Day 10 – Off to Sheet Habour, on the Halifax East Shore

This morning we packed up and left Vespers By The Sea B&B, where we have stayed for the past two nights. We hate to leave, this is such a relaxing place to be, on the sea shore. As I’ve said in a previous post, the B&B was once the Sisters of Charity Convent here in Glacé Bay. It appears that the interior and exterior has been restored keeping as much as possible to the original. Here are some photos of some of the common rooms.

The Breakfast Room

The Sitting Room

What used to be the Chapel

Watching the sun go down over the ocean

Our trip route today takes us from Glacé Bay southwest on route 4 along the east side of Bras d’Or Lake to Port Hawkesbury. From Port Hawkesbury, we traveled to Antigonish, where we at lunch. Then we headed southeast on route 316 to the eastern shore. We followed the eastern shoreline southwest to or destination – Sheet Habour, NS.

We stopped for a scenic shot of Bras d’Or Lake. Just as we were slowing down to pull off the road for this shot, a bald eagle swooped by us. We got a shot of him in a nearby tree.

Another photo of Bras d’Or Lake.

On the sign shown below, you see the name of the town in English and the language below it is Gaelic a Scotish language. Most town/city signs on Cape Breton had both English and Gaelic.

When we reached the eastern shore, we had to take a ferry across one of the inlets.

We spent quite some time riding the eastern shore which has many inlets, harbors, and small fishing villages. Very little tourism along this part of the eastern shore.

Finally we reached our destination in another small sleepy fishing village called Sheet Harbour. We stayed at a great little B&B called Back In Thyme, run by Jeff and Julie Hogg. It’s great to get to know people in their homes. The Hoggs were super hosts.

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