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  • in today's video we continue our road trip through the Canadian Maritimes this

  • time visiting Cape Breton a large island in Nova Scotia that is

  • separated from the mainland by the Strait of kanso during our visit we

  • stayed in a converted barn hike the trails of the Cape Breton Highlands and

  • drove around 300 kilometers on the world-famous cabot trail that borders

  • the island we hope you enjoy this trip and now let's go explore Cape Breton

  • our first date kicked off early with the drive up to key breton highlands

  • national park this is a park that can be accessed from either the east side or

  • west side of the island we entered from the west side just past shetty camp okay

  • well good morning guys today we are kicking off the second

  • portion of our road trip we started up in New Brunswick spent a few days there

  • hiking driving around and now we've arrived in Nova Scotia specifically

  • Capon what we're gonna be spending the next three days and yeah yesterday was a

  • long day of driving I should introduce our gang we have George Sam's dad my mom

  • me lad my dad Daniel you've seen him Togo and yeah today we're gonna be

  • hiking we're in cape breton highlands national park but before that let's talk

  • a little bit about yesterday's drive here cuz we didn't really film too much

  • didn't we okay yes the drive it was a long long drive you know yeah it's all

  • day you know people you can only realize how big this country is when you start

  • driving so what are we doing right now well we're going hiking and we chose

  • this trail it's called lubuto and there's a chance we might see moose here

  • check this out yes got a sign yeah with a picture of a moose apparently they

  • like to hang out here we want to find the elusive kind of that moose that's a

  • one we're after we hope that the moose is loose don't forget to bring some

  • repellent because this is mosquito on black fly season we donated blood in New

  • Brunswick and because they sucked us dry almost yeah it's a little bit less will

  • be made in here too you know so be prepared for that

  • this particular hike had a steep incline at the start but it then leveled out and

  • we were rewarded with ocean views and shaded forests

  • this has been a really fun walk so far we're letting togi lead the way he

  • decided to go left when the trail split but really it's a loop he'll be coming

  • back round the other way but we also just passed an interesting information

  • point that was talking about the inhabitants of this area of the park

  • because there were actually five families who lived here before this was

  • turned into cape breton highlands national park and it has the names of

  • the families and it says that as we walk along this trail we should be able to

  • see what's left over of the the family homes the ruins essentially so we're

  • gonna keep our eyes peeled and see if we can spot these homes also we chose a

  • very easy trail this one's only 35 no 30 30 to 45 minutes I think it's said and

  • it's a loop so it's an easy one to start off with and who knows maybe we will see

  • moose alright guys so here directly behind we have the ruins of what's left

  • of one of the five homes and here you have a little sign with information the

  • name of the family this one was Leblanc and they had nine children so quite a

  • large family and apparently there are five of these homes here in this section

  • of the park so hopefully we'll see those so we just saw another cool information

  • point here on this trail and it was talking about how the women in these

  • five families who lived in this part of the park they would split up the tasks

  • like their daily tasks of what they had to do so things like kneading bread and

  • washing laundry and churning butter and each woman would be assigned one job and

  • do it for all five families just to make things a bit more efficient so yeah

  • there was a sense of community and really helping each other out

  • I kind of have to do that to survive when you're this isolated I mean I

  • couldn't imagine only five families in this forest hmm and it's getting quite

  • muddy and swampy along here Togo has decided to roll around in the mud and

  • get all dirty to fight the mosquitos he's a dirty boy

  • today togi you're gonna need a bath

  • and now for the funniest moment of the hike there were signs with bear warnings

  • throughout the park so I think that was on the back of everyone's mind and of

  • course Toto was walking up front because he insists on leading the pack well

  • there was a group of hikers coming from the opposite direction and when toga was

  • the first one to round the bend all by his lonesome self the hiker saw his

  • black furry face and thought he was a bear poor Togo looked really confused he

  • just wanted to greet the group of hikers

  • I wanted to say one thing about this Cape Breton National Park it's got so

  • much eye candy we've seen oh so much eye candy today that we're all going to have

  • to go back and wash our eyes out three times because it is exactly believable

  • tacular and I'm so glad that they have all these different lookout points so

  • that we can make our and we've only seen half of it so you've actually seen a

  • quarter maybe a quarter yet so I mean there's just so much left to see

  • yeah lievable I hope we give ourselves enough time and I hope you have enough

  • eye wash to make it through now for a bit of information on this drive the

  • cabot trail is named after john cabot or giovanni kobato an Italian navigator and

  • Explorer who was one of the first Europeans of modern times to reach North

  • America in 1497 he had been denied support for his expedition in Spain and

  • Portugal so he went to England where he received financial support from Henry

  • the seven Cabot's plan was to reach Asia by sailing west along the North Atlantic

  • and he estimated that his route could be shorter and faster than the one recently

  • discovered by Columbus the exact location of his arrival in North America

  • is unknown but today the route the borders key Breton is named after him

  • okay so this is our second stop of the day we are now at Benji's Lake this is a

