Cliffs of Meat Cove

George Cousins

North Saanich,British Columbia, Canada

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Meat Cove, Cape Breton Island, is the most northerly and isolated community in Nova Scotia. You get to it by traversing one of the sections of the Cabot Trail and then turning off to the north. A branch road is paved as far as Capstick, and then you have a rather hair-raising 8 kilometers of gravel road which climbs and dips at alarming degrees, usually turning at the same time, and no guard rails. So although the scenery is gorgeous, drive slow, watch the road, and to take a photo try to not drive over the edge! We met a big school bus on one of the turns and there was no room for error. The population is about 100, many of the families go back generations, and the mainstay of life is lobster and crab fishing.
Meat Cove is literally at the end of the road, but wilderness campers can go on for the fairly short hike to Grassy Point, or a tough three or four day trek to Polletts Cove. Be experienced if you do, because there is no marked trail most of the way.
Camera was a Sony DSCF828, the time was September 2006, a beautiful day with a very calm Atlantic Ocean lapping at the shore.

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