Showing posts with label L'Ardoise. Show all posts
Showing posts with label L'Ardoise. Show all posts

Monday, February 3, 2014

January's Photos

From the Cape Breton Living website

As some of you might already know, every Friday a new scenic photo of our beautiful island is posted on the site. If you’re wondering and would like to check this out, you can find them on the Photo of the Week page of the Cape Breton Living website. This January 2014, we ended up with an extra Friday, which means instead of 4 photos for the month, we ended up with a bonus one making it five scenic photos for January.
The first photo below is of the first sunrise taken on January 1st, 2014. Thankfully we were blessed with a clear wintry sky and only a few fluffy white clouds. The next four week’s photos, we seem to have a theme consisting of snow covered roof tops…
January 3, 2014
L'Ardoise - First sunrise of 2014

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Today on the Cams

After a week-end of snow, freezing rain, rain, high wind and fluctuating temperatures it is nice to see the sun trying to warm up and brighten our day.  Today's forecast from Environment Canada for L'Ardoise calls for a mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of flurries this morning. Becoming clear late this afternoon. Wind west 40 km/h gusting to 70. Temperature steady near minus 9.
If you're ever wondering about the weather on Cape Breton Island, check out the Cape Breton Living website where you can view other webcams across  the island. Keep warm and those that need to travel the roads, please practice safe driving!

Friday, February 24, 2012

February 2012

Photos of the Week on Cape Breton Island for February 2012

Photo of the Week February 24, 2012 - St Peter's. Driving in on Highway 4 from Sydney you see on the left the Provincial Building and on the right is the St Peter's Visitor Information Centre. This photo was taken after last week's sowstorm. 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Road trip to Cheticamp

Someone else on a Sunday drive around East Lake Ainslie

Sunday morning we headed out for a little road trip from L'Ardoise to Cheticamp. First I checked the Environment Canada website which stated a mix of sun and cloud for Richmond and Inverness Counties. The sky was mostly cloudy at the start of our road trip, but later saw the sun, more clouds and sun again later in the day. First stop in St Peter's, we picked up a coffee and then headed out towards Port Hawkesbury. From there we got on the Trans Canada and turned off  in Whycocomah and followed the highway through East Lake Ainslie, Upper Margaree, South West Margaree and Margaree Forks. We are now on the Cabot Trail and heading for Cheticamp.  Once there, we had a little lunch, took some pitures (of course) and turned around to head back. On the way we stopped at Le Centre de la Mi-Carême in Grand Etang. Here we enjoyed learning and viewing a colourful display of artwork about the history of an old Acadian tradition (La Mi-Carême) that is still being celebrated in the Cheticamp area. The way back home, we traveled the Route 19 through the town of Inverness, Mabou, Judique, Craignish and Port Hawkesbury. By 4:30pm we were back in L'Ardoise, where we still had daylight time to sit outside and enjoy the day on this Labour Day weekend...

Sunday, June 5, 2011

With all this rain

Cape Breton Living's Photo of the Week, June 3, 2011. With all the rain we've been getting in L'Ardoise lately, the grass is turning a bright green. Again today, we are having drizzly weather and I'm sure the grass is even greener. But if we could get warmer temperatures and a bit more sunshine, maybe those little buds in the trees will bring out more of that green colour...

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Photo of the Week February 4, 2011 - L'Ardoise
It wasn't an easy task to make a selection of just one photo from the many cool wintry shots I have in my collection. After the second snow storm in two days, I couldn't resist but to get out there, with camera in hand and click away, finding a picture perfect scene all around me. You'll find this first photo as the Photo of the Week on Cape Breton Living website. I'm also sharing with you more wintry shots of wintertime in L'Ardoise -

Friday, March 13, 2009

Photo of the Week

Today's Photo of the Week on Cape Beton Living is a scenic shot of Chapel Cove Rd in L'Ardoise. The day was a bright and mild one, feeling the spring is in the air! One more week from today spring will be upon us once again. While up on the hill, in the fields where we can see miles all around, something else caught my eye besides this picturesque coastal view. Way out in the distance, a loud rumble was getting louder until this large helicopter came flying right over my head. Two Maritime air squadrons are in Cape Breton this week conducting joint training exercises. This is one of six CH-149 Cormorant helicopters that was training in Cape Breton on Wednesday March 11th. It's usually quiet in L'Ardoise, with only the sounds of the wind, seagulls and the passings cars and trucks, so seeing this monster helicopter circling in our skies, was something see.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Tonight's beautiful sunset on the southeast coast of Cape Breton.

Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week January 16, 2009. Walking on a cold January day I snapped this shot on Chapel Cove Rd in L'Ardoise. The temperature wasn't actually all that bad, a mild minus 4-5 Celsius. The cold snap hit us a couple of days later.