St Anns Harbour from Jersey Cove

St Anns Harbour from Jersey Cove
Photo 33 of 34: St Anns Harbour from Jersey Cove
Taken 2009 March 26 in Jersey Cove from Highway 312 just south of the Jersey Cove Road
GPS 46°18.478'N 60°33.752'W

This photograph is copyright © 2009 by James D. Steele,
remains the sole property of the photographer,
and has been used here with explicit permission.

Taken from the north end of Jersey Cove, this view to the south looks at an ice-clad St Anns Harbour. Murray Mountain sits at the far right, descending to Price Point right of centre. Kellys Mountain is at the far left, along the base of which the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 105) runs southwards towards Baddeck. The prominence to the left of Price Point on the distant shore is unnamed on the maps I have. The profile of MacLeods Point below Goose Cove is superimposed as a slightly darker colour on that prominence well below it; there are marvellous views of the outflow of the North River and of Murray Mountain from near there on the Cabot Trail.

Except for all of the surrounding mountains and for the lack of islands off shore, this photo recalls deeply embedded memories of such scenery in the winter along the St Lawrence River where I grew up. In particular, the snow/ice coating sticking to the sides along the protruding pier and the snow drifts beside it are seen all along the River there. And the cloudy bright day with haze in the air above the ice also summons back those memories. Yet this is most assuredly Cape Breton, as the mountains dominating this beautiful scene on all sides so spectacularly attest. Someday, I hope to see this wintry beauty with my own eyes, but for now, this photo will serve as a fine illustration.