Staying in Halifax and surrounds for 5 days enabled us to see a good range of scenery and attractions in the area. Then it was time to move on to Cape Breton Island. Although the island is part of Nova Scotia, I think they tend to regard themselves as different to the mainland.
As usual, we tried to take the ‘road less travelled’ and stay off the major highway once we left Halifax. The extensive coastline of the maritime provinces offers something new at every turn and this time it was the Eastern Shore that shone.
This tiny cottage was the centrepiece of another museum. It was built in the 1850s for a fisherman, his wife and 7 children. The flat-roofed ‘summer kitchen’ was added by the next generation. They had 13 daughters – all raised in this house!
We also saw the barn, outdoor wash-house and the chicken run where we saw this beautiful Barred Plymouth Rock rooster. He was just beautiful.
More coastal scenery.
The water is amazingly clear and the colours of the rocks are many and varied.
We arrived in Baddeck for our first night in Cape Breton. More about that next time.