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The two RV Gypsies at Peggy's Cove
a.k.a. Peggys Cove
in Nova Scotia, Canada
- September 3, 2011

Peggy's Cove is a small rural community located on the eastern shore of St. Margarets Bay in Nova Scotia's Halifax Regional Municipality. Peggy's Cove is 43 kilometers 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, a name also shared with Peggy's Point, immediately to the east of the cove. The village marks the eastern point of St. Margaret's Bay. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peggys_Cove,_Nova_Scotia

Peggys Cove - a prime attraction
Peggy's Cove is one of the busiest tourist attractions in Nova Scotia and is a prime attraction on the Lighthouse Trail scenic drive. The community's famous lighthouse marks the eastern entrance of St. Margarets Bay and is officially known as the Peggy's Point Lighthouse.
the Atlantic Ocean at Peggys Cove

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

Peggy's Cove has a classic red-and-white lighthouse still operated by the Canadian Coast Guard. The light station is situated on an extensive granite outcrop at Peggy's Point, immediately south of the village and its cove. This lighthouse is one of the most-photographed structures in Atlantic Canada and one of the most recognizable lighthouses in the world.

history bookThe first lighthouse at Peggy's Cove was built in 1868 and was a wooden house with a beacon on the roof. At sundown the keeper lit a kerosene oil lamp magnified by a catoptric reflector (a silver-plated mirror) creating the red beacon light marking the eastern entrance to St. Margarets Bay. That lighthouse was replaced by the current structure, an octagonal lighthouse which was built in 1914. It is made of reinforced concrete but retains the eight-sided shape of earlier generations of wooden light towers. It stands almost 50 feet high. The old wooden lighthouse became the keeper’s dwelling and remained near to the current lighthouse until it was damaged by Hurricane Edna in 1954 and was removed. The lighthouse was automated in 1958. Since then, the red light was changed to white light, then to a green light in the late 1970s. Finally to conform to world standards the light was changed to red in 2007.

The lighthouse used to contain a small Canada Post office in the lower level during the summer months serving as the village post office where visitors could send postcards and letters. Each piece of mail received a special cancellation mark in the shape of the lighthouse. However Canada Post closed the lighthouse post office in November 2009 citing mold growth as a safety hazard.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peggys_Cove,_Nova_Scotia

Here are more photos of the Lighthouse at Peggy's Cove followed by the amazing granite outcrop of boulders plus the Atlantic Ocean.
the Lighthouse at Peggy's Cove
the Lighthouse at Peggy's Cove
the Lighthouse at Peggy's Cove
the Lighthouse at Peggy's Cove
the Lighthouse at Peggy's Cove
the Lighthouse at Peggy's Cove
the Lighthouse at Peggy's Cove
the Lighthouse at Peggy's Cove
The two RV Gypsies carefully explored the granite outcrop on Peggy's Point around the lighthouse. There are numerous signs warning of unpredictable surf (including one on a bronze plaque on the lighthouse itself). Several incautious visitors each year are swept off the rocks by waves, sometimes drowning.
Lee Duquette checks out the waves in the Atlantic Ocean
Lee Duquette checks out the waves in the Atlantic Ocean
Lee Duquette checks out the waves in the Atlantic Ocean
Lee Duquette checks out the waves in the Atlantic Ocean
Lee Duquette checks out the waves in the Atlantic Ocean
Lee Duquette checks out the waves in the Atlantic Ocean
waves in the Atlantic Ocean
waves in the Atlantic Ocean
waves in the Atlantic Ocean
waves in the Atlantic Ocean
Lee Duquette checks out the waves in the Atlantic Ocean
Peggys Cove
waves in the Atlantic Ocean
This area was especially colorful
an especially colorful at Peggy's Cove
an especially colorful at Peggy's Cove
an especially colorful at Peggy's Cove
an especially colorful at Peggy's Cove
Lee Duquette at Peggy's Cove
Lee Duquette at Peggy's Cove
granite boulders at Peggys Cove

Lee Duquette decided to get closer to the Atlantic Ocean, yet kept at a safe distance.

Lee Duquette decides to get closer to the Atlantic Ocean
Lee Duquette decides to get closer to the Atlantic Ocean
Lee Duquette decides to get closer to the Atlantic Ocean
Lee Duquette decides to get closer to the Atlantic Ocean
The Atlantic tide runs about 4 to 6 feet. The ocean temperature ranges between 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer and falls to between 33 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter. The ocean moderates the air temperature over the land year round.
waves in the Atlantic Ocean
waves in the Atlantic Ocean
waves in the Atlantic Ocean
waves in the Atlantic Ocean
waves in the Atlantic Ocean
more views of the Lighthouse at Peggy's Cove
the Lighthouse at Peggy's Cove
the Lighthouse at Peggy's Cove
the Lighthouse at Peggy's Cove
the two RV Gypsies at Peggy's Cove
the Lighthouse at Peggy's Cove
the two RV Gypsies at Peggy's Cove
The two RV Gypsies noticed cobwebs between the rocks
A Lady playing bagpipes
cob webs
bagpipes
Today, Peggy's Cove is primarily a tourist attraction, although its inhabitants still fish for lobster, and the community maintains a rustic undeveloped appearance
lobster boats
an old red schoolhouse
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