When I arrived at Louisbourg, I turned north onto the Louisbourg Highway, intending to head for Albert Bridge, but, when I reached the junction with the Terra Nova Road, I decided on a whim to explore it, as I had not previously driven it. That is probably the wrong way to drive that road; the views in the rear-view mirror were consistently better than those through the windshield, though I did not stop for photos along the way. When I reached its end, I was somewhat bemused to find I had circled back to Louisbourg and even further south than where I had started, but I had seen some interesting back country (including the southeastern end of Devils Hill Road) along the way and will definitely have another go at it the next time I’m in Louisbourg. I then continued on to Albert Bridge and turned on to the Trout Brook Road, which I took to its end in Marion Bridge, turned left onto the Gabarus Highway (Highway 327), and then shortly thereafter turned onto the Grand Mira South Road, where I drove to the church and the cemetery across the road from which the panorama on this page was taken. This is one of the fine vantage points on the Mira River, seen here on a fine summer day looking further south than the views seen here.
Photo #1 looks a bit north of west directly across the Mira River at Grand Mira North and to the hills beyond it; those in the far distance are the East Bay Hills, while those nearer are those unnamed hills which line the western and northern sides of the Mira River. The power lines that connect Point Tupper to Sydney can be seen (barely in this photo, somewhat better in the next) at the horizon marching across the full width of the photos in this panorama. So far as I am aware, the peak in the centre has no name.
Photo #2 looks a bit to the right across the Mira River; the houses and summer homes lining the river bank are more plentiful here. The mixed forest, as in photo #1, is displaying some colour, though several of the hardwood trees still have most of their summer greens; it is likely as well that the distance and lack of direct sun are making the colours a bit less bright than they otherwise might be.
Photo #3 looks yet further to the right; the forest on the sides of the ridge beyond the first ridge look to have more hardwoods in them and hence more colour. The power pylons here stand out somewhat better (starkly in the original) against the sky.
Photo #4 looks further downriver, to where a point is sticking out, forming a small cove on the east side of the river. The trees on this side of the river seem to have lost many of their leaves, as numerous branches are bare. Some red does occur, though the hues are mostly oranges and browns; if the sun were out more strongly, perhaps that perception might change.
Photo #5 looks as far to the north as is possible without being blocked by trees on the east side of the river; here, the hope for bright reds seems dashed—there is no great distance to the trees at the far right, as there is across the river, which is 1.5 km (0.9 mi) wide here, and few reds are to be seen—oranges and greens predominate.