Summer Solstice – Cape Breton Style

It's was a beautiful day in Cape Breton today. And it seems even nicer now that summer is officially here!

Today marked summer solstice, the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. And this year summer solstice comes a day early since it's a leap year.

Today I was lucky enough to take a drive up along what we Cape Bretoners refer to as "Route 4." I left Sydney and travelled along the Bras d'Or Lakes through East Bay, Ben Eoin, Big Pond up to St. Peter's. This is a photo looking over at the hills in Ben Eoin, my favourite place to be in the summer!

In St. Peter's, I stopped in at the Bras d'Or Lakes Inn which is a lovely cedar log-cabin inn. I was treated to a lovely lunch with great service. I highly recommend the dessert…. mmmm.

I also learned that there is lots to do at the Inn… every week this summer (Thursdays to be exact) the Inn is home to Ceilidh on the Canal. After the ceilidhs, from 9 – 11 pm, there is an acoustic jam session, also known as a Kitchen Racket. All musicians – especially visitors to Cape Breton – are invited to sit in with Cape Breton players and singers.

Sounds like a time to me! I may have to venture up to make a racket some of my own this summer. I know how to play the spoons, you know… watch for me at a racket this summer!

You can also take a look at the Celtic Heart event calendar to see all the fun that will be going on here in Cape Breton this summer. You really don't want to miss it!

Cuin' a thig sibh air chéilidh? [So when are you coming?] Email me and let me know,

Summer Solstice – Cape Breton Style

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