Glaciers deposited layers of gravel and sand averaging more than 12 m (40 ft) thick over much of south-eastern Cape Breton with drumlins, large smooth hills of glacial till, being common. Red Cape, and the cliffs above English Cove on which you start, are examples of drumlin being consumed by the sea. The shoreline is indented with small protected bays, such as Capelin Cove and Fox Cove, and these nearly always contain a sand beach, deposits from the eroding drumlins.
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