This picture was taken during our honeymoon almost nine years ago. We spent most of the time in our 2-week honeymoon road trip in Nova Scotia and the drive through the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton Island was certainly one of the highlights. It was a very scenic drive.
Our friends who lived in Halifax (the capital of Nova Scotia) at the time and whom we met earlier in the trip told us that we might see some moose there. I was really excited about that. I had never seen a moose in its natural habitat before. Unfortunately, we didn’t see any. In fact, I had never seen any moose in the wild until three years ago. Strangely, once I saw one in the wild, I keep seeing them when we are up north in the cottage country. Maybe I broke some kind of a curse somehow.
To quote Wikipedia, Cabot Trail “is named after the explorer John Cabot who landed in Atlantic Canada in 1497, although most historians agree his landfall likely took place in Newfoundland and not Cape Breton Island.” When he landed in Canada, he actually thought he had landed in Asia! John Cabot is the English name for Italian explorer, Giovanni Caboto. His biography is pretty interesting.