The Beauty That is Nova Scotia
From Peggy's Cove to Halifax..
From Peggy's Cove, location of a famously photographed lighthouse to Halifax, the capital, Nova Scotia is truly beautiful. It is also a place where the people are friendly and welcoming and deeply rooted in community.
Residents have been known to be very supportive of each other and their fellow man in the wake of the tragic event of 1998, a Swiss Air plane crash in Nova Scotia where over two hundred people perished. A tour guide will remind visitors of this impactful disaster each time a visit is paid to Peggy's Cove, just a few kilometers away from the crash site. Locals at the time helped with search efforts and have never forgotten the sadness of the tragedy. A memorial has been erected and the crash is something often spoken of.
You are definitely prompted to feel a sense of remembrance and reflection when you visit Peggy's Cove. You take a quiet contemplative moment even as you are struck by the beauty of seeing Peggy's Cove for the first time and are prepping your camera to take some shots that you will treasure. There is also a legend that Peggy's Cove is named for the sole survivor a shipwreck that occurred in the early 1800s. Of course this is just legend and there are other thoughts about the origin of the name, such as the naming being influenced by St. Margaret's Bay.
Halifax is the capital city of Nova Scotia, not far from Peggy's Cove. Nova Scotia is a quiet place and Halifax is probably as busy and bustling as it gets, not very much so at all. The lifestyle is truly one to be appreciated and a good place to spend a vacation.