Category Archives: 10 Beaches/2012

10 Beaches/2012: Cheticamp

Well, here we are. The tenth beach. Squeaking in┬ájust under deadline – it will no longer be summer after this weekend! I honestly didn’t think I’d actually make it to ten beaches, especially with being busy in school now. But, … Continue reading

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10 Beaches/2012: Glace Bay

The ninth beach! Almost there! And here is the story of how we found it. My dear friend Mary Beth was visiting on her way home to Newfoundland. She and I were able to spend a rainy Thursday together, as … Continue reading

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10 Beaches/2012: Point Michaud

Point Michaud. Oh, Point Michaud. For years it was my family’s getaway spot, thanks to a dear friend who lives practically right on the beach. Then some awesome women started teaching surf lessons there and Point Michaud got better known … Continue reading

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10 Beaches/2012: Dominion

You guys, I am so glad I decided to “challenge” myself this summer. (I know, it’s not much of a challenge to sit on a beach. But the challenge is in making the time to go somewhere new, instead of … Continue reading

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10 Beaches/2012: Florence

Florence Beach was kind of a tough one to find. I mean, on the map it looks easy enough to get there, but there aren’t signs. I just had to drive along back streets towards the water, turning around at … Continue reading

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10 Beaches/2012: Kennington Cove

Kennington Cove is one of the darlings of the Cape Breton beaches. It’s sandy, wide, and set in a National Historic Site of Canada, so that the woods all around it are still intact, and there are no houses. Kennington … Continue reading

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10 Beaches/2012: Gabarus and Fourchu

It’s getting to be kind of funny, that every time I have a day off and have time to get to a beach, it’s overcast or raining. Funny, or annoying, depending on whether I feel lighthearted or not. Anyway, it … Continue reading

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10 Beaches/2012: Chimney Corner and Inverness

So after Point Aconi was rained out, I was really looking forward to my day off last week. I even got friends in on it – “Come to the beach with me!” When the day arrived it was sunny in … Continue reading

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10 Beaches/2012: Point Aconi

The one day last week that I had off and had time to go to a beach, of course it was rainy and foggy. But I went anyway. This is a lookoff, on Kelly’s Mtn. Not much looking off to … Continue reading

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seasonal work (or, “you do what you gotta do”)

So we’re into July now, and that means that in Baddeck – and, I’d imagine, most other parts of the island – we’re now in the busiest two months of the year. You know that saying about making hay while … Continue reading

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