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Cape Breton Estates: land of the golden arms

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Tours with Tom (Slide Shows of Cape Breton) - Archives

Covering a thousand or more kilometers per week, Tom and his camera are constantly collecting images of Cape Breton Island. Each week (less often in winter) the best of the week's photos are published as "Tours with Tom":

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SPRING DOG WALK
Aberdeen
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SNOW POODLES - WINTER OF 2011
Photos around home showing poodles Ben and Bibi enjoying the extra snowy winter of 2011 (Aberdeen on the Bras d'Or).
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UNFORGETTABLE PROPERTY VIEWS, PART 3
This is Part Three of a multi-part series dedicated to the beauty of privately held property in Cape Breton.
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UNFORGETTABLE PROPERTY VIEWS, PART 2
This is Part Two of a multi-part series dedicated to the beauty of privately held property in Cape Breton.
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SPECTACULAR SEASCAPES OF ASPY BAY
Aspy Bay - Dingwall, Smelt Brook, White Point
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UNFORGETTABLE PROPERTY VIEWS
Properties come and go; some are sold, some are taken off the market. That's the norm anywhere in the real estate industry. So many properties in Cape Breton, however, regardless of how their listings end, are unforgettable. And thanks to photography we can remember them and enjoy them in perpetuity. This is Part One of a multi-part series dedicated to the beauty of privately held property in Cape Breton.
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WINTER ZEN
Aberdeen, Cheticamp (with Highlands National Park), Pleasant Bay, Point Cross, Red River
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CELTIC COLORS
Aberdeen, Boularderie, Catalone Lake, Dunvegan, Whycocomagh
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FARMS IN FALL FOLIAGE
Nevada Valley, Bras d'Or Lakes - Orangedale
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A VIEW OF MAIN à DIEU (HAND OF GOD)
Main à Dieu
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FLOWER POWER
Inverness
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FUN AT THE FALLS
Egypt Falls, Piper's Glen, East Lake Ainslie
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HIGH SUMMER
Big Baddeck, Mabou, Port Hood & West Bay
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JUNE IS BUSTING OUT IN....
Boularderie Island, Louisbourg, River Bourgeois, Sydney River & September @ Cape Clear
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FAREWELL TO WINTER
Iona, Little Narrows, Mabou, Port Hood, Skye Glen & Washabuck
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THE MAJESTY OF MEAT COVE IN MARCH
Meat Cove
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SNOWBOUND
Aberdeen
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ON THE EDGE
Ingonish, Mabou, Meat Cove, St. Patrick's Channel, Trout River
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AUTUMN IN WHYCOCOMAGH PROVINCIAL PARK 2
Whycocomagh
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AUTUMN IN WHYCOCOMAGH PROVINCIAL PARK
Whycocomagh
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THE HILLS ARE ALIVE
Blues Mills, Hunter's Mountain, Middle River, Wagmatcook
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LAURELS FOR LOUISBOURG
Louisbourg and surrounding area including provincial park land
TOM TOURS THE FORT
Louisbourg (the Fortress)
ALL AROUND IN AUGUST
Aberdeen, Lime Hill, Marble Mountain, Middle River, Piper's Glen (Falls), Pleasant Bay, Pollett's Cove, West Lake Ainslie & Whycocomagh
A MOOSE, THE MARGAREES AND MORE
East Margaree, Margaree Harbour, Belle Cote, Cap le Moine, St. Joseph du Moine, Grand Etang, Point Cross & Cheticamp
PLEASANT DAY IN PLEASANT BAY
Pleasant Bay and Pleasant Bay area
SUMMERTIME IN CAPE BRETON
Bras d'Or - St. Peters area, Grand River, Middle River, Orangedale, Little Narrows
SPRING TO SUMMER IN MABOU
Mabou, Mabou Coal Mines
SEARCHING FOR THE SUN
