This image accompanies “Aspy Bay and Cape North”, but looking southward instead. I was still sitting on a bench at Cabot Park, Cape Breton Island, and wanted to try to show the extent of this lovely beach that’s somewhat off the beaten track.A panorama would be better but I didn’t think fast enough! On this beautiful day in September 2006, we were the only two people on the beach as far as I could see in any direction. The bay is on the north-east side of the island, near the top, facing the Atlantic Ocean. The hills in the background are the northern borders of Cape Breton Highlands National Park, which you have to drive partially though to get to Aspy Bay. Cabot Park is one of the possible landfalls of John Cabot of Bristol, in 1497. The other possibility that seems to have credence is Cape Bonavista, Newfoundland. Since Cabot and his crew disappeared on his last voyage, there isn’t much to go on.
Taken with a Sony DSCF828 camera.