Baddeck, NS. to Sydney – Day 54

We woke up to clearing weather in Baddeck, NS. We decided to walk around the town and then head for the open ocean at the NE end of the Bras d’Or Lake on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. We would then head east into Sydney Harbour and spend the weekend there at the Dobson Yacht Club.

Docked at Baddeck Harbour, preparing to leave for Sydney, NS.

Docked at Baddeck Harbour, preparing to leave for Sydney, NS.

This is one of the oldest larger buildings in Baddeck. It used to be the post office and now has a local information center and other offices.

This is one of the oldest larger buildings in Baddeck. It used to be the post office and now has a local information center and other offices.

We walked up a hill in Baddeck to a museum specifically honoring the life of  Alexander Graham Bell. This is the view from outside the museum.

We walked up a hill in Baddeck to a museum specifically honoring the life of Alexander Graham Bell. This is the view from outside the museum.

Alexander Graham Bell was born in Scotland. His family moved to Canada and A.G. Bell later moved to the USA. He fell in love with the area around Baddeck and purchased land outside of town and spent much of his later years here. These are two of his inventions, shown in the museum.

Alexander Graham Bell was born in Scotland. His family moved to Canada and A.G. Bell later moved to the USA. He fell in love with the area around Baddeck and purchased land outside of town and spent much of his later years here. These are two of his inventions, shown in the museum.

Alexander Bell was fascinated with all kinds of flying whether amazing kits or extremely early planes as shown here at the museum.

Alexander Bell was fascinated with all kinds of flying whether amazing kits or extremely early planes as shown here at the museum.

Leaving the Baddeck Harbour for Sydney, NS.

Leaving the Baddeck Harbour for Sydney, NS.

We passed this unique sightseeing sailboat as we left Baddeck.

We passed this unique sightseeing sailboat as we left Baddeck.

Leaving Baddeck Harbour.

Leaving Baddeck Harbour.

Rounding Kempt Head on Boularderie Island in the Bras d'Or Lake as we head toward Sydney, NS.

Rounding Kempt Head on Boularderie Island in the Bras d’Or Lake as we head toward Sydney, NS.

A sailboat on the Bras d"Or Lake outside Baddeck.

A sailboat on the Bras d”Or Lake outside Baddeck.

Fascinating gypsum cliffs as we head toward Sydney on our way out of the Bras d'Or Lake area.

Fascinating gypsum cliffs as we head toward Sydney on our way out of the Bras d’Or Lake area.

Another noble lighthouse along the way.

Another noble lighthouse along the way.

A few miles before exiting the Bras d'Or Lake into the Atlantic we had to pass under one more bridge. This one is called the Seal Island Bridge on Cape Breton.

A few miles before exiting the Bras d’Or Lake into the Atlantic we had to pass under one more bridge. This one is called the Seal Island Bridge on Cape Breton.

Another view of the bridge after we had passed under it.

Another view of the bridge after we had passed under it.

Cari was impressed with this "buttermilk" sky as she call it.

Cari was impressed with this “buttermilk” sky as she call it.

Heading toward the Atlantic Ocean with Seal Island Bridge behind us.

Heading toward the Atlantic Ocean with Seal Island Bridge behind us.

We exit the Bras d'Or Lake and find a terrific day for boating on the ocean, with rolling 4 foot swells and little wind or chop. The coastline looked rugged with cliffs.

We exit the Bras d’Or Lake and find a terrific day for boating on the ocean, with rolling 4 foot swells and little wind or chop. The coastline looked rugged with cliffs.

Half an hour after entering the Sydney Harbour we are at dock at the Dobson Yacht Club in Westmount and directly across the bay from Sydney. A storm did much damage two years ago to the marina and they are not yet able to offer 30 amp power. None of the other marinas in Sydney had 30 amp either. We will do just fine with our generator.

Half an hour after entering the Sydney Harbour we are at dock at the Dobson Yacht Club in Westmount and directly across the bay from Sydney. A storm did much damage two years ago to the marina and they are not yet able to offer 30 amp power. None of the other marinas in Sydney had 30 amp either. We will do just fine with our generator.

Sunset in Sydney, NS.

Sunset in Sydney, NS.


Comments

Baddeck, NS. to Sydney – Day 54 — 6 Comments

  1. Hello and welcome to Cape Breton! I happened to find your journey online when a friend posted a link through Facebook. I am from Glace Bay and my son lives in Westmount where you are docked. I will be following your journey online! Safe Travels and enjoy the beauty that is the East Coast while you are here!

    • Hi Darlene. How fun to visit with you on our blog and to hear that you live in Glace Bay and your son in Westmount. Guess where we were today? In Glace Bay visiting the Miners Museum. Wow…was it impressive and interesting. We just posted about it and you can see that in our Day 55 blog. We will be going to the Mormon Church tomorrow morning in Sydney, then driving around the Cape Breton National Park tomorrow afternoon…the northern-most part of Cape Breton. Thanks again for your post for following along with us. Have a great rest of your summer in this beautiful place.

      iboats’ Captain,

      Bruno

      • Oh wow, this just got so much more interesting lol, my husband may be in church tomorrow, Paul Brown…he is a “novice”sailor. You will love the Cabot Trail. I look forward to following your journey.

        • How amazing! It would be so neat to meet you and your husband at church. And yes, we have been told my others that the Cabot Trail is well worth the time. Thanks for following along and posting.

          Bruno and Cari

  2. Hi Yes, we are just loving Cape Breton and the Bras d’Or Lake. What a beautiful body of water. Every town we visit has lots of very friendly and helpful people and that really adds to making out trip so memorable. All the best to you.

    iboats’ Captain,

    Bruno and 1st Mate Cari

  3. I really enjoyed looking at these pictures of Cape Breton as Sydney is where I was born and grew up. I have lived in Alberta for almost 20 yrs and never get tired of looking at pictures of home. I hope you are enjoying the Cape.

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