Bell and his wife Mabel. As you can see in the photograph, Kathy and Cabo had the good fortune to meet up with the Bells who we found sitting on a park bench looking out at the harbor.
John and Anne found a nice place to rent for the next three nights which included a separate bedroom and bathroom and a full kitchen as well as a front porch where this afternoon we sat and enjoyed some wine and cheese. One of the nicest features of their temporary home was the view from their porch which was of the St. Patrick's Channel off in the distance. Tomorrow we all agreed was our day to drive the 185 mile long Cabot Trail. The Cabot Trail is a spectacularly scenic highway which for much of its length follows the coastline of the northern tip of Cape Breton Island. We hope that this drive is one of the highlights of our entire trip up the eastern coastline of North America.
Tomorrow our plan is to drive into the village of Sydney which we read is another one of Cape Breton Islands' lovely and largest towns. It is also the location where my great, great grandparents met and were married back in 1851. It is unlikely that we will find them but it does not hurt to look.