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From Halifax Airport

From Halifax Airport, leave the airport and take the exit that says “ Truro or Cape Breton” - don’t take the exit to Halifax. From Halifax take Hwy 102 and follow the signs for the airport. From New Brunswick just follow the signs to Cape Breton or Truro.

Go past the towns of Truro, Pictou and New Glasgow and follow the directions to Antigonish. In Antigonish you will go through three sets of traffic lights. (Yes, the only lights on 4000 miles of the Trans Canada Highway are right here – we’re ‘privileged’! Actually, it’s a long story of contorted local politics!.) After the second set of lights you will see the university campus on your left.

From the University continue along the TransCanada Highway towards Cape Breton for about 8kms. You’ll soon see a sign for the South Side Harbour Road and a small bridge with a flashing yellow light (if you see a restaurant called Mother Webs on your right you’ve gone too far by about 200 meters/yards.) Turn left at the flashing light (right after the bridge) onto the South Side Harbour Road. Be careful because it’s a dangerous left turn onto oncoming traffic. From the turnoff onto the South Side Harbour Road the driveway to Dar ix-Xemx is exactly 8kms (5 miles) away. Drive down the South Side Harbour Road – at eight kilometres you’ll see a few houses and a green sign for a driveway on your left. The sign will read Aveline Avenue (it’s actually just a gravel driveway). My name Galea is on one of the 2 or 3 mailboxes (depending on the winter storms).

For the Bishop’s Cottage

Just drive past the Aveline Avenue sign and turn left onto the first driveway - look for the 1661 Civic Number.

For the Carriage House

Turn left onto Aveline Avenue and drive half way down. Park in the gravel parking spot on your left. The boardwalk (built by some lovely former guests!) leads straight to the cottage. (If you’d like a building project while you’re here just let me know!)

For Dar ix-Xemx

Turn left onto Aveline Avenue and go all the way down the curvy driveway. The entrance to Dar ix-Xemx veers off from the left just before it starts getting really steep (about 250 meters/yards) down. You can’t miss it. But if you do you’ll know, for you’ll end up in the water! J In winter, if the driveway is icy you should park at the parking spot just before you get to the house. At all other time just pull into the circular driveway in front of the house.

For the Quarterdeck

Turn left onto Aveline Avenue and go all the way down the curvy driveway. Winding past Dar ix-Xemx untli you reach the water.

For Seabright Cottage

From Halifax Airport, leave the airport and take the exit that says “ Truro or Cape Breton” - don’t take the exit to Halifax. From Halifax take Hwy 102 and follow the signs for the airport. From New Brunswick just follow the signs to Cape Breton or Truro.

Go past the towns of Truro, Pictou and New Glasgow and follow the directions to Antigonish. In Antigonish you go through three sets of traffic lights. After the second set of lights you will see the university campus on your left. Continue past the lights to a third set of lights. It is here that you turn left onto Church St – you will see our local mall on the right. This might be a good time to stock up on groceries and liquor (both available at the combined Sobey’s/Liquor Store at the mall.)

Continue down Church St until you get to a T intersection – you’re now at our Main St. Turn right and follow Main St until the it curves past the train tracks and up a hill (hospital on left). Continue along this road (Hwy 237) for about 8 kilometres (5 miles) until you see a sign for Seabright. Slow downs and veer off to your right – you’re now on a gravel road. Continue along this road for about 2kms (1.5 miles) – then turn right up the driveway to the property. The civic number for the driveway is “400” – go up the steep driveway and abandon the car anywhere by the house. Don’t forget to leave the keys in the ignition so you won’t lose them! The house should be open for you.

Please note that if you’re lost you need to ask for the “Wunn’s” cottage (not Chris’ cottage!) – the owners are a US/German family from New Jersey.

The phone number at the cottage is 902 863-0574. Local calls are free – long distance calls can be charged to a calling card or to one of the cards that can be purchased at most convenience stores.