Saturday, 24 May 2008

Notes From Nova Scotia ~ Part Seven

Friday was a quiet day spent around Ingonish and Neil's Harbour, just south of our cottage. Ingonish is about 30 minutes' drive by car. We discovered the Seascape Restaurant early during our stay and had become frequent morning visitors for breakfast. Their dining room offers a panoramic view of the harbour and a mountain backdrop. We sit and watch the lobster fishermen in their boats: they come close to shore and the rocks in order to lay their lobster pots. The lobster season is almost over after just two months of fishing.

(Neil's Harbour)
It is so nice to sit and watch the tides, although we are still somewhat confused as to whether we are expecting the tide to be going in or out, as we have not seen a tide table! The place where we stayed in Lunenburg had a tide clock which I really liked ~ we are thinking of getting one and setting it for this coast, although we are a long way from the ocean in Ontario.

(Misty morning at Seascape)
This morning we were driving along the Cabot Trail when we came around the corner and there was a black bear in the road. It soon took off once it saw us and typically, I did not have our camera to hand! I have been asking Paul since we arrived if it is bear country and he kept saying no! I must admit that looking at the country and the amount of vegetation; I did not believe him!