A short distance further down the road brings one out along a headland with more fine views, if somewhat inhibited by trees in some directions. The Marble Mountain Road will soon follow the base of North Mountain around that headland and its adjacent islands, which divide the Denys Basin from West Bay, both portions of the Bras d’Or Lake, and then head west along West Bay. So, this is a last chance at views of and across the Denys Basin. MacKenzie Brook marks the boundary between the communities of Valley Mills and Malagawatch, though the central portion of the latter community is around the headland. The views on this page come from the road on the north side of the headland.
Photo #1 looks across MacLeans Cove at North Mountain as it proceeds to thee southwest above the Denys Basin. Most of the surrounding land is unbroken forest, the exception being the lawns seen left of centre along the Cove. Just a gorgeous setting!
Photo #2 is a close-up of the centre portion of photo #1. The folds in the mountain, a bit hard to see, are caused by brooks descending from the lakes on and near the summit of North Mountain.
Photo #3 looks across Denys Basin at the far shore and the highlands behind. The islands and the indentations along the shore make for a long coastline. The light-coloured blob at the far right under magnification is revealed to be a great pile of sand, for what purpose I do not know.
Photo #4 looks north across Denys Basin. The haze has now become sufficiently thick that it is hard for me to say with certainty what one is looking at across Whycocomagh Bay; based on the shapes left of centre on the far shore, my best guess is that this is Whycocomagh Mountain northeast of Salt Mountain, with Logans Glen near the centre of the photo.
Photo #5 shows the Marble Mountain Road below the northernmost portion of North Mountain; the road will curve around it and head west not far down the road, soon reaching the community of Malagawatch. As can be seen, the road was in quite decent shape here.