We left this morning at dawn (6 am) to a beautiful sunrise. The islands were bathed in golden sunlight as we cleared the harbour and set our course for Cheticamp (157 degrees – south east). The Madeleines were still in sight when we first saw Cape Breton. We called ahead on the cell phone and the VHF radio to get dockage and Willie Joe and Joanne’s mother met us on the dock.
When we left Hamilton we blew the airhorn (protocal for leaving port) so I sounded the one long blast from our airhorn as we came into Cheticamp harbour.
Joanne’s mother has prepared for us an Acadian receipe called “fricot” (chicken stew) with wild blueberries pudding with brown sugar sauce – mmmmm good!!!
We plan to stay here in Cape Breton for about a week exploring the Cabot Trail, Bas d’ Or Lakes before heading for Halifax and home. – stay tuned – more to come.