Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Peggy’s Cove

After seeing nothing but trees (and fields) covering most of Nova Scotia, it was like suddenly finding myself in tundra several hundred miles further north.  There are hardly any trees around Peggy’s Cove!  I guess they have a difficult time growing on solid rock?


Hailey was busy keeping the wildlife wild.P8215804P8215805

There was renovations or maintenance going on at the lighthouse.



We encountered a couple of Swissair Flight 111 memorials overlooking the ocean along this stretch of coast.

From there it was only a hop, skip and a jump into Halifax, where we took in a few of the sights while passing through.


After checking out the bridge top and bottom, and learning that the toll was only $1., we headed over it into Dartmouth.P8215869P8215875P8215878P8215872

On the far shore was a ship that must be an auto-carrier as I could see lots of cars driving out of the end, and I’m pretty sure it was not a regular ferry.


And, a ship being dismantled for scrap further down the coast.


Cape Breton next …!


  1. Even though I haven't commented much lately I am truly enjoying the tour of the Maritime Provinces. I have only dreamed of heading in that direction in the distant future but I also know even the best Photos are never the same as seeing it first hand. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. Aw yes, you bring me more memories. Although I've seen Peggy's Cove, I hadn't seen it from the air. Those tall red & white stacks bring back memories as does the bridge from Halifax to Dartmouth. When stationed aboard the H.M.C.S. Saguenay we were anchored for 8 months almost right under that bridge on the Halifax side. The Saguenay was a DDH Destoyer with the 'H' standing for Helicopter. In other words, it was a helicopter carrying destroyer. We had a big hanger deck but no helicopter aboard. Never ever did see one, but hey, I got to see your mighty fine 'chopper' in the air last winter near Bouse, Arizona. Remember that tricky tree landing you showed us......:))

  3. Great photo's. The last time I was in Peggy's Cove was just after the Swiss Air crash and the harbour was chuck full of zodiacs involved in the salvage operation.