Friday, November 5, 2010

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Nova Scotia

    I had read that Peggy's Cove lighthouse is the most photographed lighthouse in Canada, so I was really excited when I found that an excursion to Peggy's Cove was one of the choices on our fall cruise. Peggy's Cove is located in Nova Scotia just 35 miles from the port at Halifax.
    On the day we arrived in Peggy's Cove the weather was perfect for photographing.  There was a beautiful blue sky with just a few puffy white clouds which made a perfect backdrop for the lighthouse photos.
    Peggy's Cove lighthouse is an octagonal lighthouse of reinforced concreted that is painted red and white.  It is very striking against the bare granite boulders that are everywhere in this region. The current lighthouse was built in 1914 and stands 50 feet high.
The lighthouse is located in the small fishing village of Peggy's Cove.  The village itself is often photographed and is very picturesque.  The photo above is shot from a wooden bridge across the roadway.
I have written a page on my visit to Peggy's Cove and I hope you will stop by for a visit at Peggy's Cove  On this page I share several of my photographs.

Our cruise also had a stop in Quebec City and I found it to be a wonderful city to tour and photograph.  You may read more about it here at Quebec City.

I hope to someday return to Nova Scotia and take more photographs.  When I was on the tour bus I kept seeing wonderful little coves and lots of lighthouses.  I would have loved to be able to stop and take more photographs, a moving bus makes it hard to get good photos.