Peggy’s Cove.

I’ve seen Peggy’s Cove in photographs and books many times, so it was an obvious addition to my bucket list for my visit to Canada. 

We set out this morning from Halifax in misty rain, but it didn’t dampen my spirits. I observed that moody skies and a bit of rain kind of suited this part of Nova Scotia, although I’m not really sure why. 

We stopped at some picturesque places along the way, enjoying the scenery provided by little bays and inlets and the vivid Autumn colours of the trees along the road.  Little white churches, boats, rustic cabins, ponds and rocky outcrops provided stimulus for plenty of conversation as we drove. 

 As we drove into Peggy’s Cove there were so many delightful things to see that it was hard to know where to start.  

We almost overlooked a stunning view over the Atlantic Ocean, but I was so glad Sean noticed that there was something at the end of the Visitor Centre car park. It was a bench, perfectly placed for contemplation. 


We turned our attention to the village itself, situated right on the cove. It’s incredibly pretty. Piers, boats, and typically maritime buildings combine to create a gorgeous view.  It’s quite serene, despite the presence of numerous tourists and the cars and buses in which they arrived.

We proceeded up the hill to Peggy’s Point Lighthouse. Perched on a rocky outcrop, the lighthouse stands stark and white, capped with emphatic red, against the natural environment. 


It is yet another magnificent view in this most beautiful place. Peggy’s Cove is highly memorable, and definitely worth the drive. 


One thought on “Peggy’s Cove.

  1. Reblogged this on An Aussie Maple Leaf, adrift on the wind… and commented:

    A year ago today, Sean and I travelled down the coast of Nova Scotia from Halifax to Peggy’s Cove, and then across the province to the Bay of Fundy and the tiny township of Hall’s Harbour.
    It was such a magical day for us both – dreams realised, memories made, and lots of laughter and surprises along the way.

    I decided to re-post the blogs from that day, just to share with even more people how special the day was.

    You’re welcome.


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