Sunday, 28 September 2008

The Cabot Trail

[1] The route measures 298 km (185 mi) in length and completes a loop around the northern tip of the island, passing along and through the scenic Cape Breton Highlands. It is named after the explorer John Cabot who landed in Atlantic Canada in 1497, although most historians agree his landfall likely took place in Newfoundland and not Cape Breton Island.

Construction of the initial route was completed in 1932.



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Photo Credits: [1]-Photography by Dani CC=flickr, [2]-Bobcatnorth CC=nc-sa-flickr.

8 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

That would be a scenic place to ride a motorcycle.

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Fascinating scenery. I always like to link the countryside/buildings etc. around with with history. It helps me understand things better. I don't know Canada so I will be back for more later!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

what a great vacation that would be!

David Cranmer said...

I could get some writing done there. Beautiful.

Barbara Martin said...

Charles, or a bicycle.

Hadriana, welcome and enjoy your future visits.

Gary, the sea air is good for all that ails you.

David, I like the sound of the surf on the rocks. Soothing, from time immortal.

laughingwolf said...

my current part of the world, thx barbara...

if i'm lucky, i may head up that way for the celtic colours international festival next month [google for it]

Maria said...

Beautiful route! I'd also love to go by bycicle!

Barbara Martin said...

Tony, maybe you could do a post about the festival as it is bound to be quite exciting.

Maria, all that exercise would be worth it for the views.