Sunday, June 14, 2009

Day 2 in Nova Scotia…Peggy’s Cove and Around (a long post!)

Ok, don’t you love this color pattern?!! It’s the carpet outside our room in the hall! It’s a little deeper in color than it looks here…rich looking =)001

002 This is why we’re here! Lloyd has to service his equipment there. See that very LARGE, TALL bridge in the background? Yeah…we have to go over it!003 004

Just breathe…I HATE high stuff like this, it just about sends me into a panic attack! I closed my eyes not long after this!

005 This, oh, just a little side trip because we didn’t turn the way Tomtom said…all those containers,and cranes! WoW!

 

Alrighty then…on to Peggy’s Cove!!

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009Now, you can’t get the full awesomeness of these giant rocks that surround the area…they’re massive! How did they form? Collision of crustal plates beneath the ocean floor forced molten material to the surface, which solidified as greyish-white coarse grain granite.

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015018 See the guy in the upper right corner? Tiny person!…GIANT rocks!!

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Peggy’s Cove restaurant…this is gingerbread with whipped cream…YUM!!

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If you click on the picture it will get a little larger and hopefully you’ll be able to read the story.

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Yes, I like lighthouses!!
Just trying to get all angles for you
and me too.
Temp was 56

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Honest…it’s big!
Ok, so we had to play a little…

dawngrabbinglthouse041Flowers! Growing in the cracks of these boulders!

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While we were here at the docks, we were talking about just what do you do around here?…quite a few small houses with very small yards. “Oh, let’s go up to the Lighthouse and climb on the rocks”…yeah, seems like that would get old quick!
Although we did think what fun the grandkids would have playing on the rocks.
About that time a boat came in and docked…a local family with 2 kids, they got off the boat and as they were walking past us the son who looked about 10 or so said, “hey Dad, can I go play on the rocks?”! We laughed!! They really do just play on them for fun!!

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049  Just one of the hundreds of lobster traps!!

050Whale bone outside a shop.

063  At the age of 70, a local artist started carving this tribute in stone!

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And from here we say good-bye to Peggy’s Cove, an awesome place if you ever get the chance to visit!

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069Before we left the hotel today, Lloyd looked up a Geo Cache…sure enough there was one not far from the cove!
The title was “Pioneer, a grave situation” (or something like that).

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072The marker was just at the edge of the highway, but the coordinates led way back into the trees.
Lloyd looked all around but never found the cache =(  

I went back to the truck and decided that this would be my summer home…one of them, maybe both if I get bored!

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A long post, but I wanted to share so much!! Hope you enjoyed it, sorry I couldn’t include the crashing of the waves and the smell of the salty air!

Thanks for stopping!!

Dawn

15 comments :

Amber (bambi64) said...

Man!! I knew I should have hidden in the back of the truck!! Can't wait to see all the rest of the pictures. Can you bring back any gingerbread?? hehe

Joanne (jojot) said...

fabulous pics.....your pictures take me back there.....I just love that lighthouse.....and isn't Peggy's Cove so quaint and fabulous...you really captured some beauty in the photographs ....I tried to pick a favorite and I just couldn't..... you are doing a wonderful job of recording your trip.....and so kind to let us share.....

continue to enjoy yourself, gf

- dlm. said...

Wow, oh wow, oh wow! I love the ocean, I love lighthouses. Your photographs make me wish that we were there on holiday as well. Hope that you continue to have a good time. Thanks SO much for sharing.

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh it all looks wonderful, Dawn. I love that salt air!
Pass the gingerbread, please. :)

Anonymous said...

What a neat place...glad you could post from away!
Think of us when you see Coffee Crisp bars, hint hint!!
And I wish you could can some of that salty air, too.
Ruth

smallcity said...

Beautiful, Beautiful pictures

smallcity

Keri Lee Sereika said...

WHOA BABYYYYY!!! What GREAT pics...oh I want to come see it with you!!! So glad you are having a good time and seeing such beauty! I hope you go to PEI and can take photos of Green Gables! LOL!!!!!

Mothermark said...

Holy cow girl! YOu are having fun, fun, fun! I am impressed with your strength and how you are holding up that light house! Its remarkable really!

Its like looking through a magazine. Alot of the pictures remind me of ones I have seen of SnoSnots too!

I heard you met, how fun....that was a very good thing! I hope you continue to have fun and I love that you are sharing it all with us! Drive careful.....

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Fabulous photography, Dawn! I have enjoyed looking at your pictures and am glad you are having a good time. I'll take one of those houses, too! :-) Be safe on your travels!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Fabulous pics LM!! Makes me wish I were there!! I LOVE the ocean, and you've gotten some fantastic photos. Love the rustic charm of the area!! And the gingerbread....man...that looks divine!! I think you should mail some to all the CCEEers. If that's too much, the head cheerleader would be fine....*grin*

Elena said...

Thank you so much for sharing all of the pictures, Dawn!

stampqueen said...

Lovin all the great photos!!!! Send me some of that cool weather please - heat index today was over 100 - I cut my morning walk short at 7am this morning because after 1/2 hr. I had sweat dripping off my eyebrows and earlobes - whew!!!!
Love the Lighthouses!!!

Jaspere said...

Wow you pictures are amazing. What a trip.

Cook22 said...

So glad you linked to this from your IC today - loved looking at all those pictures from Peggy's Cove. I'll have to come back and take a better look when the sun stops shining so much!! We always holidayed along the west coast of Irleand - our lighthouses aren't quite as picturesque, nor the houses, but we do big rocks and waves well :D. And gingerbread with whipped cream - yum yum.

Dawn B. said...

These pictures are amazing. You can photograph just as beautifully as you stamp. Give me some of that gingerbread. Yum. I love the lighthouse. Thanks for sharing.