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Cape Breton Island

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CAPE BRETON ISLAND (R4x32) 4C set John Drewry Summer Collection 88
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s Set&Rotate:-
' Set, rotate singly and dance on 1 place clockwise, change places RH on sides and dance on 1 place to own sides. 2143
9-16 1s and 4s dance out ends, cast back to 2nd/3rd places, 1M+4L and 1L+4M in prom hold dance round (Men LSh to LSh) ¾ to face up/down
17-24 1M+4L dance LSh reel of 3 across with 2s and 1L+4M with 3s to end 24(1)(3)
25-32 All circle 8H round and back

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


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Cape Breton Island is an island on the Atlantic coast of North America. It likely corresponds to the French word "Breton", referring to Brittany and is part of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada.

The Cabot Trail is a highway and scenic roadway in northern Victoria County and Inverness County on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada.

The route measures 298 km (185 mi) in length and completes a loop around the northern tip of the island, passing along and through the Cape Breton Highlands. It is named after the explorer John Cabot who landed in Atlantic Canada in 1497, although most historians agree his landfall likely took place in Newfoundland and not Cape Breton Island.

Premier Angus L. MacDonald attempted to re-brand Nova Scotia for tourism purposes as primarily Scottish and, as part of this effort, created both the names Cape Breton Highlands and Cabot Trail. Construction of the initial route was completed in 1932.

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Cape Breton Island - NASA Landsat Photograph


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