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The Beauty That is Nova Scotia

Updated on September 15, 2013

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.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 8 years ago from USA

      Hi Peggy W,

      Peggy's Cove is definitely worth a visit and I would like to return someday soon. I'm glad you like the pics. They are from before I had a digital camera. I scanned them in. Thanks for posting a comment.

      -Journey*

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      Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I liked the photos and descriptions of Peggy's Cove. Would like to visit it someday.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 8 years ago from USA

      Yes Indeed, while I've only visited one time, I think it would be a great place to re-vist and I know the folks love living there. -Journey*

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      The Old Firm 8 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

      I spent some time reading up on Nova Scotia after visiting your hub. A neighbour's ancestors settled in New Zealand, in a place called Waipu (or Waipu Cove, take your pick,) being part of a shipload of Scots who came via Nova Scotia. This would be mid 1800s I haven't checked out the exact details. Their name was McGregor.

      (Waipu is a small farming community in Northland that still has a large number of their residents of Scottish descent. They hold annual highland games, probably called Caledonian Festivals these days.)

      NS seems a great place to live,

      Regards,

      TOF

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 8 years ago from USA

      Thanks Old Firm. Duly noted and corrected.- Journey*

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      The Old Firm 8 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

      I believe you mean that Peggy's Cove is named after the sole survivor of a shipwreck.

      Not even rude Americans can now call Halifax a one horse town. I like your hub,

      Cheers, TOF