This essay begins with three photos of Cape Mabou taken from some distance away. The first is this wide-angled view from the Broad Cove Marsh Road, looking south towards Cape Mabou, which runs from left to right across the centre of the photo. Foot Cape lies somewhat left of the centre of the photo, Broad Cove Banks lies somewhat right of the centre of the photo, and Sight Point is at the right of the photo. Inverness village, which is just to the north of and outside Cape Mabou, lies along the coast near the centre of the photo. The Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History’s description of Cape Mabou as a “knoll” that I quoted in the introduction to this essay is here seen as having some validity, at least from a distance, for Cape Mabou rises above its surrounding terrain very like a knoll. Closer up, of course, it reveals itself to actually be rugged mountainous terrain.
The Broad Cove Marsh Road begins roughly 4 km (2.5 mi) north of Inverness village, at its southern junction with the Cèilidh Trail (Highway 19). After passing St Margaret of Scotland Church, on whose grounds the annual Broad Cove Scottish Concert is held on the last Sunday of July, it follows the coast north to rejoin the Cèilidh Trail just outside Dunvegan. There are fine views from this road (it is paved to the church and gravel thereafter) and not only of Cape Mabou!