This is just a question out of curiosity. I noticed in many guidebooks and even here on the forums when discussing traveling the Cabot Trail it's almost always from Cheticamp to Sydney (counter clockwise).
We had planned to tour the trail in the opposite direction - I thought that would be the best way to go since it would mean that the coast line would always be on our side of the road and it seemed like we'd have better scenic driving that way.
Does it matter which direction the trail is traveled? Does one direction offer a better experience then the other or is it all just a matter of personal preference and itinerary?