Monday, 23 July 2012

Isle Madame

A couple of weeks ago, we went for a drive to Isle Madame, which is an island located at the south-eastern tip of Cape Breton.  This was the first time that I had visited and I found it to be a very pretty place.  The island was originally settled by the French in the 16th Century, hence its name.

The village of Arichat is one of the oldest communities in Nova Scotia and the Cannon Lookout commemorates an 18th Century battle during the American Revolution when John Paul Jones sailing aboard the USS Providence destroyed 15 ships, as well as damaging property along the shoreline before his return to Boston Massassachusetts.

All along the shoreline, there are beautiful views ~ this one below taken from just outside the village supermarket.

The water in the distance (behind the tree) is the Atlantic Ocean.

Another lookout point, where the waves of the Atlantic could be seen.

And a view along the shore ~ not much of a beach here, but it does show the wilder part of the coastline.

It was a lovely day out and I enjoyed exploring a new place.  There are so many places to visit, but not enough time to see everything this summer.....


VintagePretty said...

Those are gorgeous photos of an idyllic place. It seems that Nova Scotia is much like Stockholm by its near-constant proximity to the water and lots of little islands and skerries. Such a pretty place!

Isobel said...

What a gorgeous place, Marie. Seems like you had a wonderful day indeed.
I love its name too. :)

Tracy said...

Such a very, VERY BEAUTIFUL place... I loved seeing these wonderful photos and discovering the history! :o) Thanks for taking us there, Marie. Happy Days ((HUGS))