Thursday, July 21, 2016

Peggy's Cove

Right outside of Halifax is Peggy's Cove - a very iconic little fishing village with a beautiful lighthouse.  This day was my favorite of the trip. It was a very brisk, sunny day and perfect for being near the ocean.

You drive through the little village and the lighthouse is a the end of the single road.

There were huge rocks all around the lighthouse.

You could climb all over the rocks, but there were paths in between for the less fool-hardy.

In the little village there were all kinds of shops.  One of them told the story of being the first and only house in the cove.  Others had been made into small stores with jewelry and crafts and locally made art. There was a fishergirl standing on the side of the road selling smoked salmon.  She gave samples and it was out of this world delicious!

There were many great photo opportunities

One of the residents of Peggy's Cove, William E. deGarthe, was an artist.  He had a big stone wall on his property and decided to make it into a mural depicting the life of the fisherman of his village.

This one might become a framed picture on my wall.

or this one.....or both!

Our friend Christine told us about the gingerbread at the S'ouwester....the only restaurant in the cove, and we had to give it a try!

We spent quite a bit of time trying to time the camera shot at just the right time to get the waves hitting the rocks.

1 comment:

Peter Potthoff said...

I want some of that gingerbread !