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Family road trip,day two: Peggy’s Cove

I read online that there are over 160 historic lighthouses in Nova Scotia. Some of them are world famous! The one we visited, Peggy’s Cove Point Lighthouse, was built in 1915, and became one of Nova Scotia’s most well-known lighthouses and may be the most photographed in Canada.

Even though the inhabitants are still fishing for lobster, tourism took over fishing and became the main attraction of Peggy’s Cove.  The community preserves the same rustic and undeveloped appearance.

Our plan was to take this trip in July, since we were already accustomed to Canadian weather and were well versed in its many mood swings. We arrived at Peggy’s Cove on a very cold, windy and foggy July morning. To make up for the drab start of the morning, we headed over to “The Sou’ Wester” – a breakfast to dinner restaurant and gift shop. When we arrived at the lighthouse, however, there was no other soul in sight. So we took advantage and took pictures. Lots and lots of pictures. 😉

And the breakfast…

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Next stop: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

To be continued 😉

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Family road trip

In the summer of 2014 we took a family road trip to visit the Maritime: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. There are approximately  one thousand eight hundred kilometers from Toronto to Halifax via Trans-Canada HWY. We decided that two weeks should be enough. One week for Nova Scotia and one week for PEI.We were interested in Cape Breton scenery, Peggy’s Cove  and PEI beaches. We just passed New Brunswick and had our first stop in Moncton, Holiday Inn hotel. After a restful night at the hotel we were ready to reach our destination.

I have to mention that there was only one driver, my hubby. I don’t drive but I had other duties instead: to keep him entertained. For this we had prepared music CD’s and comic books from which I read from time to time.  If my daughter was taking a nap I stayed awake so I could keep him alert.

In Quebec we had some construction areas and we had to take a few detours but once we exited Quebec, the HWY was deserted.

We planned to stay three days in Halifax and visit the surroundings: Peggy’s Cove, Halifax Citadel, Nova Scotia Hall of Fame, Pier 21.

Halifax – day one – Halifax shores. 

After we checked in at Dartmouth, Ocean-view Hotel we headed to walk the Halifax shores.

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It was a very beautiful first day on Halifax shores.

To be continued …