Subject: Re: Canada--The Maritimes
Hi Dave, I can't speak to the weather conditions (we visited in the Spring a few years back). At that time we had both days that were warm enough for shorts and others that required a sweater.

As for the Cabot Trail it is by NO means a white-knuckler. I found it to be very easy driving. The most difficult aspect is keeping your eyes on the road, the views being so beautiful. One thing to keep in mind is doing the Cabot Trail counterclockwise. This was suggested to us so that when you're driving through Cape Breton you'll be on the outside lane (towards the sea). The idea being that the view is better and not obstructed by oncoming cars. This route would have you entering Cape Breton national Park at Ingonish Beach and departing at Cheticamp.