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Still swimmng on Cape Breton–especially the Moose

Many of our guests want nothing more than to see a Cape Breton moose.
 
Last week during a Road Scholar Retreat, a group saw all kinds of moose skat on the path to Indian Brook–but no moose.  Then, the next day, Catherine, a guest from San Francisco, came upon one.
Her husband, Nicholas, was skeptical.  “Where’s the picture?”  he said, only half jokingly?
Well, today, another couple, Robert and Christine (of Sydney Australia) were driving the Cabot Trail and visiting Mary Ann Falls.  Just after returning to the Cabot Trail, they stopped at a pond and there it was–a moose, a big bull […]

Moose Viewing All Seasons at Cabot Shores along the Cabot Trail

Many guests to Cape Breton say they’d really like to see a moose.
In the same sentence, they ask: is it safe?  And except for rutting season and running into one along the road while you’re driving, the moose are quite safe and tend to disappear or blend into the bush.
Seeing A Moose On The  Shores of Church Pond
 
A few days ago, I was paddling a kayak in Church Pond with my dog Cosmo, going into an inlet and kind of daydreaming. Suddenly Cosmo started barking,  and jumped into the water, swimming toward shore.  I looked up and saw a big […]

Hurricane Irene Goes Easy On Cape Breton

Many guests are asking what happened to Cabot Shores and to Cape Breton during Hurricane Irene. Well, it pretty much passed over us, hit Quebec much worse and according to my friend,  Dr. Earle Williams of Norfalk, hit places like Virginia much worse.  He said:  “I had two sump pumps going for 24 hours to safeguard my basement.  We …

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Where do Cape Breton Eagles Go During Snowstorms?

Woke this morning to a wild winter snowstorm…wind howling…snow catapulting off the roof in great thunderous clouds. Always makes me wonder how the wildlife copes in this kind of weather. An hour later, sitting at breakfast of steaming latte & veggie scramble, looking out at the ocean, there’s my answer:  Our resident bald eagle, sitting …

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Adventures Mild to Wild

Cosmo here, the guide dog of Cabot Shores. Dr. Paul advises guests to have An Adventure a Day on Cape Breton… so you can see I’m out there  balancing on the bow of our kayak, but the eagles get most of  the attention from our guests. You can see eagles  in at least 3 places …

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