On our last day in Ingonish and Cape Breton, we took advantage of wonderful weather and went for a walk up Franey – a local hill/mountain. The track up was very well maintained, but it was still a fairly challenging walk with the steepness. On the way up we bumped into a couple of the local beasties – the first were Grousey looking birds that turned out to be Spruce Partridge – a really stupid bird that you could basically walk up to and clobber if you needed to – actually referred to as a ‘survival bird’ – so if you ever get lost up here and are in need of sustenance – look for one of these beggars (though I understand they’re not very tasty).
The second beastie was not someone to mess with – bloody great big moose – right in the way. Unfortunately, before I could switch to a sensible lens, he’d ambled off into the thicket.
The views at the top were great – we could see for miles – though it would have been cool to look down on Toodle-oo! from here… (blocked by another hill).
Off to Newfoundland in the afternoon…