We got up early this morning (believe it or not, at mom’s urging). Mom and dad enjoyed coffee and the view on the porch – it was so quiet and peaceful – while the girls headed down to harvest some berries for breakfast.
Canso Causeway from the Cape Breton side.
The fog teased us by rolling in just as we were leaving for breakfast-making our walk exciting and haunted and then rolling out before we arrived at the lodge.
Breakfast was simple, but tasty and we were soon back at our cabin to pack up for our next day of driving. Mom tried to have a short nap but had too much coffee, so helped the girls play another short game of scrabble while dad loaded the truck.
We headed off to Ceilidh trail towards Mabou-we all got a giggle that we were driving from Pictooo… to Mabooo… We took the fast highway to the Canso Causeway. We stopped at Antigonish and got McDonalds for the girls – we hadn’t seen one for quite some time so we were pretty excited. Daddy thought the causeway was pretty cool and we saw a big ship that he took lots of photos of.
We enjoyed the scenery as we drove along the Cape Breton coast toward Mabou. We stopped a couple of times along the way to take pictures, but not too often so we quickly made it to Mabou. Mom realized that we actually needed to go a bit further to Glenville to find our destination – the Glenora Distillery – Canada’s only distiller of single malt whiskey (which also had tours, live entertainment, dining and rooms)
We checked in and then had a snack in the pub while we waited for our room to be ready. We chose the pub rather than the dining room (as did everyone else) because that’s where the pianist and fiddler were playing. The girls enjoyed the lively Celtic music so we bought their CD to enjoy while driving.
After our snack our room was ready. The winding, narrow road to our cabin and the steep drop off surprised us all near our parking area - you sure wouldn’t want to try it if you'd gad too much of their whiskey.
Dad and Mom went off to the distillery tour and sampled some of the whiskey. We enjoyed the tour and disliked the whiskey – we’re definitely beer and wine drinkers *grin*.
We had supper as a family and then turned in for the night. We were all pretty tired.