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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A Visit to Peggy's Cove and Lighthouse, Nova Scotia

For our second full day in Halifax, we wandered the area south of the city.  The girls didn't like to get started early so we got to Peggy's Cove about 10:AM.  We found it almost impossible to find a parking spot and the place covered with tourists. All of us are very uncomfortable in crowds, so we didn't stay long. We had been driving under a cloudy sky, but before we left the area we started to see clearing skies.  But the good news, is I didn't have many pictures.

Peggy's Point Lighthouse is one of the most iconic of the Canadian lighthouses and the entire town is a historic site.  In years past, there was a little post office in the lower floor of it but it was closed in 2009 as the building is considered to dangerous to be inside of it. I also enjoyed the bagpipe player who was playing for tips just at the start of the path to the lighthouse.


Peggy's Point Lighthouse - also known as Peggy's Cove Lighthouse



The bagpipe player

Another beautiful building well worth visiting was St. John's Anglican Church. I would have like to have spent more time inside.  It is Carpenter Gothic Style and was stunning outside and inside. There were painted panels and some of the windows were of leaded glass.


The church as we saw it from the road



The view of the church from the entrance area


I think this was the only stained glass window

We walked a short trail to enjoy the incoming tide

I found the tide pools interesting


This was a view in the cove - the town still supports a little fishing industry