| images by john ecker, pantheon photography

On the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia Canada, photo by John Ecker | pantheon photography

ON THE CABOT TRAIL, CAPE BRETON ISLAND, NOVA SCOTIA:  I drove the Cabot Trail on a beautiful fall afternoon and evening.  It’s known for its breathtaking coastal scenery and windy roads.  The area was long inhabited by the Micmac people before European contact.  In 1497 John Cabot’s arrived in Cape Breton, and this led to extensive settlement throughout the region, displacing many First Nation people.  The area was primarily accessible only by boat until 1926 when a road was built from Cape North to Cheticamp.  Extensions and improvements over the years have helped transform the region into a major tourist attraction.  Excellent opportunities for whale-watching, sea kayaking and golf abound in this pretty region of Nova Scotia.  There are also plenty of moose, so be careful driving!  Click here for more information: Cabot Trail Travel and National Geographic’s Cabot Trail Drive Guide

Shot handheld with a Nikon D300 with a Nikkor 18-200mm lens, f8, 1/200 sec., ISO 1000.   Photo by John Ecker     |     pantheon photography

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