Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Travel News: Nova Scotia: Halifax and Peggy's Cove

Yacht's a sail from Halifax Docks

Halifax, the capital city of Nova Scotia, has its old world charm. We walk along the boardwalk with the crowds of people enjoying the sunny day; being entertained by the buskers and a musician or two playing out their favourite tunes. From the dock, a yacht sets sail to the open waters.

Signal Hill, Halifax

We walk to the main street and do the long climb to Signal Hill, the historic site amidst the city surroundings. It stands high above the city. See picture on right.

Swiss Air Flight 111 Memorial Site near Peggy's Cove

On our drive to Peggy’s Cove, we stop at the Swiss Air Flight 111 Memorial site created in memory of the 229 passengers who lost their lives when Flight #111 crashed into the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean, fifteen years ago on September 2, 1998. This site is tranquil and peaceful.

Tim among the smooth rocks at Peggy's Cove

We drive on to Peggy’s Cove; a place of smooth rocks that everyone wants to climb despite all the warning signs of the dangers of doing so. The Lighthouse sits at the high edge of this Cove. It is beautiful and tempting to be on the rocks.

Peggy’s Cove boasts a population of 35. Yes, I didn’t omit any zeros; that’s what the sign says; one restaurant and a couple of souvenir shops.
Maria enjoying the view at Peggy's Cove

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