Our last leg of the trip took us to Cape Breton.
Other than the famous sights like the Cabot Trail and the Fortress at Louisbourg, we made a point of checking out the Mira River and crossing the Marion Bridge. Our choir had recently performed Song for the Mira in a concert, and we wanted to see this place that inspired the lovely tune.
|The Mira River|
|The Marion Bridge (there probably used to be an older, prettier one)|
We soon learned that the charming people of Cape Breton (which includes the Rankin Family, Natalie MacMaster, Ashley MacIsaac, and Rita MacNeill) sing about EVERYTHING. Literally. We attended a ceilidh (a community party with fiddle music and often dancing) at the Gaelic College in St. Ann's, where a local fiddler and singer were performing songs about inbred families, highways bypassing small towns, commuting to the Fort McMurray oil sand mines...
|Rachel Davis & Buddy McDonald at Gaelic College|
To borrow a popular ad campaign: There's a song for that.
We decided not to continue trying to visit everything for which a song had been written.
That being said, I can't blame them at all for being inspired by a place like this. Could you?