Saturday, October 12, 2013
FINALLY we arrive at Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Well, our trip from home to our first real destination on Cape Breton Island took a little longer than planned. We were driving from the Magnetic Hill Winery near Moncton on Thursday hoping to reach Cape Breton that day when a warning message from our truck forced us to find a Chevy dealer which was luckily only about 30 miles ahead of us in Truro, NS. It turned out we needed a part that had to be brought in from Montreal, so we settled in to a small, but very nice, campground near Truro to wait for the part to come in. Miraculously it came in the next morning by 10 and we were back on the road by 1 and likely to hit Cape Breton before dark.
All-in-all it took us six days of driving to go the nearly 900 miles to get here. Now we can stay put for a little while and explore the nearby Acadian town of Cheticamp, the national park and the Cabot Trail drive around the island, which we will do over three days next week. Our campsite is beautifully surrounded by yellow, red and green hills.
Last night we saw our first live music at dinner, which was really fun.