You haven’t heard from me for a little while. There is a very good reason for that.
I went to heaven.
Heaven means an amazing adventure journeying to one of my favorite places of all:
Cape Breton Island
When I told people where we would be traveling, quite a few of them had never even heard of the place. But when you marry into a large Scottish/Canadian family, err, clan, like I did many moons ago, conversations, especially with the older generation, inevitably wind up revolving around Cape Breton, the “mother ship”. Certainly doesn’t hurt to be the daughter-in-law of one of the Five MacDonald Fiddlers, the sister-in-law of a prominent piano player well known throughout the CB Scottish music community.
In short: to us the journey to Cape Breton is not just a trip, it is essentially a pilgrimage, the kind of experience that separates those within the family into two camps: those that have been there and those who want to go.
And since I am still in the middle of re-acclimating to “normal” life, having returned recently, I just wanted to share a sprinkling of my nearly 2000 photos that I took this time! This is what inspiration is made of folks:)
Dingwall, Northern Cape Breton a fantastic place to go on a boat ride to encounter these amazing creatures!
This guy had me wondering with his jagged fin!
If only one could talk to them, I bet they’d have some cool stories!
And some gorgeous land/seascapes!
Lots and lots of lobster traps to capture these beauties…
Intriguing textures everywhere
Even Rascal had a ball!
Now, he’s not normally a big fan of water related activities, but who can argue with running in warm sand on a balmy evening?
This is just a smattering, tiny fraction of the many equally beautiful and deserving pictures I took.I will never be able to capture this Atlantic ocean gem in writing, description or otherwise in a way that would truly do it justice. You’ll just have to go and check it out yourself!