August 11, 2007:
Since we're lagging behind with blogs, the next few are the abridged version of what we've been doing in the last few weeks.
We checked out of the Ingonish Beach campground and continued heading north around the top of the peninsula exploring a few communities and attractions as we went - first up was the Mary Ann Falls a pristine waterfall surrounded in bush. The road to the falls offers various stunning viewpoints of Cape Smokey and Red Head.
We deviated from the main road taking an alternate route which took us through the town of Neil's Harbour where we had lunch at the Chowder House - had soup of course!! Wasn't the best chowder and the smell of the place was a little off putting!!
Next up was MacIntosh Brook Falls - some of you will know the Yellow River picture, well that was where it was taken! The falls are a beautiful spot under a canopy of vivid green leaves where the sunlight can stream in lighting up the tips of leaves and filter through to the dark rocks of the brook!
We made it to Pleasant Bay just in time for a whale watching tour. We headed out into the Gulf of St Lawrence and were soon surrounded by a pod of Long Finned Pilot Whales. This particular pod of Pilot whales spend their summers in Cape Breton then migrate to the Carolinas around the end of September. It was great besides the captain of the boat who was frantically trying to round the pod up by driving erratically around them. They could learn a lot from the folk in BC.
After the whale watching tour we headed down the coast enjoying the stunning coastal scenery and were lucky to find a campsite (the last one suitable for a camper) along the coast!
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