View from the Englishtown Wharf

View from the Englishtown Wharf
Photo 2 of 25: View from the Englishtown Wharf
Taken 2006 June 28 in Englishtown from the wharf
GPS 46°17.062'N 60°32.545'W

Taken from the Englishtown docks, this view looks straight down St Anns Bay to Cape Smokey and beyond. The cable ferry, seen at the left on its way to its landing in Englishtown, traverses the mouth of St Anns Harbour, connecting Englishtown to Jersey Cove and River Bennet on Highway 312. It provides a significantly shorter route from the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 105) to Cape Smokey than does the Cabot Trail as it winds around St Anns Harbour, though, when the traffic is severely backed up waiting for the ferry, as it sometimes is in the summer time, it may not save you any time; moreover, the views from around St Anns Harbour are well worth seeing.

This view is at water level, whereas the preceding view was from approximately 200 m (655 ft). Here, it is a bit easier to see the low-lying lands below the heights of the Cape Breton Highlands Plateau. This is also more of a wide-angled view, so, even though it was taken 3.5 km (2.1 mi) further north than the previous photo, Cape Smokey appears to be further away.