The previos night's rain had done a surprisingly good job on washing Wolfville to Cape Breton dust from our little white sportscar. Considered a morning mollusk feed but we didn't feel that decadent. Hoped to find a better forcast by travelling West. A long and wet winding road over the remaining Cabot Trail. We arrived in Baddeck, the one place on Cape Breton that DIDN'T cancel their Canada Day celebrations. A parade was underway, the main street blocked. On a nicer day we may have joined the parade.
We stopped for a lunch after crossing the Canso Causeway. Auld Cove restaurant was everything you'd expect from a seasoned tourist establishment. Good chowder.
The sky opened up and the rain came down. Guysborough County was cloaked in fog. We spent a restful evening at the comfortable Seawind Landing Country Inn. Innkeepers, Jim and Lorraine Colvin, made us feel like old friends. It's our third year here, Lorraine's Digby scallops are as good as ever. No TVs, no ceiling fans, no tacky Canadiana, this is,without a doubt, one of the best lodging establishments we've stayed. We were greeted like old friends,fed a delicious meal and provided a comfortable bed.
The end to a rather dull day, it was great to be so ''at home''.