Introduction to Cabot Shores’ Blog:

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What adventures engage you on Cape Breton Island? What special events? What wildlife surprises you or Art, Music, stories around the fire?

See through pictures and videos special off the beaten spots along the Cabot Trail. And hear stories from guides like Dr, Paul, “B”, Cosmo and John Henry…And guests and guides from the world over…

Eg. first Post: Cape Breton Featured on ABC News, Good Morning, America

(Will Fame Spoil Cape Breton Island?)

Not likely, but 7 million eyeballs just saw Cape Breton featured on Good Morning, America, according to Angelo Spinazzola of sea-kayaking. Let us know what you think.

Will fame spoil Cape Breton? Check out the video and let us know what you think….read more & go to Cape Breton Featured on ABC

Radio Interview with Tom Mills from Wills Addiction

July 22, 2013

Click to play the interview with Tom Mills on Coastal Radio.
Cabot Trail Acoustic Festival – Tom Mills Interview
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Reader’s Digest Canada and Glamping at Cabot Shores

June 25, 2013
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Cabot Shores is known as one of the first and only Yurt camping areas on Cape Breton Island.
A few years ago, the CBC sent a reporter to interview Dr. Paul on the Yurt adventures here.  And, coincidentally,
two guests were celebrating their 10th anniversary, in the Yurt.
 
Most recently, Readers Digest Canada did an article on Your Guide to Summer Camping, with mention of Cabot Shores
by journalist Katherine Laidlaw as “secluded  and swanky.” And there is a relatively new website which features worldwide accommodations in the category of “Glamping” or Glamorous Camping.    The site is called Glamping Hub and has a premier [...]

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Pema’s Pema Chodron’s Practicing Peace Birthday Retreat – The 2nd Annual Practicing Peace Birthday Retreat

June 21, 2013
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Pema Chodron’s Practicing Peace Birthday Retreat – The 2nd Annual Practicing Peace Birthday Retreat

Where – With a group at Cabot Shores, Cape Breton Island

When –   Sunday, July 14, 10:00am-4pm

Cost –     Free, donations gratefully accepted;  a portion of donations will go to the Pema Chodron Foundation, another portion will go    to the Good Health Festival Society, and a portion will cover costs.

Please join us for this the 2nd Annual Birthday Retreat to Practice Peace with Pema. Wherever you are, either with friends or by yourself, take some time on this day to join thousands of others around the [...]

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African Dance comes to Cabot Shores

June 5, 2013
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Anne-Claude Pepin is bringing African Dance to Cabot Shores. As Anne-Claude says: “African Dance is one of the best way to stay in shape. Every part of the body is actively engaged and the heart rate goes up while listening to great percussion music.”
Sounds like a great workout particularly for this time of the year with spring around the corner. But how about us “older folk” with creaky joints? “Depending how much you abandon yourself to the music,” says Anne-Claude, “it can be quite intense but you can also take it slower by not amplifying the movements as much”. I [...]

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Studying at Gampo Abbey

June 5, 2013
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In March, Paul and Barbara were fortunate to be invited to take part in Shedra, or monastic college, at Gampo Abbey. For two weeks we traveled to Gampo Abbey several times a week. The journey itself, a drive on the Cabot Trail through the Cape Breton Highland National Park in winter is spectacular.

More than once, we observed a moose (the same one, we believe) in almost the same location, calmly chewing and regarding us with interest.
Gampo Abbey, North America’s only Tibetan monastery for Western students, is located off the Cabot Trail, high above the Gulf of St.Lawrence.

Under the [...]

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The Cabot Trail Acoustic Festival this July 26-28th at Cabot Shores

June 5, 2013
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Are you a music lover, one who loves to play or sing or just plain watch it all happening?
The Cabot Trail has a history of great music, great musicians and there’s a whole new generation
that’s reviving acoustic roots and folk music, so we are having a Festival across generations,
one that features traditional and original music.
It’s a players and a music lovers’ festival right along the Cabot Trail, outdoors and indoors, with
concerts, open mikes, song writing and other workshops, open air jams all included.
Local artists and crafts people will be there along with local food, prepared with local ingredients, often cooked [...]

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The Eagle Feather Ferry Is For All Ages (and even pets!)

June 5, 2013
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When we ask guests what they really like to do at Cabot Shores, we get some surprising
answers…
You’d think it would be walking into the Great Room of Whiff’s Lodge or looking at the ocean from any
of the 4 chalets…and these are often mentioned…
…but what a lot of guests says is: “it’s the Eagle Feather Ferry” .
Here it is viewed from the air

Seen from the air, the Eagle Feather crosses Church Pond to the Beach, just about 10 minute walk
from Whiff’s Lodge through the orchard to the edge of the Pnd.
Whether a 91 year old woman

or a band of [...]

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