Aberdeen, Gabarus, Grand River, Point Michaud & St. Peters
CHETICAMP CHARM
Cheticamp, Cheticamp Island
SEASON OF SNOW
Northern Cabot Trail, Nevada Valley & Arichat
BLAZING TREES & STORMY SEAS
Englishtown, Ingonish, St. Ann's Bay, Dingwall & Whycocomagh
AUTUMN EXTREMUM
Ingonish and South Harbour
DIVINE DAY IN DINGWALL
Dingwall and Aspy Bay
AWESOME AUTUMN
Along the roads of the Nevada Valley
PRELUDE TO FALL
Judique, Glencoe, Glencoe Mills, St. Ann's Harbour, Lake Ainslie area & Mabou
SEPTEMBER TO REMEMBER
Baddeck, Skye Mountain, Dunvegan, Rockdale, Janvrin Island & Whycocomagh
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
Iona, Washabuck and St. Ann's Bay
MORNING IN MARGAREE
The Margaree River and Valley
WELCOME TO WHYCOCOMAGH
In and around the village of Whycocomagh
CLOUDS ARE COOOOL
Mabou, Whycocomagh and Wreck Cove
BLUE WATERS
Belle Cote, Iona, Whycocomagh and Wreck Cove
MIDSUMMER MEANDERING
Bay St. Lawrence, St. Margaret's Village, South Harbour, Ingonish, Port Hood, Port Hood Island and Whycocomagh
VERDANT VALLEYS & VIEWS
Aspy Bay, Black Brook Beach and Cove, Cape Smokey, River Inhabitants, North Ingonish, Inverness, St. Margaret's Village and Dingwall
INVERNESS TO MABOU
Inverness, Glendyer, Mabou and Mabou Harbour
CAPE BRETON BEACHES - PART III
Ingonish, New Haven, Cabot's Landing Beach, Cap la Ronde, St. Esprit, Isle Madame, New Campbellton, North Shore, French River, Inverness, Ingonish Island, Mabou and West Bay
FLOWERS, SHOWERS & SUN
Port Hawkesbury, Canso Causeway, Whycocomagh, Cape Smokey and St. Ann's Bay
THE TRIP NORTH
Whycocomagh, Big Intervale, Aspy Bay, Ingonish and White Point
DETOUR: SPRING ARRIVES
Baddeck, North Sydney, Whycocomagh, Seal Island Bridge (also see special panoramic photo of the bridge by Mark Keeling)
CAPE BRETON BEACHES - PART II
From Janvrin Harbour in the South through West Bay and around the Bras d'Or to the North Shore and Ingonish with detours to Mabou and Margaree Harbour
CAPE BRETON BEACHES - PART I
From Meat Cove in the North to Cap la Ronde in the South
ICE IS NICE
Inverness, West Bay, Cheticamp, Malagawatch, East Lake Ainslie
WINTER VISTAS
Inverness, West Bay, Cheticamp, Port Hawkesbury and Roberta
THE WHITE TOUR
Pleasant Bay, Dingwall, White Point, Loch Lomond, St. Esprit, Red River, Port Hawkesbury, Grand River, The Highlands, Neil's Harbour and Cheticamp
ODDS 'N SODS
Whycocomagh, Cap la Ronde area, Boularderie, River Denys, Ross Ferry, Kempt Head Road, Grand River, Capstick area, Malagawatch-Marble Mountain area, St. Patrick's Channel area, Northern shoulder of Kelly Mountain, and Skye River
HABITATS OF CAPE BRETON
Inverness, Cap La Ronde, Mabou, Whycocomagh, Ingonish, Little Narrows, Bay St. Lawrence, Sydney, St. Ann's Bay, Dundee, Seal Island Bridge-Campbellton Road area, Isle Madame, Margaree Harbour, Lennox Passage, Margaree Valley, East Lake Ainslie, Point Aconi, Malagawatch, North Shore, and Lime Hill
THE RIVERS RUN THROUGH IT II
Indian Brook, River Denys, Barachois, N.E. Margaree, S.W. Margaree, French, Mabou, Middle and Grand Rivers - plus one we cannot identify that it is near Point Aconi
THE RIVERS RUN THROUGH IT
Baddeck River, South West Margaree River and Skye River
SOUTHEAST SEAS, SCENES & SURF
St. Peters, Dundee, West Bay, Grand River, Lennox Passage and Cap La Ronde
FALL FINALÉ IN CAPE BRETON
Aberdeen, Big Baddeck, Margaree Forks, Margaree Valley, Lake Ainslie East Side, Scotsville and Upper Margaree
COLORFUL CAPE BRETON PART II
Wagmatcook, Nianza, Margaree Valley, Whycocomagh, Indian Brook, Englishtown and Middle River
COLORFUL CAPE BRETON
Iona, Ingonish, Whycocomagh, St. Ann's Bay area and Mulgrave
FROM SKYE GLEN TO DUNDEE
Skye Glen, Dundee, Whycocomagh, Lime Hill, Marble Mountain, Orangedale
IT'S 'SHROOM SEASON
Blues Mills, Whycocomagh
INVERNESS: LANDSCAPES
Inverness
INVERNESS: AROUND TOWN
LAND OF THE GOLDEN ARMS
Bras d'Or Lakes Views - Baddeck, Little Narrows, West Bay, Whycocomagh & Aberdeen
SKIES OVER CAPE BRETON
St. Ann's Bay, Baddeck, Arichat, Ingonish, Isle Madame, White Point, Neil's Harbour, Wreck Cove, Red Head and the Highlands National Park
IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY
Mabou, Mabou Coal Mines, Whycocomagh

