Cabot Trail, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

JULY 2009 – Pleasant Bay Beach seen from the MacKenzie Mountain Look-off on the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Cape Breton is an island in the north of the province Nova Scotia in Canada. The name ‘Nova Scotia’ has its roots in Scotland, because the first settlers apparently came from Scotland. Hence, you’ll find many Scottish names, like Dunvegan, Inverness, or Ingonish.

When we explored Nova Scotia we also found similarities – in the weather! In Scotland we had a completely mixed weather, ranging from sunny, warm and dry to cold, windy and rainy days. Sometimes all on one day. And Nova Scotia was pretty similar. While we had a couple of days where we had to wear our jackets to protect against rain and cold, we also had awesome summer days.

The 5th July 2009 was such a sunny and warm day. We travelled along the Cabot Trail, a scenic 300 km highway that circles the island of Cape Breton and also passes the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

Near Pleasant Bay we stopped for the MacKenzie Mountain Look-off which offers stunning views along the rugged coastline.


The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time05-JUL-2009, 15:43
LocationPleasant Bay, Nova Scotia
CameraCanon EOS 5D
LensCanon EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Exposure1/250 sec at f/16
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4368 x 2912 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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