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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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Family Retreat – Action and Peace & Quiet!

Mums and Dads and kids spent the weekend exploring the many delights that Cabot Shores has to offer with an action… and stillness… packed schedule. After yummy self serve breakfasts, which catered admirably for everyone’s different preferences for getting up – early or a bit later, the morning offered the grown-ups the peaceful opportunity for …

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Coloradan sees her first Moose while snowshoeing!

(Yes, as of early May, there is still a bit of snow on Cape Breton, especially in the Highlands) My second day here at Cabot Shores, Nova Scotia; Dr. Paul took me on a snowshoe hike up the Indian Brook Falls North trail so that I could get a better sense of the area. It …

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Cabot Trail Named One of “World’s 10 Most Beautiful Highways” by FoxNews.com

Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail has a history of high ratings from magazines and other media.
National Geographic, Conde Nast, Travel and Leisure, and the Readers’ Digest all have
written about the beauty of Cape Breton Island, especially the Cabot Trail.
Now Foxnews.com has named the Cabot Trail one of the “world’s top 10 highways”.
The article in foxnews.com goes on to say:  “the Cabot Trail brings travellers through lush
green forests that in the fall transform into a breathtaking sea of reds, oranges and yellows
as the leaves change colors.  Along the route, drivers will come across an abundance of restaurants,
museums, galeries as well as hiking […]

Studying at Gampo Abbey

 
In March, Paul and Barbara were fortunate to be invited to take part in Shedra, or monastic college, at Gampo Abbey. For two weeks we traveled to Gampo Abbey several times a week. The journey itself, a drive on the Cabot Trail through the Cape Breton Highland National Park in winter is spectacular.

More than once, we observed a moose (the same one, we believe) in almost the same location, calmly chewing and regarding us with interest.
Gampo Abbey, North America’s only Tibetan monastery for Western students, is located off the Cabot Trail, high above the Gulf of St.Lawrence.

Under the […]