Exercise at last
Scot Free III
Frank & Anne
Wed 18 Sep 2019 13:57
9/11 meant a massive reduction in tourists from the US.
Salmon fishing, which had once been the main attraction, was no longer viable. No salmon in the river for past 10 years caused by the amount of iron in the river, washed into it from the soil, due to trees being felled and land cleared.
Finally, Chester reckoned, US passports are now too expensive to encourage Americans to travel again.
Weddings provide the greatest revenue due to the riverside location. It is a beautiful spot.
Discovered that parts of the trails had already been cleared, so set off with a spring in our step. Until...
A little wary after reading that but my BUDDY was with me!
Stumps galore and plenty of firewood in evidence.
The trail took us to the lookout point- fab view of the river.
Walked back past individual chalets to the main lodge. Attractive settings for wedding photo ops.
Then a beer with a view, before returning to the boat.
inside, of course, far too chilly to sit on the balcony- northerly winds again. Heard that black bears are indeed sometimes seen. Need to practise our bear drill again. Don’t think my stick would have had much effect!
Chester provided good tips on places to anchor en route to Cape Breton when the wind drops- always better to hear from a person than read from a book. Very glad we came ashore.