We took the Cat (catamarand) when we visited a few years ago. The trip
from Bar Harbor to Yarmouth takes about 3 hours.
I didn't get up to Cape Breton, but visiting that distillery is on my
list of things to do before I die. I have had the whiskey, it's
wonderful stuff. I need to get back to that part of Canada to get some
more (last time I bought some we were visiting friends in PEI.)
From: Deikis, John G [John.Deikis@va.gov]
Sent: 9/18/2007 12:54:42 PM
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Nova Scotia, some LBC
Perhaps you have already gotten a bunch of replies, but my
recommendation is head straight for Cape Breton Island (reachable by a
causeway from the northern end of Nova Scotia). Find a B&B or a nice
campground along the western shore. Then explore the island, eat
seafood, listen to the wonderful lilting accent of the locals, hear
their music at night, and visit the only single malt distillery outside
of Scotland. And...be sure to drive the Cabot Trail around the top of
the island. It's worth doing in both directions-- so it makes a great
day-trip. As for boats, I have taken the "old" ferry from Bar Harbor as
well as the newer catamaran. Unless you want to take a boat trip, I'd
suggest the cat as it is quite a bit faster. The times that I went, a
reservation for the ferry was necessary as NS does a lot of tourism.
Maybe October is slower.
From: Paul Asgeirsson [mailto:PAsgeirsson@worldnet.att.net]
Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2007 6:15 PM
To: Spridgets@autox.team.net; email@example.com;
Subject: [Spridgets] Nova Scotia, some LBC
This early October, my GF and I will be in New England for a bit and we
like to go to Nova Scotia for a few days. Neither one of us has been
so these are the trips we like to take!
Any and all suggestions on which ferry to take there and where to go,
eat and see things in NS, would be much appreciated. We prefer to stay
location for a bit and do it up pretty well, rather than see 100 places
hours and not have a clue as to where we went!!! Things to see, places
eat, etc. Favorite places for the locals, etc.
I plan on going to the ABFM in Bourne, Cape Cod on Sunday the 30th,
LBC content! Actually, looking forward to that a whole lot.
TIA, Paul A
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