  • short trail I believe it's 1.5 roundtrip we are seeing footprints moose tracks we

  • are seeing that is the second moose truck our map said that there's a good

  • chance of spotting moose along here this is one of the trails where they tend to

  • hang out it's kind of like a swampy area with forest so we'll see if we have any

  • luck another truck that's our third moose track the moose is around the

  • movies around here and fresh - fresh alright so here tracking down the moose

  • of course we are with the dog and we are speaking and being kind of rowdy so I

  • don't know if the Moose is gonna show its pace but it's gonna happen anywhere

  • it's gonna be here oh the other thing I wanted to mention this is this trail is

  • called Benji's Lake and Benji is the name of our neighbor's dog Benji is

  • togo's nemesis so when tow heard we're going to Benji's

  • Lake his face was like so dad what have we found here walking onto the lake we

  • have found a moose track Wow if you just get out of the shade a

  • little bit there okay yep these are the two front hooves like that there's their

  • spike like that and this is the heel pad right here yeah so it's hard to say how

  • big the animal is but does it appear to be fresh it's definitely fresh okay yeah

  • maybe we'll fall one yeah it could be we could see one in here

  • it's a very good possibility Wow Musa Musa Musa I've never seen one on foot

  • I've only seen one from vehicle before

  • we're worried about the ball Togo in shame

  • we hadn't spotted a single moose up until then but then my dad saw something

  • moving in between the trees oh wow I got it I filmed it oh my god I think it

  • might come out no oh I got a great shot right now yeah I got it face

  • we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the national park and then

  • call it a day and drove back to the barn for some dinner so guys after a busy

  • afternoon I don't know if we mentioned but we were able to swat a moose Wow

  • wasn't that amazing at that time we saw the first Canadian very elusive Canadian

  • moose very elusive Canadian moose especially in the summer they like to

  • chill out and the swamp by the lake yeah I'd like to do that kind of activity

  • yeah get away from the fly is exactly what it was funny because we were

  • walking in the middle of the trail you have to see a lake and we were coming

  • back and I turned my hand like that and I saw something funny looking far away

  • between the pine tree yeah and it turned out that this guy was spotted it it was

  • about maybe I don't know what 10 feet from the edge of the forest yeah inside

  • right yeah he just kept seeing his head going

  • up and down down massive massive was but anyways they've told us that in the

  • afternoon beginning of the late afternoon in the evening you know we can

  • see them at a couple of places yeah so we're gonna drive there especially if

  • you try to capture them yeah they're nocturnal animals so they do come out at

  • night yeah and the goal is for us to go around

  • sunset and visit a couple different spots yeah and we've talked to now like

  • probably three or four people have had luck doing this yes I've seen them in

  • the late afternoon yeah but but if worse comes to worse I thought I think at

  • least we got one on it on record no you've got to see your first there by

  • now okay so far away yeah but yeah we had a good time we went out of this

  • coven this morning around 8:30 yep now we're back is 4 4 o'clock in the

  • afternoon we've only had a little bit of a breakfast we are starved oh yeah so

  • we're cooking here a beautiful sauce we're gonna eat spaghetti da y espagueti

  • and we're cooking a sauce here that has red hot sausage Italians hey guys check

  • this out check out the bubbling goodness oh it's got tons of we put a whole pack

  • of mushrooms in there - sausage sausage screams scallops oh it's good everything

  • in life scallops mushrooms Oh Italian hot sauce uh-huh it's amazing okay let

  • me go wine wine after having the sauce if we encounter black bear and it comes

  • for us I'll be willing to wrestle this sauce is gonna give you such a strength

  • and such a force that I'm not afraid of the black bear what what more can you

  • ask for we had a beautiful beautiful day today not one cloud in the sky okay no

  • one person on the trail no basically trails and we were the only people

  • walking around those places you know like I mean wilderness there's a couple

  • more famous trails but we purposely didn't do them we wanted to just have

  • that kind of exclusive experience out in nature and we got it I'd say for about

  • 75 or 80 percent of the time we were out there we didn't see anyone and when we

  • did just a quick hello passing by yeah and that's it that was it

  • and on top of that look you got the ocean you got the mountain you got

  • forests you got creeks coming down the mountain with this water that is

  • pristine crystal-clear you know like I mean this is as close of paradise as you

  • can get on earth yeah let's put it away it's amazing

  • if you have a chance guys the Cabot Trail come and visit different enemy

  • Britain you've got you've got a giant island and not that many people here and

  • now it's time to eat spaghetti is it this year all too familiar with yeah

  • when we were a young I guess we had eight kids in our family and just one or

  • just our dad was working yeah we gave two other nicknames - spaghetti yeah and

  • one of them was Skyy Betty and the other one was biscuity all the same same name

  • you know sometimes my mom would make special

  • meatballs or to put it but most of it was meat and veggies okay all right

  • spaghetti at the table yeah I see food meat no spicy Italian pork sausage

  • stop hungry after all baking we forgot to bring more snacks yeah what do you

  • think it's delicious better than Skyy Betty and biscuity it's

  • right up there