LOCATION: Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia – in West Central part of Cape Breton
CAMPGROUND: Whycocomagh Provincial Park. Very nice sites on stream. Electricity and water. Central dump. Beautiful, clean bathrooms/shower. Fire pit and picnic table. Sites are spacious, but not too many trees. US$32/night. 4 stars out of 5
WEATHER: Mostly sunny. Scattered showers. Cool. High 60
DISTANCE DRIVEN: 1.5 hours
Taking advantage of a late check-out at Mira River Park, we zipped into town and did some laundry. Then, we got packed and hooked up, and off to our next destination in Cape Breton.
We drove north and west, following the north shore of Bras d’ Or Lake, called Canada’s “inland water way”. It is beautiful and hug, and has been designated a UNESCO site. The scenery was lovely We had to ascend to the top of Kelly’s Mountain, then coasted downhill for several miles. The trees are starting to turn in some places.
We found our site at our new park. Parks here close in mid-October, so they are very quiet. We have this place almost to ourselves.
irst things first – since it is Sunday, we prepped for Sunday Bloody Marys. I did a Bloody Mary bar on the picnic table so each person could add whatever he/she wants. Choices were many -pickled okra, pickled asparagus, pepperoncini rings, pickled jalapenos, horseradish, and hot sauce.
Tony had bought some PEI oysters and George shucked them for us. Very tasty!
DINNER: Tony’s turn. He seared large scallops to perfection. Sides were a deli salad and a wild rice mix. We are eating high on the hog!
BOOK: “The Naked Face” by Sidney Sheldon, a book I picked up at a campground library. An easy read. 3 stars out of 5