Sunday, November 8, 2009

Halifax, Nova Scotia October 20

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!


Sheila said...

I just wanted to welcome you to my home province of Nova Scotia and so glad you had a nice tour . It looks like your day at Peggy's Cove was really nice , it can be rather nasty there . Take care .

Potpourri said...

Ciad Mille Failte there is so much more of Nova Scotia that you should see. I am glad that you did visit our wonderful province. Please come again

Rosa Robichaud said...

Isn't Peggy's Cove incredible?!??! I just love it there! Honestly, you can't take a "bad" picture there - it's just so pictoresque!

As for the "pasty"... nope, never had it before. Will have to try and grab one, next time I'm in Nova Scotia!