North Sydney, Cape Breton


pre motherboard keyboards

state of the art teletype

red glass

candle sconce

Cape Breton Condos Complex

Affordable Cape Breton Single Family Condo

Fort Petrie Directional Aid

distances estimated not exact

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August Recap September Sneak Peek

August was my best month yet for this blog – one day getting 100 hits – severals days over 60. Canada at the top of the hit list, India 2nd place, USA 3rd, with !! Kenya 4th. The blog now has 345 followers (up from 298 at the start of the year). 216 Twitter followers;239 Tumblr followers. Steady increase is best. Managed to keep plugging away on Coal Dusters while I was in Cape Breton with 126,000 words posted so far – maybe another 15,000 to go to wrap things up.

The visit to Cape Breton was leisurely & energizing. Spent time with some old friends, got to some AA meetings, drove all over the area – the furthest was to Baddeck. Took lots of pictures, many of which I have been used here. Blogged everyday while I was gone, some days twice. Who knew I had so much o say, right. My favorite pictures have to be the big blue sky shots. But the ones of objects from my past are sweet as well, in particular the cover of the Oxford Dictionary.

Hot Damn! pulled of a bonus round 🙂 with an open stage as part of the Bricks & Glitter Festival. A Monday night show that was full to capacity. That’s right Monday night. It makes it clear the the show serves as valued opportunity for the community. The season 6 launch is September 24 at Buddies in bad Times.

Also coming up in September are a couple day-trip theatre outings. First to see Mae West’s “Sex” at Niagara-on-the-Lake. This is the play she went to prison for because it was lewd & immoral. I’ve done a bit of research & it was more because she was an amazing successful woman. The following week we’re off to Stratford to see Little Shop Of Horrors. I’ve seen different productions of the musical before, as well the original film & the movie of the musical. It all depends on the romantic chemistry between Seymour & Audrey 2.

Hey! Now you can give me $$$ to defray blog fees & buy ice-cream in Washington at 2020’s – sweet,eh?

Cape Breton Day 10

Another day of driving through coastal town around Sydney. Our first real stop was Fort Petrie – a WW2 bunker that has an amazing view of the harbour – there is another similar Fort directly across the way. Mom too the bunkers are sealed off to the public – but someone forced a grate so I took a few inside pics but resisted crawling in – I’m no Romy Romany 🙂 a meters away was another bunker directly on the shore but access was too steep for me to attempt. Broken bones aren’t the souvenirs I’m after.

Continuing along we passed through New Victoria into New Waterford where we stopped Tim’s for coffee & delicious blueberry donuts. We stuck to the coast & had to stop for the wind turbines around the Lingan Generating Station. They reminded me of War of The Worlds – very unearthly, tall. Not quite silent but taking pictures was fun.

Next stop was Dominion Beach, where we did go a few times as kids but I have no real memory of being here. I didn’t have to roll my pant legs up to walk in the Atlantic though. I can’t recall the last time I actually waded in the Atlantic Ocean. I figure once every 40 years is often enough 🙂 Dried my feet. Drove through Glace Bay & finally back to civilization in Sydney 🙂 Stopped at the Gaslight Cafe for a fine chicken pot pie.


Tomorrow? Rotary Park maybe, then packing for sure.