Travelin' with Sally & Gregg travel blog

Peggy's Cove - tiny town, population 40, beautiful scenery!

Peggy's Cove lighthouse houses a post office with its own postmark

Lunenburg from the deck of the gorgeous wooden schooner Bluenose II

This ship's figurehead is in Lunenburg. We saw many more in Halifax...


We saw the pretty Peggy's Cove this morning, luckily during a short lull in the rain and fog.

Rainy day today so I get some library time...this town looks fascinating so we'll explore it, hopefully in the sun, tomorrow morning. It is a UNESCO site, preserved as North America's best example of a European colonial town with all streets going straight and at right angles even though some are straight up or down some pretty high hills.

This is a shipbuilding town, home of the famous Bluenose fishing schooner whose likeness appears on the Canadian dime; she was lost at sea in 1931 after 10 years of being undefeated in schooner races. We were lucky to find her replica in the harbor and receiving visitors. The young skippers who work on her, sail her and show her were interesting to talk with.



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