We arrived in Baddeck on Canada Day (July 1st), and the small town turned out for the parade.
We stayed at the Telegraph Hotel; Alexander Graham Bell and Guglielmo Marconi were frequent guests
Various groups, many vehicles, and a large noisy fire truck participated.
Lunch: Nova Scotian mussels in a tasty butter sauce
View from A. G. Bell Museum and lighthouse - our first lighthouse of the trip.
Bell, who summered in Baddeck, invented many things, some quite puzzling.
Bell devised this “talking glove” to teach communication skills at his school for the deaf in Washington DC
The Silver Dart, by Bell and the Ariel Experiment Association, in 1909 made British Empire’s first flight.
One of Bell’s large experimental hydrofoil boats
The lupine is one of the most common plants in Nova Scotia.
Colorful wildflowers were frequently seen along the Cabot Trail roadsides.
Western Cape Breton shoreline
“Rocks for throwing” were provided at this overlook.
This friendly guy, at a small dock where lobstermen off load their catch, showed us lobsters awaiting shipment.
Nova Scotia abounds with very nice sailing areas; this small yawl was one of the few yachts we saw.
Lobster men placed their trap with a big splash.
We posed along the rocky shore of Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
We hiked to the end of this promontory at White Point with a distant view of Newfoundland.
Coastal view along the Cabot Trail
Our tour guide Mel Zilkowsky.
Looking north through the rain near the tip of Cape Breton
The rain was heavy at times but it was short lived.
Stella Maris Catholic Parish Church in Inverness
The Harbor at North Rustico on Prince Edward Island
Lobster trap floats
Two osprey chicks in a nest atop a tall pole
Mama osprey keeps watch from a nearby tree.
Dalvay-By-The-Sea Hotel National Historic Site built as residence in 1895 by a Scottish-American oil tycoon.
The lighthouse on the dunes at Covehead Harbor was rebuilt in 1975.
This PEI lobsterman told us that a 45-foot boat might handle 150 of these traps.
The village of Rustico is the oldest Acadian settlement on Prince Edward Island.
Prince Edward Island fishing village
Bright yellow mustard crop planted against wireworm potato pest and to boost yield
Mel bought bag of potatoes at a self-serve stand.
Museum and former home of Lucy Montgomery, author of 1908 novel, “Anne of Green Gables”
Vintage carriage on museum grounds
Confederation bridge links Prince Edward Island to Nova Scotia
Cider tasting at the Annapolis Cider Company in Wolfville, which calls itself the “coolist small town in Canada”
UN World Heritage Grand Pré farmlands were reclaimed from salt marches by Arcadians starting in 1680s.
Low tide at near Fort William off the Bay of Fundy
About three hours later: note how much tide has risen
The fifty foot Bay of Fundy tidal variation is the world’s largest.
Maple Rum Cream at the Ironworks Rum Distillery in Lunenberg was reminiscent of Bailey’s Irish Cream.
Rain specked shot of Lunenberg’s Bluenose II, a replica of 1921 winner of International Fishermen’s races
Laura’s lost phone arrived at Grand Pré’s Olde Lantern Inn & Vineyard; our room and breakfast were excellent.
The bacon was especially good.
Memorial to 1998 Swissair flight that crashed offshore near St. Margaret’s Bay
Peggy’s Cove lighthouse
Peggy’s Cove fishing village, full time population 40
“The last Corvette” at Halifax naval museum, one of the 269 built in Canada for WWII.
Changing of the guard at Halifax Citadel Fortress
View of downtown Halifax from the Citadel.
Fort Needham Memorial Park commemorating victims of the 1917 Halifax Explosion
Fairview Cemetery where over 100 victims of the sinking of the Titanic are buried
Our 61st wedding lobster dinner at Prince George Hotel in Halifax
The restaurant surprised us with this dessert