Loaded into the two cars (Peter & Ze’s, Bob & Tarja’s) to start our two day tour of Cape Breton planned by Ze, our local knowledge tour guide. Our first stop was a tour and tasting at the Glenora Inn & Distillery – a beautiful place with a stream running through the property and a high hill behind the buildings. We then drove to the Cape Breton HIghlands National Park along the iconic Cabot Trail with its amazing views. Our specific destination was the Skyline Trail, about a 40 minutes walk one way on mostly well maintained gravel paths ending at a headland with wooden steps and platforms to make it safe to climb down. Ze told us she used to walk the trail as a kid when it was just a goat track. The views of the Cabot Trail from the headland were spectacular.
We made it to our hotel before they stopped food service but with not much time to spare. The hotel was painted pink and light blue which was a bit surprising until Bob saw the sunset that evening which matched those colours perfectly – it was beautiful. Sadly, it was raining so no good pictures of that sunset.