At the North end of Cape Breton Island is Dingwall.
It is on the Atlantic Ocean looking East, but you can’t see Newfoundland .
If you get the right weather it is spectacular when the sun comes up.
When we visited, we got the right weather.
It turned out to be a glorious day!
After many years I returned to visit the Fortress of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island.
It is still as impressive as it was the last time I visited.
The day was damp and foggy, with drizzle.
It was possible to feel the loneliness and uncertainty of the isolated location on a particularly miserable day.
It is a magnificent restoration.
Founded in 1713, it became an active port for trading and other activities and changed hands several times.
In 1758, the British took it after a siege and it was thoroughly destroyed by British Engineers.
General James Wolfe took part in the Siege of Louisbourg. He died a year later on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City.
Cape Breton Island is a spectacular and subtle place, depending on where you are and where you look.
The beach at Inverness is both.
We experienced it on a sunny, windy day. Not a day for swimming but definitely for walking and seeing.