Leaving Prince Edward Island, we travelled along the Northumberland Shore, the northern shore of Nova Scotia, where there are many red sand beached just like PEI. We decided to get off the highway, take the scenic route, and stay at a campsite on the beach.
Unfortunately that turned out to be a mistake. Nova Scotia has the worst roads in all of Canada, potholes on top of potholes. Everything in the RV was shaken loose cupboards flew open, clothes flew out, some of the cupboards even came right off their hinges! We stopped at the beach campsite, but the sites were far too small to park the RV in and there were so many people there. We decided to continue on, get back on the highway, and go all the way to Cape Breton, which was much nicer, the campsites beautifully groomed and uncrowded.
Once we tidied up the RV, tightened all the screws, and put all the cupboards back together, we were ready to enjoy Cape Breton.
Cape Breton Highlands National Park sits on the northern section of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and is home to one of the worlds most scenic drives, the Cabot Trail. Back in the 17th century this area was known as Ile Royal and was a colony of New France. Today it is part of Canada’s acadian region, which includes Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and part of Quebec.
By the way, last week I was a guest blogger on Dan Bailey’s adventure photography blog. If you missed it, hop over to Dan’s blog to read “It’s not about success” an article about switching careers and taking risks.