An Island of Wildflowers

  One of the things that most impresses me about exploring a new place in our vast country is the diverse wildflowers. While there are many flowers that can be found in multiple provinces, the distinctions are rather fascinating. Many of the flowers I have discovered growing wild on Cape Breton I am accustomed to …

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Attention, birders: A surprise gathering

One evening this past December, just after sunset I was stacking wood by one of our chalets when I heard strange noises overhead – rustlings, flapping, scraping.  Looking up I saw largish, dark bird shapes gathering in a treetop nearby – swish, here comes another one!  Apart from the flapping, not a sound,  just a …

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Watching Moose and Eagles at Sunrise

There are many benefits to rising early in the morning and getting a peaceful, quiet start to your day. At Cabot Shores we look forward to the sun rising over the ocean, illuminating the Bird Islands and casting beautiful pink and purple color across the sky. Another reason to get up early is to watch …

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All on a Winter’s Day…..

Neither of us has had breakfast yet but we are setting out on our morning snow shoe: The sun is out, the sky a deep blue; some clouds in from the West – better not wait…. …crossing  the pond, now frozen, to the beach, normally accessible by ferry, swimming, or not at all – except …

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The Eagle Feather Ferry Is For All Ages (and even pets!)

When we ask guests what they really like to do at Cabot Shores, we get some surprising
answers…
You’d think it would be walking into the Great Room of Whiff’s Lodge or looking at the ocean from any
of the 4 chalets…and these are often mentioned…
…but what a lot of guests says is: “it’s the Eagle Feather Ferry” .
Here it is viewed from the air

Seen from the air, the Eagle Feather crosses Church Pond to the Beach, just about 10 minute walk
from Whiff’s Lodge through the orchard to the edge of the Pnd.
Whether a 91 year old woman

or a band of […]