Cabot Trail

Gampo Abbey Turns 30

March 26, 2014
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Thirty years ago, in March of 1984, Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche founded Gampo Abbey, a place where Westerners can practice Shambhala Buddhism in a monastic setting. And it’s going strong still. On a blustery morning, after an overnight snowfall, we set out on the long drive to the other side of Cape Breton Island to join […]

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Adventure Together Package

February 28, 2014

Book Before April 31st and Enjoy a FREE Lobster Boil in Season Whether you’re a family, a bunch of friends, or a group, go on an adventure a day and treasure time together. This package is ideal for 4 or more people. Package includes: 7 days, 6 nights in a private chalet or farmhouse (larger […]

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All on a Winter’s Day…..

February 23, 2014

Neither of us has had breakfast yet but we are setting out on our morning snow shoe: The sun is out, the sky a deep blue; some clouds in from the West – better not wait…. …crossing  the pond, now frozen, to the beach, normally accessible by ferry, swimming, or not at all – except […]

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Yoga Detox Weekend Retreat at Cabot Shores

January 31, 2014
Yoga Detox Retreat Weekend

March 21-March 23 at Cabot Shores, Cape Breton Take a break from the ups and downs of daily life to do something good for your body and your mind. This weekend retreat gives you the tools to help detox your mind and your body, improve your immune system, relieve stress and increase energy levels. Verna […]

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Basic Health

January 29, 2014
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Have you ever participated in a hike, a yoga class, or taken a run, starting out feeling low-energy and a bit dispirited, only find yourself full of energy and clear-minded after the activity…..? …..And wondered, where did this new-found energy and clear mind come from? Certainly not from outside.  Somehow you discovered it inside of […]

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Winter Hiking and Snow Shoeing from Cabot Shores

January 19, 2014

Every Saturday during the winter, there is a guided hike around the St. Ann’s Bay hills off the Cabot Trail. This snowshoe hike took us high with views of St. Ann’s Bay and onto the north-side Indian Brook Falls Trail, pretty much opposite Cabot Shores and just off the Cabot Trail. Here we are at […]

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Winter comes early this year

December 14, 2013
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I’m eating my words (and kale) these days- after telling everyone who wants to know what Cape Breton winters are like, “oh, the real snow doesn’t come until the 2nd or 3rd week in January….we pick greens from the garden at Christmastime” – and everyone is impressed.  Not so this time. I just harvested the […]

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