Sunday, September 28, 2014


plural noun: landmarks
  1. 1.
    an object or feature of a landscape or town that is easily seen and recognized from a distance, especially one that enables someone to establish their location.
    "the spire was once a landmark for ships sailing up the river"
    synonyms:markermarkindicatorbeaconcairn More
  2. 2.
    an event, discovery, or change marking an important stage or turning point in something.
    "the birth of a child is an important landmark in the lives of all concerned"
Landmarks are important on a trip.  They can mark the passage of time and distance.  Landmarks also guide and orient you when called upon to do so.  We have seen a lot of landmarks over the last few days that have both marked how far we have come and how far we still have to go.

One of the very first of very few reservations made in advance of us leaving was at the Glenora Distillery.  This has been a mark on my internal map for quite some time and of course we took it all in starting with the tour.  First the fermentation tanks.

Then the still.

And some sampling.

The tour of course exited through the gift shop and souvenirs were purchased.


I'm pretty sure someone in the bar told us that if you feed a unicorn an exclusive diet of peat moss, barley and fresh spring water it will pee single malt whiskey.  Anyways, that's bottle #44 out of that cask and measures out at something like 116 proof - cask strength indeed.

The next day was a delight as we got up and around Cape Breton on the Cabot Trail.  But first Brian had to check out some of the other activities available on the island.  Nice location but its too bad all that natural vegetation was dug up and a lawn put down.

At the very top of Cape Breton down the end of a dirt road is a small hamlet called Meat Cove.  I don't know about you but I have a long list of places in the middle of nowhere at the ends of roads that I need to get to at some point and this was one of those places.

And for what reason could someone need to go to a place like this?  For the fish chowder of course, which that day consisted of snow crab, haddock, scallops and mussels.

It was awesome yummy good.

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