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Road Scholar- Cultural Adventures in Cape Breton DAILY SCHEDULE

by Sara Rankin on February 28, 2012

in Blog, Events

Specifically, this program includes:
•6 nights of accommodations
•17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
•9 Expert-led lectures
•7 Field trips
•1 Excursions
•12 Hands-on experiences
•1 Performances

Day One: Friday, June 15 – Arrival at Cabot Shores and Welcome Activities

Arrive To: Registration and Welcome at Cabot Shores followed by a guided exploration of the Wilderness Resort

Dinner: Dinner at Cabot Shores Bistro

Evening: Welcome Ceremony, Introductions and Orientation in Great Room of Lodge


Day Two: Saturday, June 16 – Exploring the Indian Brook Wilderness

Breakfast: Group breakfast in Great Room of Whiff’s Lodge.

Morning: After breakfast Hike & explore the Indian Brook Wilderness Trail. See old moose hunting camps and cross creeks leading to three waterfalls. Follow path of eagles up from Church Pond to Indian Brook; look for eagles’ nest beyond the 2nd falls. Explore vistas looking at Indian Brook and even St. Ann’s Bay & the Atlantic.

Morning: Prior to breakfast, enjoy optional Qi Gong stretching, meditation or morning group walk


Lunch:
Lunch on the trail.

Afternoon:
Continue on the trail and learn about the path of salmon, trout, moose and deer along the Trail. Also, learn about the native Mi’kmaq Trail from the Atlantic, into Church Pond up Indian Brook. And find out about the Celtic settlement just above Indian Brook Great Falls.

Dinner: BBQ dinner on open fire just outside the Lodge

Evening: After dinner enjoy hearing stories and Legends around the fire or in the tipi.

Day Three: Sunday, June 17 – Water & Beach Adventures

Breakfast: Group breakfast in Great Room of Whiff’s Lodge.

Morning: Prior to breakfast, enjoy an optional Qi Gong stretching, meditation or morning group walk

Morning: Explore Indian Brook into Church Pond & along the Beach via ferry, walking, canoes, kayaks and yolo boards (there will be instructions for those needing it). Ride the gentle current along Indian Brook into Church Pond Observe a variety of ducks, geese, cormorans, gulls and the occasional bald eagle and explore inlets with oyster patches.

Lunch: Cook-out on the beach. Participants will help to build a fire site using beach rock and will collect drift wood for firewood.

Afternoon:Walk along the beach to the Red Island Trail & Explore the Barachois River & Beach Participants will go on a 4km hike and a 1km walk along the beach to discover hidden lakes only accessible by hiking or by boat.

Dinner: Nova Scotia Seafood dinner with a 5th generation Cape Breton fisherman.

Evening: Presentation: Five Generations of Fraser family Fishermen,

Day Four: Monday, June 18 – CELTIC Immersion – Experience the Local Celtic Culture

Breakfast: Group breakfast in Great Room of Whiff’s Lodge.

Morning: Experience Gaelic language Immersion, Story-telling Local Celtic History with a local writer and historian

Morning: Prior to breakfast, enjoy an optional Qi Gong stretching, meditation or morning group walk

Lunch: Enjoy a local Celtic specialty for lunch.

Afternoon:Participate in a variety of activities focused on the local culture including, Sharing Circle: What’s your family history?; Step Dancing Demonstration with local musicians and a Quilting Demonstration.

Dinner: Dinner of local specialties at Cabot Shores.

Evening: Participate in a traditional Ceilidh – Celtic music and dancing. Don’t worry, participatory instruction provided!

Day Five: Tuesday, June 19 – Demonstrations by Local Artisans

Breakfast: Group breakfast in Great Room of Whiff’s Lodge.

Morning: Demonstrations by local Artisans including Photography and Stringed Instruments specialists. Walk to local Jewelry and Leather shops to view demonstrations. Make your own: Medicine Pouches, Beading with instruction provided by a local jewelry maker.

Morning: Prior to breakfast, enjoy an optional Qi Gong stretching, meditation or morning group walk

Lunch: Lunch at Cabot Shores.

Afternoon:Participate in a Medicine Walk and learn about local flora.

Dinner: Dinner at Cabot Shores.

Evening: Enjoy a relaxing evening and take in a film at Cabot Shores.


Day Six: Wednesday, June 20 – Excursion to the Bird Islands and Glooscap Cave

 Breakfast: Group breakfast in Great Room of Whiff’s Lodge.

Morning: Prior to breakfast, enjoy optional Qi Gong stretching, meditation or morning group walk

Morning: Depart to Englishtown, transfer to Puffin Tour boat – field trip with an expert on local histrory and wildlife. Go through St.Ann’s Bay past Glooscap Cave to the Bird Island to view Puffins, Eagles and Seals.

Lunch: Trail lunch


Afternoon:
Free time to enjoy Cabot Shores

Dinner: Farewell dinner at Cabot Shores.

Evening: Closing Ceremony.

Day Seven: Thursday, June 21 – Departure

Breakfast: Group breakfast in Great Room of Whiff’s Lodge.

Morning: Prior to breakfast, enjoy optional Qi Gong stretching, meditation or morning group walk.

Morning: Recap of the group’s adventures and departure.

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