The CAT 2: The Sequel Pt 4 – A Boat Ride, A Lighthouse and the Coolest Lodge Ever
Hey CYY peeps! I'm back for my final installment in my Nova Scotian travel blog! Thanks to those who have read it thus far - I hope you've taken a couple notes on these places, if you're planning to hop in the CAT and check out Canada!
Picking up where we left off, my DJ group and I took a ride in Yarmouth harbor on a boat operated by Captain Simon (thats see-moan, not like Simon Says), who told us a little bit about lobster traps, and how important the industry is to the area. We also met Yanni, who was easily the biggest lobster I've ever seen. Check out the hand-to-claw comparison - I'm 6'1", and his claw still had me beat by quite a bit!
After that, we made our way to Cape Forchu itself, and had a stellar lobster boil right at the foot of the lighthouse. We also got to explore the former lighthouse keeper's home, which is set up as a museum now! This is as scenic as scenic gets - highly recommended for a great place to sit and watch the sunset!
And now to the cherry on top of our whole journey: Trout Point Lodge! This place is pretty secluded - it's a ways outside of Yarmouth, nestled in the woods next to a huge nature preserve. Once you arrive, you'll see what all the fuss is about - it's a beautiful post and beam structure, with not a nail in it. The great room in the center is stunning, and has more than enough rom to fit the bar, guests, and music that we were treated to that night. Spending time totally isolated and unplugged was fantastic, as well - you don't realize how dependent you are on your phone until using it isnt an option. (Don't worry, though - there's wifi available in the great room.)
Well, that's my travel blog! Again, a big thank you to Bay Ferries and Yamrouth and Acadian Shores for all the cool stuff I got to check out. Here's to hoping next year's trip can be a little longer!