The Cabot Trail is a world-famous scenic drive which encircles the northern part of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia,Canada, and encloses Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
On the western shore of the island, facing the waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Trail winds up and down over several mountains and comes back to the sea one more time before turning inland to cross the Island.
This turning point is at Pleasant Bay, a tiny community at the bottom of a winding section of road. I took this image from part way down the slope in early October when the hardwood trees were starting to come into their full autumn splendour. Beyond the last visible section of road is the wilderness, all the way to the far northern tip of the Island, reachable only by boat or very hardy hikers who may venture forth on foot.
October 2005, Sony DSCF828 camera.
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