ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Tourist to Cape Breton Island, You May or May Not Want to Stay

Updated on April 7, 2022

The scenery gives reason to stay awhile

Photography; Nathan Burns.
Photography; Nathan Burns.
Photography; Nathan Burns.
Photography; Nathan Burns.
Photography; Nathan Burns.
Photography; Nathan Burns.
Photography; Nathan Burns.
Photography; Nathan Burns.
Photography; Nathan Burns.
Photography; Nathan Burns.


It has been a long time that I’ve been meaning to get writing. I guess it’s like everything else, the more you say you are going to do something the less the doing gets done. And, in my case doing the walk along with the talk comes way past the desired will. In my lifetime, I’ve done many things such as get a Bachelor’s Degree and things like take every wrong road or path to self-discovery, that it only makes sense for me to write. I’ve yearned to write like famous writers, and in an attempt to do so, I tried to fabricate what I thought to be the most lavishly glamorous romance story ever to be written. But, once again, I let my over inflated ego stand in the way--it’s always getting in the way. Only, this time I am determined to write. I am so determined that I refuse to write about anything but what I know. And now, I reveal the question that in the past has prevented me from continuing further, “where the hell do I start?”

My location is something needing to be addressed. I am back where I started--the same place I said, “I would die before living there again!” And, living here, I somehow feel dead. I’ve been told by most people, “Life in a small town is what you make of it.” For those that have lived here their whole lives, I must make them angry or hurt them whenever I decide to voice my negative views--I think partly because they don’t see that they are each day manipulated…., Or,… perhaps it’s my own seeds I’ve grown. Maybe, it’s the inner beast within me that from a very early age has rebelled against everything making it difficult for myself only. I know I’ve been fighting, and it seems like a no win situation…… Perhaps, I am fighting me--who am I?! Maybe, this town really is a small piece of who I am, and that is why I have a difficult time here. I really do! Yes, I choose what it is I do, but really, when a person is limited to only one or two things to do, I am someone whom has always taken the short term relief plan--as much as I’ve tried to concentrate and try have a real good long term plan…it never happens! Am I a product of learned behavior from my early years in life, and these behaviours of mine are really only following through a similar, yet distorted fashion of the learned behavior from a past I have unknowingly blocked.

My hometown is none other than a small town in Cape Breton, N.S. A speck on the map, and as of recent one can actually locate it when looking. It is a seasonal fishing town and because of past booming tourism, and the fact that our Canadian dollar was virtually worth nothing, we have made it on the map. I suppose living on the outside one would marvel at its beauty, especially the scenery which does envelope this mean little town. Entering the outskirt of town, the fine catholic Church can be seen before anything else. At the other end of town and on one’s way out, the mesmerizing beauty of the Cabot Trail begins with its rocky, somewhat chiselled coastline that stands out against the worn down but lush mountains tempting one to continue and explore. It is the explorer that will be captivated the most, and those along for the ride will remember its enduring enchantment--unless traveling on a foggy day, and then the chance of seeing much past the hood of the car is certainly more than one can ever expect.

Sometime after I moved away from home between 1996 and 2005 many projects developed and the town gradually transformed and became a sightseer’s gem. A boardwalk runs along the shore making it possible for the townies to open small businesses that cater to tourist. The boardwalk could certainly be used for more creative things made here. Different boutiques could certainly line up along the boardwalk…….Folks here could and would make money. Tourist, tourist, tourist needed.



This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)