Our overall opinion of the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton was one of disappointment. When you look at a map, it’s very easy to assume that this road hugs the coast. Not so. Most of the time, the view of the coast is completely obstructed, leaving us with only trees to look at for well over 200 kilometers of driving. I imagine this drive is lovely in the Fall, but in June? Not so much.
There were a few nice moments, however, like our lunch in Baddeck at the Herring Choker Deli, our beer and pub dinner at The Thirsty Hiker in Ingonish and brief glimpses of views like this of Lakies Head when the fog cleared…
We decided to take the alternate scenic route through White Point in upper Cape Breton because at least that way we had a chance of seeing some of the ocean. While most of the drive was shrouded in fog, we really enjoyed the look of these boats moored in a small harbor with lobster traps all around.
More to come about the more scenic (west) side of Cape Breton… and tomorrow (our personal highlight)… waterfalls of the Cabot Trail!