Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
We saw these black bears on the side of the road, in the park, between Cheticamp and La Grande Falaise. The mother is reacting to the cars pulling over on her side of the road, and people getting out. Otherwise, she didn't mind. They're busy turning over rocks, looking for things to eat, I think.
View of a house Tony and I liked, on La Petit Etang, just north of Cheticamp. Note the details of the roof. Eventually, we lost count of the number of houses in Cheticamp and surrounding area with that kind of roof.
This is a replica of a Scottish crofter's hut. The guy who bequeathed the land for the Cape Breton Highlands National Park required that a replica be built like the one in Skye, Scotland. Skye, is where many of the Scots came from who settled in the area that is now the Cape Breton Highlands. It's pretty dark and dank inside. On the left, there is no wall. Apparently that's where you would herd in your animals and make a peat wall, for bad weather.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Tony and I spent an extended weekend camping in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
The top image is La Grande Falaise. The cliff is covered in scree and looks like it could fall down on you while you're on the road. We're viewing it from La Petit Etang, a beach.
The second photo is from French Mountain, but I don't know what this mountain is called. We're standing at a curve in the road, hugginh French Mountain, looking into a free fall to the valley below.
I'm not sure where the third photo is taken from, but it looks typical of the Western side.