Cape Breton Place of the Week: Victoria Mines


Just across the water from Sydney Mines is the quaint little community of Victoria Mines. This weekend we took a trip out that way (it’s a little trek, it would be great if we had a boat!). As with many of our trips, it started out with a search for a lighthouse that we saw in the distance. It took quite a while to find the right road but we finally made it. The kids were happy to get out of the car and Mike and Liam went off to explore the lighthouse while Morgaine and I looked at flowers and made the discovery of wild strawberries. We spent a couple of hours Saturday morning playing near the water and picking, and eating, berries. We also made the discovery of TON of cranberries growing so we will head pack to the area for more berry picking in the coming weeks.

Another view of the lighthouse, this time from a distance.


Iris (beautiful, aren’t they?).




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