Englishtown beach provides a barrier between the Atlantic Ocean and St.Ann’s Bay on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. The narrow gap at the end of the beach is the only channel connecting the two bodies of water, and a small ferry (just visible above the trees at the lower right-centre of the photo)provides a link which saves about 30 miles of driving if one is coming down the far shore and wanting to end up where I was standing on the slope of Kelly’s Mountain. The road off the beach connects to the Cabot Trail, which encircles the northern part of the Island and is a world-famous travel attraction. It was named after John Cabot who is reputed to have landed on Cape Breton (or on Newfoundland, depending upon your point of view) in 1497. Since he died on one of his later voyages, we can’t really be certain. The hills in the background are covered with heavy forests which come alive with brilliant colours in autumn.
Taken Sept.11, 2008 with a Fuji S100FS camera.