There's a lot going on at the Causeway this year during the 50th Anniversary of this most important "Road to the Isle".
Check out their website at:The Causeway
OUR WALK PROGRAM FOR:
The 13th Of August (Saturday) we will start our walk at 10am, please register early 09:30am
The walk begins to the left of the Skye Motel, the property known as "Gut Of Canso Museum".
Please watch for our signs and follow the Parking attendants directions.
WHEN THE WALK BEGINS YOU WILL BE ASKED TO STAY IN SINGLE FILE WHILE CROSSING THE CAUSEWAY.
"SAFETY", "SAFETY", "SAFETY"
We will turn around near the weigh station and after crossing the bridge we will go into the lighthouse area for pictures then continue our event in behind the Coast Guard/DFO complex at the "locks" to the Trans Canada Trail and Ghost Beach.
The official Ceremonies for the Causeway begin at 2pm, there will be shuttle buses available, but please note this is not The Island Hoppers Responsibility; also note that I have published information on a previous post about a cold plate meal available at the Port Hasting Fire Hall, beginning at 11am.
NEED A ROOM:
If you are planning on going to Port Hawkesbury and Port Hasting for the weekend, please be advised that everything in the area is booked solid for the 12-14 of August (motels, cabins and B&Bs).
There are places still available in Antigonish for the weekend:
The Claymore ($125) and Coastal Inn ($75)
The checkinns number for NS is 1-800-565-0000.
Saint Francis Xavier University is also available for the weekend as Rollie & Ann have booked a room at a reasonable price.
The phone number is 1-902-867-2855 or www.stfx.ca
If you planned to do the Pomquet walk on Sunday morning, then Antigonish would be convenient for you.
The Pomquet Beach Walk starts at 9:00am, Sunday 14 of August
This walk is hosted by the Central Nova Volkssport Club and the Walk Leader is Tanya MacNutt.
From Hwy 104, take Pomquet exit. Turn left at Pomquet Beach Rd. sign. Drive 3.5k to Pomquet Provincial Beach sign (turn right), continue to parking lot to SP.
This is a 5/10k, Rated 1B
The Cape Breton Island Hoppers will host a walk event on Sunday afternoon (14th of August) at 1:00pm
Creignish Mountain Trail, from Port Hastings follow Hwy 19N, approx 10-15min. to Craigmore, house #3086, home of Clare & Blaise McNeil who will also be our walk leaders for this event.
This is a GW, 10k, 3C event.
Blaise & Clare will also host our Annual BBQ and Potluck immediately after this walk event and if you need a camping spot please contact Clare at 1-902-625-2899, she maybe able to assist you in this regard as well.
This is a lot of work for one couple and I want to thank them for their efforts, please show your support, show up for the walk and check with the Ways and Means Committee if you can bring something or help in some way. This is part of the Fun of volkssporting and meeting and associating with old walking friends.
The weather will be great!! Let Us Pray.