Monday, July 26, 2010

A visit to Peggy's Cove

It was a busy but wonderful week. My hubby was on vacations so we did a couple of short trips around the area. It was a also my daughter's birthday. I am still recovering from the sleepover party where the girls stayed up until 6:30 am I was told !!! I could hear them giggling at 4:30 .

Saturday we visited one of the well know tourist areas in Nova Scotia. Peggy's Cove is a functioning fishing village of 46 people. The lighthouse and granite rocks draw tons of tourists every year. It was a perfect day to be there, warm but with a breeze off the water.

Before you get to the lighthouse there is this granite monument. It is in memory of those who perished off the shores of Peggy's Cove on SwissAir flight 111 in 1998.

Entering the village of Peggy's Cove.

The famous lighthouse that once housed the only functioning post office in a lighthouse in Canada.

The granite rock landscape is quite interesting.

Unfortuntately the water is like a magnet to tourists ( and locals) . Every year people ignore the warning signs and get caught off guard and swept into the ocean. Most are rescued but some are not so lucky.

This guys was lucky. I was sure he would get swept in.

A little village on the way home.

It is such a picturesque area that I always enjoy visiting.


Katy Cameron said...

Oh wow, that looks so pretty, thanks for sharing! I'd love to get out that way sometime. I've been to Ontario, Montreal, Manitoba and Alberta, and lived in Saskatchewan, but never made it to either coast yet.

Joanne@ Desertmountainbear said...

Wow! what a lovely picturesque place. I would love to visit there. Reminds me of a New England fishing village.

Tammy said...

Oh Katy, you must visit the coast then :)

Joanne, it is even more beautiful in person. But, there are some amazing sights to be seen in your area too ;)

Hugs, Tammy

Lynn said...

Beautiful pictures Tammy!! I see why you enjoy going there.