TOUR #1
St. Ann's/Englishtown Ferry, Meat Cove, Capstick, Bay St. Lawrence, Cabot's Beach, Point Aconi the Seal Island Bridge area
TOUR #2
Margaree Valley, Isle Madame, Arichat, Point Aconi
INGONISH ISLAND TOUR
Ingonish Island
HERE AND THERE TOUR
Baddeck, Mabou, Whycocomagh, Ingonish, Neil's Harbour, Dingwall, Cape Smokey, Mount Smokey and New Haven
 

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Photos (below) of Cape Breton Island
courtesy of Warren Gordon*

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Mabou Coal Mines in Cape Breton MacKensie Mountain in Cape Breton Margaree area of Cape Breton
Mabou Coal Mines MacKensie Mountain Margaree
Margaree Harbor Home on Route 4 in Cape Breton Mount Smokey in Cape Breton
Margaree Harbor Home on Route 4 Mount Smokey
St. Ann's Bay in Cape Breton Whycocomagh Church in Cape Breton Aerial View of Sydney in Cape Breton
St. Ann's Bay Church in Whycocomagh Sydney
Sydney River in Cape Breton Sydney Yacht Club in Cape Breton Whale's Cove in Cape Breton
Sydney River Sydney Yacht Club Whale's Cove
Waycobah in Cape Breton St. Georges church in Cape Breton
Waycobah Reservation Church in St. Georges

*Please note: These photos were graciously provided by Warren Gordon, a photographer known internationally for his gorgeous photos of Cape Breton Island. Please respect his copyright on these photos. If you would like to have an authorized selection of his Cape Breton portfolio, please visit his web site where you can download complimentary screen savers for your desk top.

Jewel of the Maritimes

Whether one recognizes the authority of the National Geographic Travelers Magazine, ranking Cape Breton Island as second only to the fiords of Norway for raw beauty, or the acknowledged experience of Conde Nast's world explorers, who say that our island is the most scenic anywhere, Cape Breton is indisputably unique.

As 'the jewel of the Maritimes', Cape Breton has been attracting visitors for over 2,000 years. In fact, archeologist finds on Ingonish Island suggest that encampments of fishermen predate Christ by several centuries. What these visitors saw and experienced amongst the snows, and storms, amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Fall, and then the coming of the new seasons, can be reflected today - by choosing one's location and timing. In reality, until Henry Cabot first sighted Cape Breton Island in 1497, and began the colonization of the Island, the heavy forests and glowering headlands showed few marks of human habitation. In fact, much of Cape Breton's physical beauty remains unspoiled today.

There are 1250 miles of ocean coastline along the island's perimeter. The Bras d'Or Lake - Cape Breton's inland sea - has an additional 770 miles of irregular shoreline. That is over 2000 miles of waterfront property! (This does not include the shoreline of Nova Scotia's largest freshwater lake, Lake Ainslie, the headwaters of Cape Breton's S.W. Margaree River.) Water - you can't get far from it in Cape Breton from the ocean to its lakes and its many winding rivers.

Cape Breton Island, in all of its considerable splendor, represents a destination that is unique in the world today. Its natural beauty has been designated by National Geographic Magazine as second only to the fiords of Norway, while the Fall colors are amongst the most consistently splendid of any location on earth. The music, drawing as it does on the early heritage of Scots Highlanders arriving in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, has maintained a culturally unbroken tie to those early days celebrated annually at the world famous Celtic Colours International Festival held amidst the beauty of Fall. The present is inextricably linked with the region’s past and permeates the island's languages, music and culture. Cape Breton has a distinct flavor all its own.

For the most part, the Scots and the Acadian French of Cape Breton mirror the land that their ancestors came to centuries ago. Proud, resilient, and family-oriented, these hardy people have managed to reflect the unique qualities of their Island in their music, their culture and their day-to-day living - enhancing by their presence the image that is Cape Breton Island.

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