Tag: Gampo Abbey

Pleasant Bay

Along the Cabot Trail between Cheticamp and Ingonish is the small and scenic village of Pleasant Bay.  The village is surrounded by mountains and ocean which is why, I assume, it received it’s name – the area is quite pleasant! Pleasant Bay is a popular stopping area along the trail because there are a number of restaurants and gift shops in the village.  The Rusty Anchor is a popular restaurant serving up all sorts of popular local fare.  Cardinal Points Gift Shop and Mountain View Gift Shop are great places to find some unique and local souvenirs.  Folk Art Enthusiasts […]

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Gampo Abbey Monastery

Very few Cape Bretoners are aware that the island is home to a monastery so it’s a given that many of the tourists are not aware of it either.  I just happened to be driving through Pleasant Bay along the Cabot Trail when I decided to take a drive down a road I’d never been down before.  That road, Red River Road, took me on a scenic drive along the coast.  When the pavement changed to gravel, my curiosity got the better of me and I kept going until I came upon a peculiar sight; a Buddhist shrine.  I parked […]

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