oooo… ahh.. you’re going to the Maritimes? you’ve GOT to go on the Cabot Trail.
It rained, it was cloudy, it was windy and then it rained a bit more. But we have decided not to let the rain get us down and really all you have to do to carry on with your activities is to wear a different coat.. right?
We leave Baddeck for a drive along the Cabot Trail. We strike off down the highway and randomly choose an exit to begin our circle of the Cabot Trail. We (of course) went too far and have no idea exactly where we are and none of the brochures mention that you will need to take a cable ferry (which we have somehow driven directly to). We reverse direction, head back on the highway, drive for a wee bit and take another exit that will take us along the Cabot.
We drive thru windy narrow roads which are lumpy bumpy and under road construction, it’s also windy and cloudy but hasn’t rained YET. The road is nicely banked with sharp corners and would be awesome to navigate on a motorcycle. We didn’t find the scenery that inspiring but continued our drive toward the beaches that were mentioned as well as the areas for watching whales. Another hour of trees, grass, some water scenery and threatening clouds and that was it for us. We turn around and head back to Baddeck and because we didn’t want to go back thru the road construction we turned down a different road and sure enough – We are on the opposite side of the Cable Ferry. We’ve driven around and around and are right back where we started a couple of hours ago.
Would I recommend The Cabot Trail to other travelers if asked? Yes I would.
Did I think The Cabot Trail was fabulous? No I didn’t.
Was it the road construction? Or was it the lack of spectacular scenery? Or was it because we wandered around a tad? Or was it just the crappy weather? You’ll have to go there yourself and form your own opinion me thinks!