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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Peggy's Cove ~ South Shore ~ Nova Scotia

According to legend, Peggy's Cove was named after the only survivor of a schooner that ran aground and sank in 1800... a woman named Margaret. Local folk called her "Peggy" and her home came to be known as Peggy's Cove. The original lighthouse was built in 1868 and is one of the most photographed lighthouse in the world. It was amazing to walk out over the rocks and visit.

This was definitely a place of interest for us and was on our bucket list.  Many of our friends had traveled here and we heard a lot of stories as to how charming the little village was and how magnificent the lighthouse was... Their stories were all true!

The lighthouse is definitely one of the major draws to this small community but there is so much more.  It is an actual working fishing village with a year round population of only about 60 permanent residents. 

There are many gift shops and museums in this quaint little village along with the William Edward deGarthe Museum, a famous artist who carved a village scene on a granite wall and did many paintings showing everyday life of Peggy's Cove.

Peggy's Cove is one of the top tourist areas on the South Shore of Nova Scotia and is really a great place to spend the day... Great views ~ Good restaurant ~ Fabulous lighthouse ~ and the deGarthe Museum..  I hope you enjoyed our visit there and you get to see it for yourselves one day.

 Have Fun & Travel Safe


Jeff said...

We love all the pictures and history you provide for us! Continue to have a safe trip!

Rick said...

Thanks for the story about Peggy's Cove as well as the beautiful photos.

That is an area that we simply have to visit one day.

Unknown said...

Love your blog and your positive attitude about everything. We are just starting out as full time RVers and for the last two months have been living in our motorhome beside our business, The Bay Hammock Company, in Seabright, NS. I now realize I was admiring your beautiful motorhome one day when doing laundry at the Wayside. Wish I found your blog sooner - would have knocked on the door :). We close the hammck company for the season in less than two weeks and start our adventure in PEI 2 days later. Have bookmarked the places you recommend there to visit.


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