Neil and Lois 50th Anniversary Trip travel blog

Lighthouse at Peggy's Cove

Another Peggy's Cove Lighthouse picture

Another Peggy's Cove Lighthouse picture

Mackeral fisherman at Peggy's Cove, need 4 boats to spread out the...

Fishing harbor at Peggy's Cove

Fishing harbor at Peggy's Cove

Mackeral catch from the fishing boats

Mahone Bay churches and village

Mahone Bay churches and village

Mahone bay churches and village

Blue Nose II coming in from an excursion

On Blue Nose II at Lunenburg

On Blue Nose II at Lunenburg

Beside Blue Nose II at Lunenburg


We got up this morning to a heavy fog and drizzle, we decided to take a chance and drive the 45 minutes to Peggy's Cove. This is supposed to be the most visited and photographed lighthouse in Nova Scotia. We took the back roads to avoid traffic in downtown Halifax. We were rewarded with scenic harbors and the visibility at Peggy's Cove was excellent. This lighthouse was built in the 1850's and built on a barren area that has very few trees and lots of boulders. Not only a very strategic area to build a lighthouse, but also a very scenic place. The little harbor in Peggy's Cove was very colorful and an active harbor. We had seafood chowder at the restaurant for lunch and took way too many pictures. From the lighthouse, we walked through the little harbor and visited the gift shops. We left Peggy's Cove and went farther down the coast through Mahone Bay to Lunenburg. We stopped several times in Mahone Bay and took pictures across the harbor of three magnificent churches with tall steeples. There is quite a story around these three churches, one is Lutheran, one is Episcopal and one is a united church of Presbyterians and Methodists. It seems that the churches have been moved a couple times, when one was moved, the others would follow. All of the town's buildings were colorful and the harbor area was beautiful. From here we drove on to Lunenburg, here we found a very historic town of German descent with several streets of colorful buildings and a long harbor area that had a number of large sailing schooners docked. The famous Blue Nose 11 was also docked here on display for today and tomorrow before it moves to Boston. The original Blue Nose was a famous Canadian racing vessel that won numerous international sail races. Lois and I went aboard the Blue Nose and took several pictures, but a camera cannot do this boat justice. We wish we could have seen it with the sails up. From here we drove back to the campground.

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