Puffin in the sea

Huffing and Puffin’: Bird Island and Puffin Tours

I’ve been asking myself how puffin’s have the time to do such intricate beak-art and unique eye-liner—I mean, to be able to perfect that kind of art while floating in an unforgiving and constantly moving ocean is impressive and a skill many of us humans would love to acquire. In all seriousness, the puffins have arrived …

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Glooscap Cave, une randonnée que vous ne regretterai pas!

[slickr-flickr tag=”glooscap1″ type=”galleria” size=”m640″] Vous voulez vivre une expérience hors de l’ordinaire? Venez faire la randonnée du Glooscap Cave sur l’Île du Cap-Breton, située à moins de 1 heure de Cabot Shores. En famille, entre amis ou même seul, cette excursion vous donnera définitivement le goût d’en faire d’autres, encore et encore. L’histoire dit qu’un héro …

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Taking the Plunge

                    Almost as soon as the ice has melted from the lakes, bays, brooks and bogs, I’ve got swimming on the brain. When can I jump, skip or dive into some (chilly) fresh water.  Cape Breton is absolutely filled with water sources, from the plethora of …

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Top 3 Cape Breton Waterfalls

 

Okay, I have a bias towards waterfalls, spectacular trail-side views of water, and old growth forests. Duration: 25 minutes to 5 hours. So here they are: #1 Indian Brook Falls; # 2 North River Falls, #3 Black Brook/Falls.
1. Indian Brook Falls Hike (challenging)
 
 
The Cabot Trail goes along the coast on the east (Atlantic) side of Cape Breton Island.
Take the Cabot Trail to the village of Indian Brook. A landmark the bridge over Indian Brook. The Trail starts on the northwest side of the Brook.
During the heat of summer, you can do the hike in and alongside the Brook. In early […]

Right Whales Sighted Off Bay Saint Lawrence, Cape Breton

“Been fishing over 30 years and this is the first Right Whale I”ve seen,” said Captain Cyril Fraser
of Oshan Whale Watch,  which is based in the village of  Bay St. Lawrence, Cape Breton.  A fifth generation fisherman, Cyril mostly sees Pilot and Minke whales and dolphins.
 
“The Right Whales are around 50 tons, compared to the Minkes and Pilots   which are more like 5 tons.”
 
One of our guests from Ontario, Tullio d’Angelo, provided us with a the snapshot  of the Right Whale taken off while with Captain Cyril.

             Photo by Tullio d’Angelo

According to wikipedia, the Right whales making […]