We spent 2 nights and 1 full day in Cheticamp before we left Cape Breton Island and headed to Prince Edward Island.
And what a full day that turned out to be. It started off quietly enough with a sleep in then a load of washing done and hung out before we took a drive to the other end of Cheticamp Island to have a closer look at the lighthouse.
Along the way we met this feathered friend who seemed very placid. We wondered if the bird was maimed but it did not show any signs of an injury.
The fun really began when we headed to a local pub for a music session from 5 – 8pm. For a small cover charge we enjoyed some great music. The venue was packed with people who seemed to mostly be locals. We were sitting near the doorman and chatted to him briefly and he was impressed that we had come so far and taken the time to enjoy some local entertainment. So much so, that he came over with 2 tickets to a concert that evening (9pm – 1am) which was a 50th anniversary concerts of ‘The Phantoms’ – a group of Cheticamp musicians who apparently made it quite big in Canada.
We made a quick trip back to our accommodation and packed up as much as we could as we were planning on making a reasonably early start the next morning.
Then it was off to the concert and although we did not stay for the whole 4 hours we had a great time with several hundred local music lovers at a concert at the local Cabot Trail Arena.
Thank you, Henri at the Doryman Pub & Grill.