Peggy's Cove ~ August 25th

Went out to Peggy's Cove today ... what a beautiful place but ever so busy, big tourist spot but I bet when everyone goes home it is quite quiet and peaceful place to be.

The land here is all rock, it makes for an interesting way of life ... no farming here ... all the soil is brought in for family gardens.  Even the dead have to be buried further inland.



Peggy’s Cove

This picturesque village and lighthouse are among the most photographed places in Canada.  A romantic folk tale is told about how the Cove got its name.  Young Peggy was travelling to Halifax to meet her fiancé when the ship she was on foundered on the rocks.  She was rescued by local folk, and when visitors went to see her they would say they were going to see “Peggy of the Cove”.

Collision of crustal plates beneath the ocean floor forced molten material to the surface, which was solidified as greyish-white coarse-grained granite.  The rocks have been here for 350 years, give or take a few million; the crustal plates are still moving but no more than a inch a century, and there hasn’t  been a …. hereabouts for 10,000 years.  Enjoy and be careful, especially when venturing on the rocks  Andplease be considerate of villagers private properties.

Peggy’s Cove is home to friendly fishermen, the nearby barrens are controlled conservation area, and the irresistible sea, as it has for millions of years still breaks on the immovable shore.




Peggy's Point Lighthouse
~A Little History

It was decided to erect a light to mark the eastern entrance to St. Margaret's Bay in 1868. While best known as "the Peggy's Cove Lighthouse", it was and remains, officially know as the Peggy's Point Lighthouse as its purpose is to mark the point, not the cove. The cove has its own small light on the government wharf. The first lighthouse was a wooden tower, built atop a keeper's dwelling at the point. It was a red light and used a catoptric reflector (a round silver-plated mirror) to magnify the kerosene oil lamp.



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