From Marble Mountain, I continued along the Marble Mountain Road through Lime Hill (named for the limestone deposits found there), the Marshes, and into the community of West Bay, a very pretty drive, much of it along West Bay (the water), though trees usually are in the way of good views. At West Bay, which sits on the Head of West Bay Cove at the southwestern end of the West Bay arm of the Bras d’Or Lake, I stopped for the photos seen on this page.¹
Photo #1 looks across a private boat ramp at the Head of West Bay Cove. The houses at the left are along Camerons Road, a portion of which can be seen climbing up the small hill. This view is nearly due east across the southwestern end of West Bay (the water), with South Mountain on the far side. Two points are visible at the right of the photo; the nearer is Kuliks Point and the further is MacIntosh Point, beyond which Dundee is located. Neither of what look to be islands is: each is connected by a sandbar to the land on either side: the passage into the lake is at the centre of the photo between the two.
Photo #2 is a larger-scale view of the left of photo #1. The black sign in the lower right reads “Private Property — Boat Launch”. Clearly, this is a boating community, with two sailboats and several unoccupied mooring buoys as well as a pleasure yacht along the shore. And here, too, plenty of Queen Annes lace to deck out the scene. A lovely place indeed to spend a summer vacation on the water!
Photo #3 looks out at the spit of land connected to the south shore and, across it, to South Mountain beyond. MacIntosh Point is at the far right. With the exception of the field seen left of centre, South Mountain is forested nearly all the way to the base; although the atlas shows one locality up on the mountain, the road leading there is now undriveable by car, so it has not likely been inhabited in a considerable amount of time.
Photo #4 looks across at Kuliks Point, whence the spit of land seen in photo #3 originates. I am unable to make out the symbol on the flag right of centre on the flag pole; the flag is white in colour with a red blob in the centre surmounted by a grey blob. What looks like a road left of centre in the photo is actually a field connected to other fields on either side of its upper end.