Today we took a van tour of the Cabot Trail – the driver plus Marilyn and I (the tour was C$85 each). The drive was 280 kilometers, or 175 miles, and I did enjoy not having to do the driving – I think if we had driven the trail ourselves, we would have spent C$50 for fuel, plus the C$13 for the National Park entrance fees, so we would not have saved a tremendous amount. The road was not bad, but by driving it myself, we would have missed the stories about the views, towns and people along the trail. Tour buses do drive the trail, but I would recommend driving it in a smaller vehicle. The trail took us from Baddeck, across St Ann’s Bay by ferry, along the Atlantic coast, around the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, then along the Gulf of St Lawrence, and back through the Margaree river valley, and back to Baddeck, NS.
We are back at the house for social hour, so – Type at you later.