Cape Breton is an island located in Eastern Canada along the Atlantic Ocean. It is part of the Maritimes which are made up of the provinces of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.
This region is the first to be settled by Europeans in Canada.
|Map of Canada with a highlighted Maritimes region|
Claimed by the French explorer Jacque Cartier-
The French people who settled called themselves Acadian.
Cape Breton has a rich history of Acadian French, a dialect derived from the original French settlers some of which eventually moved to the Southern parts of Louisiana-
Therefore, Acadian French is not unlike Cajun French.
|A weathered boat|
|A (dead) jellyfish|
|These are called Lapin the French word for 'rabbit' as they are reminiscent of rabbit ears|
|A boat being (re) built|
|My older monkey rode this bike for miles around village and country- rain or shine|
|The monkeys enjoyed plenty of fishing|
I visited the maritimes when I was younger with my parents. When Dr. J and I were dating he took me back to where his mothers family still live. We have gone back every couple of years since.
It is a great opportunity to spend time with family, interact with nature and eat amazing food.