Posts Tagged ‘Cape Breton Highlands’

Sun 15 Apr 2012 Tom Wilson Cabot Trail / Eagles / Nature & Landscape Photography / Wally Hayes Comments Off on Eagles and More / / / /

Eagles and More

It was a spring day in the Cape Breton highlands, mid April, sunny and 16 degrees. A great day for a morning walk. My wife and I decided to go to same location were we spotted the immature eagle the other day. All the birds were out today…the first bunch we saw were the chicadees. […]Read more

Fri 16 Sep 2011 Tom Wilson 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Fishing Cove Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking Festival / Pollett's Cove Comments Off on Day 7 – Pollett’s Cove and Fishing Cove Hikes / / / / /

Day 7 – Pollett’s Cove and Fishing Cove Hikes

Two of Nova Scotia’s best seacoast hiking trails were hiked yesterday by close to eighty hikers in the 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival. Sunny and warm conditions made the return trip hot in the afternoon with lots of water breaks and stops. Both hikes had swimmers enjoyed the ocean water to...Read more

Wed 14 Sep 2011 Tom Wilson 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Roberts Mountain Comments Off on Day 5 – Beulach Ban Falls and Roberts Mountain / / / / / /

Day 5 – Beulach Ban Falls and Roberts Mountain

Hikers continued their quest for the Hikers distance award (25, 50 or 100 km) during the 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival. Close to 80 hikers enjoyed Beulach Ban Falls/Aspy and Roberts Mountain hikes on another sunny day. Beulach Ban Falls /Aspy trail was a new hike this year and received good...Read more

Tue 13 Sep 2011 Tom Wilson 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cabot Landing Beach / Nature & Landscape Photography / Photography / Tenerife Comments Off on Day 4 – Tenerife Mountain and Cabot Landing Beach / / /

Day 4 – Tenerife Mountain and Cabot Landing Beach

Tenerife  and Cabot Landing Beach were the featured hikes on Day 4 of the 2011 Hike the Highlands festival. Over 9o plus hikers enjoyed sunny & cool hiking conditions. Tenerife Mountain is a new hike this year in the festival and after today will be regular fixture on the schedule with amazing...Read more

Mon 12 Sep 2011 Tom Wilson 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking Festival / Meat Cove Mountain / Money Point Comments Off on Day 3 – Meat Cove Mountain and Money Point Gulch / / / / / /

Day 3 – Meat Cove Mountain and Money Point Gulch

It was a perfect day for hiking on Day 3 of the 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival- sunny and 18 degrees. Eight-one hikers enjoyed the day on the Meat Cove Mountain and Money Point Gulch hikes. At Meat Cove Mtn. hikers enjoyed outstanding views, zumba and picking blueberries. Guide Lori Taylor and...Read more

Sun 11 Sep 2011 Tom Wilson 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Island / gaiters / Nature & Landscape Photography / Raingear / Sugarloaf Mountain Trail / Wally Hayes / White Point Comments Off on Day 2 – White Point & Sugar Loaf hikes / / / / / / /

Day 2 – White Point & Sugar Loaf hikes

Close to 100 hikers enjoyed the hikes on Day 2 of 2011  Hike the Highlands Festival at White Point and Sugar Loaf . It was a day to enjoy great coastal scenery,  a climb up a steep mountain and to prepare you with some wet weather. White Point hike provided great coastal scenery, the history...Read more

Sat 10 Sep 2011 Tom Wilson 2011 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Middlehead Hiking Trail / Sugarloaf Mountain Trail / White Point Comments Off on Great Start for 2011 Hike the Highlands / / / / / /

Great Start for 2011 Hike the Highlands

The 8th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival got off to a great start with forty -two hikers enjoying the first hike of the festival – Middle Head in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  There were lots of hugs as friends said hi again. Sunny conditions and a great sunset provided some...Read more

Sun 04 Jul 2010 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Walkabout Comments Off on Emily Forrest now in the Cape Breton Highlands / / / / / /

Emily Forrest now in the Cape Breton Highlands

One of Nova Scotia’s amazing persons, Emily Forrest, is in Cape Breton Highlands, walking along the coastline  to promote the benefits of walking, the NS Heart Stroke & Foundation’s Walkabout Program and Brigadoon, a camp for children with chronic illnesses.  Emily will be...Read more

Wed 03 Jun 2009 Tom Wilson Birding / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / CBHNP / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Photography 1 comment / / / / / / / / / / /

Come to Life – May in the Cape Breton Highlands

I have been fascinated by the last two weeks in May and the change of flora and fauna in the Highlands of Cape Breton. It seems everything has come to life…hummingbirds are back, buds are out on trees and leaves are starting to grow. Moose are out eating,  loons are back, the birds are...Read more

Sun 08 Feb 2009 Tom Wilson Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Hike the Highlands / Uncategorized Comments Off on Wildlife & Birds in The Highlands / / / / / / /

Wildlife & Birds in The Highlands

With eight winter storms to date,  it has been an interesting winter here on Cape Breton Island.  The last couple of weeks have been great seeing  birds and animals.  Michelle Sears from Halifax started things off by saying  she saw a Auk at Englishtown Ferry – see pic 2 below. Then...Read more