Friday, February 06, 2009

Only in Cape Breton

If you know about the Maritime provinces, you can skip this little paragraph, but if Canadian geography is somewhat foreign to you, read on. There is a tiny island off the coast of Nova Scotia called Cape Breton Island. As you can see from these photos, Cape Breton is a beautiful place. Steep hills, ocean scenery, meadows, trees; truly it is beautiful. Until winter.
This is actually a bus being pulled out of the icy water by a crane of some sort. My mom has worked for years with a lady named Marian who is from Cape Breton, and Marian recently told my mom this story about her brother. She says, "The road he took to get there (to work) was pretty iced up and he lost his car over a steep embankment with the front end stuck in the snow and the back end up in the air. He went to get help from a wrecker and when they got back to the car, the car was missing its back tires.....there was a note on the windshield and two old bald tires sitting beside the car, and the note read 'didn't think ya would be needin yer tires for the rest of the winter seeing as where you vehicle is, so took them and left ya my bald ones for summer."

Ahhh the homeland.

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