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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
June 15, 2010
From journal Halifax, My Home
March 13, 2008
From journal Out n About in Nova Scotia
by Sandy Goes
Staten Island, New York
October 1, 2007
From journal Cruising on the Queen Mary II-Labor Day Holiday
Cooper City, Florida
July 31, 2007
Peggy’s Cove is a small quaint village about a half hour’s drive from Halifax. There you will see a small fishing village with rocky shores and a lighthouse. You can walk to a small cove where lobster and fishing boats dock.There is a large gift shop and restaurant.
The Swissair Flight 111 Memorial is about 1/2 mile northwest of Peggy’s Cove on the main road. I visited early in the day, around 9am, and saw more fog than scenery. It did clear a bit later. The drive to the area and it’s unique beauty make this a worthwhile destination.
For more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peggys_Cove,_Nova_Scotia
From journal Nova Scotia in July
Mineola, New York
May 21, 2007
From journal A Week in Halifax
September 10, 2006
From journal Road Trip Part I - Still in NS
by tracey duggan
September 30, 2005
Peggy's Cove may well be the most photographed location in Canada. It is a small picturesque fishing village (population 120) that surrounds a narrow ocean inlet, which provides safe haven for boats during the Atlantic's rough weather. A lighthouse built on the large smooth wave washed granite rocks is the crowning feature of this beautiful Atlantic cove. A large parking area has been blended in near the lighthouse for visitor access and during mild weather; you can walk over the huge boulders to enjoy the splendid view in all directions.
One could drive to Peggy's Cove by turning south on Route 333 at Upper Tantallon or follow the signs westerly from the Halifax Armdale Rotary. The Rotary is at the head of the North West Arm not too far from downtown Halifax. Drive out on St. Margaret's Bay Road for 3 kilometers (1.6 miles and then turn west on Prospect Road for about 40 kilometers (25 miles) all the way to Peggy's Cove.
Once there, you have arrived at a photographer's mecca, especially on a bright sunny day (luckily it was a sunny day for us, however, I hear from other people who have visited, that is tends to be quiet foggy there most of the time!) Inspiring sights are found everywhere, such as the brightly painted buildings, the weathered fishing piers, the fleet of fishing boats at dockside, the restaurant/gift shop/post office and finally that photographer's delight, the famous Peggy's Cove Lighthouse.
From journal The Beautiful Peggy Cove
July 21, 2003
The town has something like a population of 29, so that a bus load of people more than doubles the population. We were one of about 15 buses. The town is quaint. It is built around a little cove and the other end is on the Atlantic. It was July 2nd and the temp was about 45 degrees F (about 8 degrees C) with a good 25mph breeze. There are lots of spots to get very nice pictures. There is a small gift shop that got pretty crowded with people trying to get out of the cold. They probably made a bundle selling sweatshirts alone.
Even with all of the problems, this was a good excursion. Just make sure that you are prepared for the weather.
From journal Canada in the early summer
Cork, Ireland, Germany
June 3, 2003
The origins of the village name seems to have gotten lost, the mundane explanation being that it's an abbreviation of "Margaret", and this is the first cove off the Bay. A more romantic version describes the rescue of a sole survivor of a shipwreck, a damsel named "Peggy", who washed up on the rocks during a hurricane and stayed to marry a local bachelor. Today only about 60 souls live there and they live of fishing and running souvenir shops. It certainly is worth a trip in the view out onto the ocean is amazing. You can walk on the huge rocks that spread along the shore.
From journal St. joh journal1
by Re Carroll
Abbotsford, British Columbia
December 1, 2000
From journal Happy in Halifax