Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Cape Breton Island Hoppers celebrate at the Savoy Theatre-November 24,2017

On Friday, the Cape Breton Island Hoppers kicked off the Holiday Season at the beautiful Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay. We attended the local production of the Cape Breton Christmas Vacation and we were privileged to be guests of the Griswold family. The talent and festive spirit were second to none and celebrating with such a great group of folks was indeed a pleasure.

The one & only Griswold family! 

Aunt Bethany having a heart to heart with Joe

Everyone relaxing and catching up!

Our amazing President and Vice President..the lovely Mr. & Mrs Cal & Barb Thistle

Cousin Eddie meets Flat Alex from Western Canada! Eddie was pretty impressed!

Phyllis and Rollie chatting before the show!

So wonderful to see Rollie...he always has a smile!

Julie waiting for cousin Eddie to serve her tea! 

These red shoes are not for hiking or for granddaughters..LOL

Cousin Eddie loves the ladies

Nice looking crew

More of our wonderful group..out for a night on the town!

The Griswold family Christmas lights
Three Lovelies right here!! Diane, Shirley and Sheila

Sunday, November 19, 2017

CBIH Annual Meeting, Saturday Nov.18,2017

The CB Island Hoppers held their Annual Meeting on Saturday, November 18,2017 at the Knox Church Hall at Blacketts Lake. The meeting was followed by a lovely luncheon  where by the members in attendance all brought something and as usual we had an over abundance of food! Once the meeting and lunch were completed, a number of our group headed out to  hike the Coxheath Hills & Trails  led by Marta Hood. Thanks to Martha for arranging the use of the hall for our meeting as well as sharing your expertise on this this Trail with our group! We all enjoyed a great day! The weather was fabulous for a fall hike. 
Photo Credits mainly thanks to Martha Hood☺
Everyone listening to President Cal

Just some of the food that awaits the conclusion of the meeting!

Decisions and plans for upcoming the upcoming year

Meeting & lunch completed...time to do what we do best! Walk!

Beautiful day to hit the trails

Waterfalls along the way

Marg is on the look-out!

Stopping to catch a breather!

Cal posing with the Rhinoceros! Great looking duo

Linda leading the way! 

Hope this nest up this high is not a true indication of how much snow we can expect!

Made it to the top...what a view!!

Off to the Cabin!

Martha telling us some history of the Trail!
Everyone enjoyed the little break...what a great spot! Soo much to offer!

Another beautiful site on the way down! 

Down...down ...down we go!!

More Uisge Ban Falls- Thanks to Diane Clarke & Martha for submitting these!

One of the many nice stops along the trail

Our group moving in for a better look

We want the best view...Marg is going right in! LOL

Stopping for a photo...Diane, Sheila & Diane. 


Great Bridge shot! Trying to get as many in as possible!

A wider view of the Falls thanks to Martha's friend Brian 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Uisge Ban Falls-November 12,2017

On Sunday, November 12,2017 approximately 20+ of our CBIH Group participated in a fabulous Fall Walk into Uisge Ban Falls. Due to Flooding and storms there has been changes to this favorite trail and this meant that our group was unable to complete the River Trail because there are bridges out and this section of the trail is not accessible. Despite this we still enjoyed the hike into the falls and upon return to the Trail Head we continued our walk along the road that leads in/out of  the Park. The weather was cooperative and a the scenery was breathtaking.

* Please note that our Honorary CBIH Member; Flat Alex  joined us again on his very first venture into Uisge Ban Falls. Flat Alex is joining us from a Grade 2 Class in Alberta and is learning about Nova Scotia. What better way than to join our group  as we explore our beautiful Island.

Photo Credit: Martha Hood  & Phyllis MacLeod( only a few....LOL)

At the trail head, the River Trail is not available due to bridges out!

Everyone starting to gather....

Diane M. Na Lucy catching up!
A few Trail Tips before we start!
Flat Alex joins us once again all the way from Alberta
And we're off.....................

Just some of the damage along the trail

Everyone making their way along the trail

Downfalls and alternate routes but we  are making it!

Fast moving waters

No matter what season, this Trail is still a favorite

Taking it all in as we approach the Falls

The final bridge , we are close!

Interesting tree

Mud and leaves can be an interesting combo.

Stop to say hi!

Ice on the Mountain

Breathtaking...stop and enjoy!!

Listen to the roar of the falls

Friends on a bridge!

Having a break at the Falls

Everyone chatting and exploring before we head back.

Jack & Mary enjoying this photo opportunity.

Folks going in for a better look!

We made it!! Two thumbs up from Marg!!
Maurena watching her step as we begin to make our way out. The leaves can be slippery!
Time to move on Folks..follow Don!

Mary enjoying day!

Flat Alex made it right to the Falls.

The rush of the water on this fall day!
The  CBIH on the return

We completed our day with the last few KM's on the roadway

An Old Farm along the way

We're done...another fabulous day with the CBIH