Chimney Corner


I was that desperate to get over to Chimney Corner yesterday evening. I made sure the till was counted and everything was ready so that right at 6 pm, the time we close on Sundays, I locked up, got in the car and drove as fast as sense would allow. (And as fast as the tourists would allow, a few of which I got stuck behind going sixty kilometers an hour, a few times. Well, to be fair, they may not have been tourists, they could have been locals too, just slow drivers.)


After four straight days of nothing but work from 8 in the morning til 8 at night, seeing the dusty parking lot, the dusty store, and being cheery even when I didn’t feel like it, I was craving the beach. And not just any beach. Chimney Corner. I don’t know exactly why but there is nowhere exactly like it, for me. Whale Cove is too exposed. Little River isn’t on the West side (and the West side feels like a real “getaway” for me).




And it did not disappoint.

All my senses were satisfied. Sound: waves crashing endlessly. Touch: sand on my feet. Taste: sandwich and granola bar. Smell: bonfire of a nearby family, fresh air, the sea. Sight: well, duh.



I drove home after dark. After days of serving other people, for those two hours at the beach I served no-one but myself. And it was so good.

Now, back at work for three more days and then a couple off. I can do this!

Here is the post where I went to Chimney Corner last year.


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2 Responses to Chimney Corner

  1. Ooh, I love Margaree Harbour beach, but I haven’t been to Chimney Corner. I’ll have to check it out next time I’m in Margaree!

  2. Chris Thomson says:

    This was our favorite beach when the kids were young, even though we didn’t get there often. Shallow, sandy, and warm with schools of small fish swimming around. Cape Breton’s version of a Caribbean beach. Next to Cape Clear, CB’s best kept secret! I have been wanting to get back to check it out again, so thanks for the reminder! I hear there is a nice B&B there.

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