Taken two days after the previous photo, the colours are still just starting to turn. As can be seen in the reflection in the waters, the skies were not cloudless this day, but, for much of it, the sun was out and what colours there were were mostly illuminated by the sun.
I had never driven the Port Malcolm Road before. You reach it by taking the road to Point Tupper from Port Hawkesbury and continuing past Point Tupper through the industrial park along the Strait of Canso (labelled as the Bear Island Road in the Nova Scotia Backroad Mapbook); this road dead-ends at an industrial fence; the property beyond is private. 1.8 km (1.1 mi) before it dead-ends, you will see a sign for Port Malcolm, which leads to Highway 104 near Lower River Inhabitants. The (gravel) Port Malcolm road offers some pretty views of the coast along that part of Chedabucto Bay formed by the outflow of River Inhabitants, which harbours a number of islands. It is quiet and pretty back-country surprisingly close to the bustle of Port Hawkesbury.