Last summer I did a five-day Bay of Islands trip with Coastal Adventures, who runs trips on the eastern shore of Nova Scotia. Champlain referred to this area as Baye de Toutes Isles in his Voyages:
“From this place we proceeded to a bay called La Baye de Toutes Isles, of some fourteen or fifteen leagues in extent, a dangerous place on account of the presence of banks, shoals, and reefs. The country presents a very unfavorable appearance, being filled with the same kind of trees which I have mentioned before. Here we encountered bad weather.”
Our trip went from Taylor Head Provincial Park (just off the west side of the map in the slide show) east as far as Marie Joseph, about 40 miles or so, through the Eastern Shore Provincial Wildlife Management Area. It followed a section of the coast that is east of the 100 Wild Islands area, and it still sees rather little visitation. A beautiful spot, and I’ll let the photos tell the story.
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