What two things come to mind when you think Nova Scotia?
For Me? It’s The Bluenose and Peggy’s Cove.
The Bluenose was a Canadian fishing and racing schooner from Nova Scotia built in 1921. It was a celebrated racing ship and hard-working fishing vessel that became a provincial icon for Nova Scotia and an important Canadian symbol in the 1930s.The Bluenose II, a replica of the Bluenose was built in 1963 as a promotional yacht for Oland Brewery and became Nova Scotia’s sailing ambassador in 1971. The provincial and federal government announced support for a major restoration of the Bluenose II. After many months the Bluenose II returned to the water on September 6, 2013 and will undergo dock and sea trials before being handed over to the province for tourist duty. As of March 2014, the vessel is currently tied up at the Lunenburg Foundry wharf in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
Peggy’s Cove is a small rural community located on the eastern shore of St. Margaret’s Bay which is famous for the Peggy’s Point Lighthouse ( established in 1868) Peggy’s Cove is primarily a tourist attraction, and many artists and photographers flock to Peggy’s Cove, .although its inhabitants still fish for lobster, and the community maintains a rustic undeveloped appearance. The regional municipality and the provincial government have strict land-use regulations in Peggy’s Cove, with most property development being prohibited. There are restrictions on who can live in the community to prevent inflation of property values for year-round residents.
Today was a clear crisp day and since we had an appointment in the city and had to wait a few hours, we decided to take a side trip to Peggy’s cove. It was windy and cold but we had this AMAZING view to ourselves…before all the tourists flock here in the next few months!