To reach Aspy Bay you have to drive through Cape Breton Highlands National Park, then turn off on the road to Cape North, which is the promontory in the far distance. Just a short way up that road is another road leading to Cabot Park, which fronts on part of the huge long beach at Aspy Bay. The park is considered the landing place of John Cabot, who sailed from Bristol and landed in the New World in 1497. The exact landing place is a matter for debate, with both Cape Bonavista, Newfoundland, and Cape Breton Island both having their advocates. The Cabot Trail in Cape Breton is named after him, but so is the Cabot Tower in Newfoundland. At least he did land on the North American mainland, the first European that we know of. (Except the Vikings, but that’s another story)
Taken in September 2006 with a Sony DSCF828 camera.