The early morning sunlight picking up brilliant autumn colours along the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia,Canada. The water is the north arm of St. Ann’s Bay, which comes in from the Atlantic Ocean on the eastern side of Cape Breton Island. We were getting an early morning start on a trip around the Trail, one of the most scenic drives in the world, and at the peak of the autumn colours in the hardwood trees. October 2005, and the camera was a Sony DSCF828.


  • Steven Pearce
    Steven Pearceover 5 years ago

    Amazingly rich colours George with just the right amount of haze to give this image more depth and a little mystery. I can’t help imagining where that water leads.

  • Thank you for your kind comments Steve. The water is part of St. Ann’s Bay, a fairly large bay which comes in from the Atlantic ocean and has quite an extensive shoreline with many coves and inlets, one of which is in this picture. It’s quite deep and protected from the open ocean by a huge above-water sandbar which almost closes off the entrance and makes the bay very safe for boating.

    – George Cousins

  • BrendaC2
    BrendaC2over 5 years ago

    Splendid picture. Gorgeous colors. Compliments.

  • Thank you so much Michelle, for your kind words.

    – George Cousins

  • Qba from Poland
    Qba from Polandover 5 years ago

    Awesome photo, absolutely beautiful !

  • Thank you! I appreciate your comment very much.

    – George Cousins

  • Brian Carey
    Brian Careyover 5 years ago

    Great composition and colours George!

  • Thanks Brian, much appreciated.

    – George Cousins

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholover 5 years ago
    • Spectacular George – I have made the trip around the trail more times than I can count but it still is not enough. My love, Cape Breton and me :-) Fabulous work, my friend !
  • Good morning Bradley, and many thanks! I was raised in North Sydney, and first went around the trail in an old oil truck over the dirt road when I was about 15. Dad and I were on the Trail when we came across the paving trucks many years later. He used to be engineer on the old Aspy and Aspy2 doing the coastal run down north. I come back every year and always bring someone along to find out what Cape Breton is all about.There’s always something new on the Trail and in all the little byroads. Great to meet you!

    – George Cousins

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholover 5 years ago
    • Wonderful stuff George. North Sydney is also very dear to me – there’s a story too :-) It is a pleasure to meet you as well :-)
  • George Cousins
    George Cousinsover 5 years ago

    There’s lots of stories about North Sydney, some I wouldn’t want to publish..LOL! And some that would bring a tear to my eye, both laughter and not. Every time Rita sings her song I get teary again. Guess our roots go way too deep to ever change. Cheers and hope spring comes soon. You folks have had a toughie this winter.

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaover 5 years ago

    Absolutely amazing George.

  • Thanks Teresa, this one has always been one of my own favourites, glad to know you like it too!

    – George Cousins

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