From the road at the head of the breakwater-enclosed cove, photo #1 looks to the southeast across Big Rorys Cove to Big Rorys Point at the centre of the photo. The Creignish Hills are at the far left; were it a clearer day, the mainland would be visible at the right across St Georges Bay. Few people were around at noon on a Sunday, a day of rest for the lobster fishermen whose boats are arrayed around the harbour; at this point, the lobster season had only another week to go before Landing Day, when all the lobster traps in this area are brought back to land.
Photo #2 was taken from the north end of the harbour, looking north along the shore to Katies Point. The cliffs here are typical of those which line the eastern shore of St Georges Bay, a mixture of rock and easily eroded soil. Some spruce bark beetle damage can be seen in the trees at the centre and the right; hardly any place in Cape Breton has escaped it.
Photo #3 shows Henry Island and its lighthouse out in St Georges Bay. The straight-line distance from the harbour to the lighthouse is 6.9 km (4.3 mi). When seen from above, its shape reminds me of that of the state of New Hampshire, but flipped on its vertical axis and somewhat distorted. It measures 1.8 km (1⅛ mi) north-to-south and 844 m (½ mi) east-to-west. For information about the lighthouse and several photos of it and Henry Island, see this web site. Port Hood Island View Boat Tours offers tours of the area and a visit by zodiac to the lighthouse itself; I certainly enjoyed the afternoon I spent there, cloudy though it was that day.
Photo #4 shows a bunch of buttercups intermingled with red and white clover growing along the sandy shore west of the harbour. Hardy plants in a very exposed and not very fertile location!
Photo #5 looks across at Big Rorys Point with the mountains on the mainland across St Georges Bay visible through the haze in this photo.
Photo #6 looks to the left of photo #5 at the shores of Big Rorys Cove and the Creignish Hills beyond. Those who have hiked the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail (the Railway Trail) in this area, known as Little Judique Ponds, will have gone along the shore of Allan Iains Pond and seen Gillis Pond (as well as McKays Pond further south) not far off; Allan Iains Pond and Gillis Pond both empty into Big Rorys Cove along the shores seen in this photo.