Rockin’ the 902: How can I leave Cape Breton without taking a picture of The World’s Largest Fiddle?!Posted: October 14, 2012
Sydney is the biggest city on Cape Breton and the third largest in Nova Scotia. Thus it’s the unofficial capital of the island. By population it’s about the size of White Bear Lake in the Twin Cities’ suburbs, and it has a real Duluth-like feel.
Recently Sydney Harbour resumed its long-dormant status as a cruise destination. It’s on the northeast end of Bras D’Or Lake, so it’s expected that passengers will proceed from the ocean to the lake area. Sydney is also the departure point for the ferry to Newfoundland And Labrador.
Most Cape Bretoners acknowledge that the end of Celtic Colours brings the end of the tourist season for the year. Sydney seemed busy, but Baddeck was like a ghost town compared to just yesterday. Capers definitely make their hay when the sun shines.