The next day, the sun was just as capricious as on the previous day. This photo shows the glorious Cape Mabou Highlands mantled in their fall colours, partially lit up by the sun peeping through the clouds. Unfortunately, the fine red trees in the foreground didn’t get the benefit of the sun’s beneficence and so are shadows of their true colours.
Like most of the back roads on Cape Breton Island, the Northeast Mabou Road is a pretty drive in any season, offering fine views of the Northeast Mabou River and its mouth at its junction with Mabou Harbour Road and of the Cape Mabou Highlands near its junction with the Cèilidh Trail (Highway 19). In fall, it is especially so, as there are a number of individual trees that are gorgeously coloured along the route (one of which appears as the seventeenth photo in this essay) and the hillsides seen rising above and in the distance are multi-coloured mosaïcs of great beauty.