Date Visited: July 9, 2019
I have been looking forward to this part of our trip since we left home over a week ago! Lunenburg and Peggy’s Cove are iconic landmarks of Nova Scotia, and among the most popular destinations for tourists.
Driving along the south shore of Nova Scotia is absolutely beautiful! There are so many places like parks, rest areas, roadside pull-offs, where you can stop and take in the beauty of the sea. We found a wonderful spot to stop and cook our breakfast.
Our first stop of the day is Lunenburg! This quaint little town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, because it is one of the most accurate surviving examples of a British Colonial era town. The buildings are colourful and well maintined. We loved walking on the waterfront and seeing all the fishing boats too.
Peggy’s Cove is about an hour east of Lunenburg. It was everything we expected. The tourists were everywhere! The most photographed lighthouse in all of Canada was magnificent. It was fun wandering around this touristy little town.
After driving further east another 45 minutes, we arrived at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. It was very educational learning what it was like for soldiers and their families in the 1800’s.
After a busy day, it was time to find somewhere to cook some dinner and turn in for the day. We ended up in Cow Bay, NS. Another perfect spot, and another perfect sunset. Who could ask for anything more!
Lunenburg and Peggy’s Cove
A few video clips:
We travelled 216 km today.
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Yours Truly …. Yula