Sunrise Trail

by | Jun 25, 2007 | Travel

Our hosts at the Sea Kindly B&B in Merigomish were a wealth of knowledge about the area and gave us what turned out to be two great suggestions to start our drive up to Cape Breton.

They knew of a waterfall near them that was on private property and while the owners wouldn’t mind us hiking to it, they didn’t advertise its location. We won’t either, but here’s what it looks like…


The water flow was enormous and you can walk right down to a small beach below the falls. (You’ll have to ask Pete and Debbie where it is.) :)

After this short hike, we started up the Sunrise Trail toward Cape George for a promised view of both Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island. Our first stop on the trail was a fossil beach in Arisaig with a surprise waterfall.


This beautiful falls emptied right out into the Northumberland Strait. We looked through quite a bit of shale stone on the nearby beach, but only found a few small fossilized imprints. (I am the small speck of white at the base of the dark cliff in the photo below.)


Remember how I said yesterday that the rental car would come up again… well! Our reservation was for an ‘intermediate’ car, what we got was a 4-door Toyota Yaris. The Enterprise website lists the 2-door Yaris as a ‘compact’ and that’s seriously understating how incredibly tiny these cars are, regardless of the number of doors.

Here’s a shot of our rental car by the picturesque Cape George lighthouse…


See? Tiny!

We saw a few hitchhikers along our drive and just laughed as there was barely enough room for ourselves and our luggage in this car! I do like the sporty red color but “we base the intermediate rating on features”? Ridiculous.

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