I have read many postings on Cape Breton Island - thank you for all the information! We are (husband and I) coming out east August 1-17th - but part of the time will be with relatives in Chester NS. From there, we would like to visit Cape Breton Island. Should we make the trip all in one day? From what I've read, I'm thinking to stay in Sydney for 2 days, and to do the Cabot trail for 2 days - but I think it said to do the trip clockwise - how would you recommend? Love the suggestions of places on the water to stay. We would also like to see Bird Island - not sure where that goes from? Thanks in advance!