Caravan Sonnet: Peggy's Cove // Nova Scotia, Canada

12/13/17

Peggy's Cove // Nova Scotia, Canada

Happy Wednesday friends! Today I am so excited to continue to share more about my recent trip through New EnglandNew BrunswickPrince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia! I shared before about how one of my favorite parts of the trip was the day we spent visiting Nova Scotia. I truly fell in love with this area and had I to plan the trip again I definitely would have spent more time in this area! Despite the little time I was blown away by the beauty as I drove through this province! Today I am so excited to share with you my favorite stop from this drive- Peggy's Cove! For those who may be planning a similar trip I created this map below for a reference guide:
From Halifax (where we visited the Halifax Citadel) to Peggy's Cove, our second stop in Nova Scotia, it took about an hour and the drive was absolutely gorgeous. I definitely recommend the drive alone. We arrived at Peggy's Cove around noon and we were both stunned at the absolute beauty that surrounded us.
When I was originally planning our trip through New EnglandNew BrunswickPrince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia, I knew that I wanted to see the famous Peggy's Cove Lighthouse. I will be honest that I wasn't even prepared for the beauty and adorable quaintness of the town before you even spend time at the Lighthouse!
We parked and walked around the town for a little bit and took tons of pictures because you felt like you had stepped out into a storybook. The surroundings, the colors, and the water were just breathtaking.
Peggy's Cove (originally named Eastern Point Harbour or Peggs Harbour in 1766) is one of numerous small fishing communities that are located along the Chebucto Peninsula. I was amazed to learn and discover that Samuel de Champlain (Lake Champlain is named after him and so are other beautiful parts of the North East and Canada) also is credited with naming this area supposedly after his mother, Marguerite. 
The village itself was officially founded in 1811 when six families were granted more than 800 acres by the Province of Nova Scotia. While fishing was the main source of their economy, the settlers also used the surrounding lands to farm. In the early 1900s the village grew to about 300 people and supported a schoolhouse, general store, lobster cannery, and church. Boats of all sizes were protected in the cove and this tradition continues to this day.
I had heard that artists and photographers love to visit Peggy's Cove and it was incredibly easy to see why. As I have said before, the beauty that we were met with was just incredible.
Everywhere you turned there was fantastic colors that as an artist your eye was just drawn to - it was truly incredible! 
It was a brief, but it was wonderful and I would definitely recommend it! Stay tuned because next I am sharing about Peggy's Cove Lighthouse which was also unbelievable! I would love to go back someday! If you are planning a similar trip and would like, you can read all of the posts from the trip by clicking on the links below:

NOVA SCOTIA:

Peggy's Cove: //  Peggy's Cove //  Peggy's Cove Lighthouse //  

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