Day 7: Peggy’s Cove, Mahone Bay, and Lunenburg
Peggy’s Cove has been on my Bucket List for a long time, and I can now cross it off!
Peggy’s Cove is a quaint little village at the mouth of St. Margaret’s Bay. The Lighthouse is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world. The coastline surrounding it is very rugged.
Very near Peggy’s Cove is a memorial for the victim’s of the Swissair Flight 111 Crash in 1998. It is a very sobering spot, on the granite rocks looking out to the ocean.
After we left Peggy’s Cove, we drove to Mahone Bay, another quaint little fishing town. The entire town was celebrating the Scarecrow Festival.
These are not your typical scarecrows normally found watching over gardens. Most homes and businesses had scarecrows representing anything from musical acts, storybook characters, television characters, themes representing the business, and even a tea party.
Mahone Bay also has some beautiful churches.
And did I mention that Mahone Bay just happened to have a Quilt Show the Day we were there? I’ll save those pictures for another post after I get home.
As you can probably tell, it was another gray day, so the pictures are all a little dull. The next town we drove to was Lunenburg. Oh my – it was so colorful! And built on a hill, so you can really appreciate all the colors.
It was late afternoon when we arrived here, so we didn’t have much time to do anything other than pop into a couple of the shops. I can honestly say that we’ve done our best to stimulate the economy of Nova Scotia!!
Day 8: Halifax
This is the longest vacation I’ve ever taken, and I have to confess that I’m getting tired and thinking of home. Today was another rainy windy day for us, so we tried to find indoor activities in Halifax. We spent some time in the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, which was quite interesting. They have a special exhibit about the Titanic, as Halifax is where many of the victims were brought as they were recovered from the sea.
We also got to tour the Acadia, a ship that was used for chart making for 56 years in the northern waters.
We learned that Halifax has the second largest natural harbor in the world. It was carved out by glaciers, and because there is no sand anywhere, it does not have to be dredged like many harbors. Do you know where the largest natural harbor is?
And remember when I mentioned the friendly people here? One gentleman was selling peaches, and he had one cut up to encourage people to sample it. As it was quite tasty, I asked if we could purchase only one or two, not a container full. He said “No, but I could give you one”, and then proceeded to look for two peaches that were ripe for eating right away. Nice!
As the rain and wind continued to worsen, we decided to call it a day, and return to the hotel. We got a chance to read, and dh took a little snooze. He continues to be just fine, with no ill effects of his little episode a couple of weeks ago.
On the road again tomorrow…….Sunny