Monday, December 07, 2009

Peter and I Went to Cape Breton This Summer (pics below)


- Hiked the breathtakingly beautiful Skyline trail on the Cabot Trail.

- Did not encounter any coyotes, but saw a family of three moose, just a few feet away. Peter was very happy to finally get moose shots.

- Went on a puffin tour near Baddeck. After having been thwarted by rain in past attempts to shoot pics of puffins, Peter finally got his chance. Also saw many seals. V. cool.

- Toured the Glenora Distillery, the only single-malt whisky distillery in North America. You can't tell from the pic, but it was absolutely pornalicious, with beautiful gardens and flower beds and vines over everything. I had the most attractive dessert ever in the restaurant's courtyard, a brownie with whisky sauce. And the tour was very interesting.

- Went to the rug hooking museum in Cheticamp. Cheticamp is famous in the rug hooking world for the different style that developed there, using very thin yarn instead of wool cut into strips. It's absolutely gorgeous. The museum was fabulous. It featured many works of the late Elizabeth LeForte, a rug hooking freak of nature. I was in awe.

- Went to a fiddling performance at the Red Shoe Pub in Mabou, home of the most famous of Cape Breton fiddling families, the Rankins. The pub is owned by the Rankin sisters.

- Went to the Alexander Graham Bell museum in Baddeck. Very interesting.


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