Upper Southwest Mabou Road

Upper Southwest Mabou Road
Photo 12 of 25: Upper Southwest Mabou Road
Taken 2007 October 15 from the Upper Southwest Mabou Road
2.7 km (1.7 mi) from Long John’s Bridge over the Southwest Mabou River in Upper Southwest Mabou
GPS 45°57.86?'N 61°24.17?'W

The Upper Southwest Mabou Road connects Port Hood, passing through Glencoe Station, home of John Allan Cameron, to the Glencoe Road, which starts at Long John’s Bridge in Upper Southwest Mabou and continues on through Glencoe Mills to end at the Whycocomagh Road. It is another of the beautiful back-country roads, worth a drive at any time of the year for its views of the forest and occasional long-range views of the hills above Glencoe Mills, known, I am told, as the Creignish Hills, even though they are a considerable distance from Creignish.

This photo was taken in a misting rain with next to no sun, but the colours of these gorgeous trees caught my eye and I just couldn’t pass them by without taking their photo, sun or no sun. The post-processed form of the original photo brings out the beauty of their foliage and is much closer to conveying what I saw, albeit in much darker light than seen here. Alas, when I returned there a few days later under a full sun, the reds had lost their brilliance and no longer caught the eye as they did on this distinctly unsunny day.