Well today we wake in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
The sun is rising as we look east while sitting on the porch from our [McIntyres] cottage. Except for our freshly brewed Tim Horton coffee, my wife and I are starving as we await our sister-cottage-travel-eases to join us. [Normally we would have supplied our respective cottages with enough breakfast goodies — however, this was not the case. Rounding up the troops — we’re off to Baddeck, NS for a “paid” breakfast.]
We are to meet with Joan and Dione at the base, our starting point today, of the Cabot Trail around 11:00 a.m.; giving use ample time to fuel the ourselves and the KIA. [Worst breakfast I’ve ever eaten away from home, I’m sure. Twenty-seven-dollars of pure crap…] My own fault for not doing something about it then … than complaining about it now! Oh well … we have about a 45-minute drive to our rendezvous. Lots of room for Joan and Dione to switch to one vehicle, the Sedona. Next stop, the Trail Gift Shop and time for me to go in search of a geo-cache or two. [No such luck … non close bye anyway/anyhow … however … up yonder there might be something!]
At Tim Hortons yesterday, Kierra mentioned a hidden Gypsum Lake that was an old quarry at one time. Anyone up for a hike? Here’s Dione checking it out for us. Joan and Olly opted to stay back with the KIA while the rest-of-us climbed up to the lake. See why Kierra would share this secret with us … it was fab! Yes we got our geocache!
Back down the path to rejoin Joan and Olly, we piled once again into the Sedona. Only a short distance now along the Cabot Trail to The Doryman Pub & Grill, Cheticamp, NS.
Good fun! Good food! Good beer! Good talk! Good day! Still more to see! Off we go once again, but first a short pee-pee break! We will be going further east to Pleasant Bay, NS before stopping. From this point we’ll be coming back down, returning Joan and Dione to their vehicle. It has been absolutely fabulous. [I know we have just eaten, but we have a long drive ahead of us today and tomorrow, as we’ll be leaving Cape Breton and our “cottages” to travel via ferry to P.E.I.]
Oh, I almost forgot to tell-you-all … When we got back to Baddeck, we went out for dinner at the Baddeck Lobster Supper, where Alan and I shared a lobster, Caryl and Olly shared a steak, and we all tried a bucket of mussels together. Esme had her own lobster to eat, but Alan was not sure with a whole lobster, so agreed to split mine. The meal was a lot of fun as we tried new taste sensations together!