Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Nova Scotia - Baddeck

Who knows what famous person lived in Baddeck?  I had no clue until we visited the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, dedicated to the inventor of the telephone. Bell once said, "I have traveled around the globe... and for simple beauty, Cape Breton Island out-rivals them all."  Well, I must agree that this is one of the most lovely places to visit.

 The museum sits up on a hill and the views are amazing.

A tour of the museum was a must.  I learned more about Bell then I ever thought.  I was clueless that he was so into aviation and the artifacts that were on display were quite numerous.  His hydrofoil boat was so interesting.  A visit here gave us a different type of look into history, which we completely enjoyed.

We stayed in Gisele's Inn, and again had a room overlooking the water.  It seems like most everywhere you stay in Nova Scotia comes with a water view!

The rooms were spacious and the beds comfy.  What more could we ask for!

And for my knitting buddies, I found a yarn shop just a block away from our Inn!  I got so excited that I forgot to take a photo of it.  But take my word, it was warm, colorful, and friendly.  I wanted to get some yarn that was "native" to the area and ended up buying some beautifully soft, hand dyed yarn in shades of green.  It's called Grassy Knoll from Casbah and resembles the soft yellow greens of the surrounding land.

Any suggestions as to what I should make with it?

After making everyone tag along to my yarn adventure we decided it was time for a drink.  Well, Baddeck has quite an assortment of coffee shops but we were looking for something a little bit stronger. After walking up and down the main street we decided to head down to the waterfront and found the local yacht club.  Of course, most of the yachts were gone for the season, but the club was still open and they invited us in for a pint.  Look at yet another view!

Yes, Baddeck is certainly another one of those places that I could spend more time at and hopefully will one day.  But our journey must continue, and the next and last stop is Peggy's Cove and back to Halifax.

                                 Until next time....


  1. Baddeck looks like such a lovely place. I have never been to Nova Scotia but attended boarding school in South Carolina with some girls from there. It must be a fascinating place to live. The place where you stayed looks very nice, too. Thanks for sharing your visit to this lovely place. Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you, Lynn. Glad you enjoyed it. And Happy New Year to you too!

  2. Terri- we've been to these wonderful places --- and Peggy's Cove -- loved Nova Scotia -- want to go back! I just loaded in your blog for the GYB party:)


  3. It has been long time since I was in Baddeck, Terri. And I couldn't agree more about this area of Cape Breton....stunning! I think it is time for us to head back to C.B. And that compliment from Alexander Graham Bell.......not arguing with him!!

  4. Cape Breton is sooooo gorgeous, and bet you had alot of fun in the yarn shop


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