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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