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Road to the Highlands by George Cousins

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In this case, it’s Cape Breton Highlands National Park, which occupies the northern section of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. The road is the Cabot Trail, which encircles the same part of the island and provides access to the Park and all the coastal communities along the way. The Trail was named for Jon Cabot who landed either here or in Newfoundland (some debate about that) in 1497. This view was taken on the Trail just north of the village of Cheticamp, on the west coast of the island, heading North. The water is the Gulf of St. Lawrence, on a lovely calm day. In the distance, the Trail winds up along the slopes of Cap Rouge, the first of the many headlands that provide travelers with hundreds of scenic views of ocean,hills,valleys,streams and a chance to drive carefully as the trail has some rather wild switchbacks along the way.
Autumn leaves were just starting to turn, and when they do, the Highlands provide scenes of color which are almost unbelievable.
Since I was born and raised on Cape Breton, it’s still the place I call HOME.
Taken Late September 2006 with a Sony DSCF828 camera.

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Comments

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 5 years ago

    ♥ Excellent capture !! :D ♥

  • Hi Evita..thanks very much, glad you liked it!

    – George Cousins

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...almost 5 years ago

    This is si very pretty George. I just love it. :>)) Leslie

  • Good evening Leslie, thanks for the kind words, and glad you liked it!

    – George Cousins

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful scene, George. I like the way the road winds off into the distance. One’s tyres and brakes had better be in top notch condition, methinks.

  • Hi Mike, and thank you. Yes, there’s some very long hills on the Trail and a lot of switchbacks, but a very good system of guardrails and lots of warning signs. Still, good tires and brakes should be at the top of the list.

    – George Cousins

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldalmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous shot!

  • Hello, happy to meet you and many thanks for the compliment..much appreciated!

    – George Cousins

  • Stan Wojtaszek
    Stan Wojtaszekalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome, George ! :)

  • Hey Stan, many thanks. Don’t know when you put this here,must have been awhile back and don’t know how I missed it. One of my fuzzy moments no doubt!

    – George Cousins

  • Marilyn Baldey
    Marilyn Baldeyover 4 years ago

    Excellent curve.

  • A great many curves on that road, Marilyn. Up and down and around capes and mountains..but one of the most beautiful trails in the world!

    – George Cousins

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