Bridget & Joe
We are Joe & Bridget. Our first visit to Cape Breton Island took place in 2005 and we felt in love with this very unique place immediately.
Cape Breton’s charm is captivating. The people are friendly and communicative. The daily rhythm is slower, life has its own speed, it’s all very laid-back and natural. We just love it. At the end of our first vacation, the property was bought and we have been without any doubt: this is the place to be for the rest of our lives.
Back in Germany we planned the future. Over all it took us five years to get ready to move including the immigration procedure (which was the easiest part).
On February 24th 2011 the dream came true. We landed close to midnight together with our dog Lea at Halifax Stanfield Airport.
How to find us:
When crossing the Canso Causway (the dam that connects Cape Breton Island to the Mainland Nova Scotia) you are heading towards Sydney on Route 4. Stay on that road until you reach Sydney. Some GPS’ like to send you via ‘Morley Road’ to Marion Bridge. It’s a gravel road. Ignore that and stay on Hwy 4 towards Sydney! In Sydney: Turn right onto Hwy 125 towards Glace Bay, New Waterford, Louisbourg. Take the next exit (Exit 7) off Hwy 125 towards Marion Bridge/Gabarus, which is Highway 327, the Fleur de Lis Trail. Stay on Highway 327!
After crossing the bridge in Marion Bridge follow the sign ‘Riverbank Restaurant’ (straight ahead) After 4km Mira Spirit is on the right side,