Arrived in port to overcast skies but the day cleared up beautifully. Our excursion was a tour of Halifax and the surrounding area of Peggy's Cove fishing village. Also included was a "Hop-On, Hop-Off" pass on the double decker buses that run throughout the city. This way we could get off and explore on our on and have a way back to the ship! The lighthouse at Peggy's Cove rests on rounded granite boulders that has become a symbol of the spirit of coastal Nova Scotia. The impressive rock formations are hundreds of millions of years old, left by eroding glaciers.
Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia. Population 54. One of the busiest tourist attractions in the area. Peggy's Cove is southwest of downtown Halifax and comprises one of the numerous small fishing communities located around the perimeter of the Chebucto Peninsula. The community is named after the cove of the same name. "Peggy" is a nickname for Margaret, and the village may have taken its name from the St. Margaret's Bay where it is situated. However, legend claims a little girl, the sole survivor of a shipwreck during the mid 1800's. became know as "Peggy of the Cove" and eventually the residents named their village after her, "Peggy's Cove".
Jim enjoyed a "Pastie" on the deck of the cafe in the village. It is a flaky, pastry crust that is filled with meat, onions, carrots, potatoes. Delicious!
We then headed back to Halifax. Jim decided to visit "Citadel Hill" and I went to Pier 21, Canada's Immigration Museum and then to Pier 22 for some "tourist shopping"!
We had a great time and a very full day...ready to return to the ship for some rest!
PS: Thrilled to have my passport stamped at Peggy's Cove!