Thursday, July 09, 2009

Peggy's Cove

We have been to Peggy’s Cove three times. The first time it was a picturesque little village with the most amazing lighthouse because it was built on huge rock boulders while most lighthouses are on land. The second trip was in late September of 1998 when most of the area was blocked off because artifacts from the Swissair plane were being washed on shore from the accident site nine nautical miles away. July 7 was the third time. It is still a small village but there are many, many tourists who go to see it so it is difficult to get good close up pictures without hoards of tourists.

I have been hurrying to get these blogs on the Internet because I’m not sure that our satellite dish will work in Newfoundland to post them. We take the ferry in the morning from Sydney to Channel-Port aux Basques. If you don’t hear from me for awhile, you know that we can’t get Internet. We can phone friends and relatives but if they don’t have Canada coverage, it is costly for them to phone us.


Jerry and Suzy said...

We are also lighthouse fans, and are anxious to see those on the eastern edge of this continent.

It's OK to have a few foloks in your pictures, but you are right -- hoards of people aren't what you want to photograph!

Thanks for sharing your travels with us.

John and Cathy Robnik said...

I am reminiscing about our trip last year to all the places you are going this year. Peggys cove is my absolute favorite. While you were on PEI did you happen to visit the Vodka distillery the vodka is made from potato we found it very interesting. Will keep checking your blog for updates. safe travels