Saturday, July 9, 2016
Chapter 22 - A visit to Peggy's Landing, Nova Scotia
Peggy's Cove, which is a takeoff and a nickname of the adjacent bay, the St. Margaret's Bay, is by tradition named after the mother of the earliest explorer of the area, Samuel de Champlain who visited here around the year 1608.
While Peggy's Cove and Mahone Bay are both villages located on Nova Scotia's southwestern coastline and both are widely popular as tourist attraction, they are both very much different in style and appearance. Peggy's Cove is much smaller and more rugged, fitting perfectly with one's image of an old English fishing village. Mahone Bay on the other hand is larger and more colorful with fancy gift stores and restaurants with lots of outdoor seating. Visiting both of these villages made today a perfect day for all of us despite the cool temperatures and the overcast skies.
Tomorrow we are all headed to Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island where we hope to view some scenes of its world famous rugged rocky coastline along the Cabot Trail. Until then.