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Introduction to Cabot Shores' Blog

Enjoy a series of blogs by the Cabot Shores team featuring recipes, do it yourself tips, stories and guides to outdoor adventure and what is new on Cape Breton.

Join the conversation on the Cabot Shores blog! Cape Breton Island is a special place and we want to know what adventures, events, wildlife, art, music, even which stories around the camp fire engage you the most. Write to tell us what interests you most.

What are Your Tips for Being on Web TV?–WGBH/AARP?

***TV Interview ***
Gonna be on TV interview with a bunch
of baby boomers on public TV WGBH, Boston.
Almost 4 years ago, Barbara and I went
to a mansion in Massachusetts and were
interviewed for a proposed TV documentary–
a kind of baby boomer retreat.
Not like the retreats and gatherings at Cabot
Shores–no kayaks present, no moose or eagles
in sight–but experts on
health, relationships, finance, sex, food…
It was fun but the pilot wasn’t syndicated, but
now it’s back and we got a call to go to Boston
to be re-interviewed!
Barbara and the other boomers were clear, photogenic
and engaging.  The host and production crew  were terrific.
Not so sure about
the experts […]

Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia and Cabot Shores Team Up On Good Health Festival

A Good Health Festival will be held at Cabot Shores, from July 8-10th, to raise money for a fall retreat for Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia. Pre Festival  Benefit Events @Cabot Shores First pre-festival event was “Wake Up Spring” concert with Harv Bate playing Irish music. A series of events leading up to the Festival …

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Solar Hot Water at Cabot Shores

 

Whiff’s lodge is home to guestrooms,  a full services Bistro, laundry services for guests of the whole Resort…in short, mucho hot water is consumed.

Developing a source of renewable energy for hot water became a priority.After thoroughly investigating our options, we decided to install a solar hot water system.  A team of staff and interns studying renewable energy looked into it and helped with the requirements and design and location.    Thierry Spiess, a graduates  of the University of Montreal, was especially helpful in the process.   Barbara and guests  Linda Kenney from and Sindy Malitz from Germany helped build the rock stairway and […]

Caving in Cape Breton: Glooscap and Cape Dauphin

EDIT: Please note this is a guided hike. It is typically offered once per month.   The Glooscap Cave is a fantastic Cape Breton excursion that takes explorers through both a land and water sites. The sea-cave, also referred to as “The Fairy Hole”, holds roots with the local Mi’Kmaq culture. The story says that …

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Cycling in Cape Breton

  There are many ways to see the spectacular views of the Cabot Shores, and cycling is a popular one. Seacoast mountains, untouched waters, ocean breezes, and wildlife provide a natural hybrid alongside the Island’s unique culture and local experience. Now that Spring has sprung, cyclists far and wide are planning their Cabot Trail excursions, and …

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Fifteen International Students From Dalhousie Visit Cabot Shores

A group of  adventurous international students from Dalhousie are visiting Cape Breton and staying at Cabot Shores.  Willing to brave the still wintery conditions, they were out watching the sunrise and hoping to catch a glimpse of a moose.
Visit our Guestbook for the students testimonials in Swedish, French, Dutch, and Australian slang! (Bloody Brilliant, we say!)