Sunday, August 23, 2009

Peggy's Cove and Nova Scotia

Hurricane Bill passed by our location in West Halifax today, leaving a lot of rain and wind in his wake. No major problems for us, just a day off -- the nor' easterners in Maryland were more nerve wracking than Bill turned out to be. The rain started around 9 a.m., and finished around 3 p.m. We made the right decision moving inland -- the wind was a lot higher on the shore, and the water accumulated on the lower elevations. Tomorrow we will resume our trip.

There are two memorials in the area worth mentioning -- first, SwissAir Flight 111 crashed off the coast of Nova Scotia on September 2, 1998, 5 miles from shore. Our campground was used as a staging area for rescue/recovery teams:

And second, on April 15, 1912, the HMS Titanic sank 400 miles south of Newfoundland. Many of the recovered bodies were buried in Halifax -- the granite markers show the names where known, or a number where the deceased could not be identified:

And here are some additional pictures of the lovely Peggy's Cove and surrounding area. The lighthouse is the smallest post office in Canada!

1 comment:

Diana said...

How'd you get the bagpiper to pose for you? Great shot!