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Old Posted Oct 21, 2010, 3:01 AM
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Very beautiful set of photography. Talk about your quaint fishing towns. Not a lot of trees in Peggy's Cove. Is that unusual for this part of Nova Scotia?
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Great pictures! I grew up with a romantic view of Cape Cod, where I have an uncle, and the seafaring culture was something that appealed to me. Your pictures capture a that culture from a place that's a little similar to Cape Cod.
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Very beautiful set of photography. Talk about your quaint fishing towns. Not a lot of trees in Peggy's Cove. Is that unusual for this part of Nova Scotia?
Yes, the area around Peggy's Cove is unusual in that it is relatively devoid of trees. Generally speaking the Atlantic coast is very rugged. It's usually rocky, heavily forested, with sandy beaches here and there.

The topography of Nova Scotia can change quiet dramatically over short distances though. Head inland 40 km and you're in a lush valley rich in agricultural bounty. Beyond that are the mud flats of the Bay of Fundy and genteel colonial era towns. The other end of the province (Cape Breton) is characterized by fjords.
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I went to Peggys Cove I think back in 2002 and it was awesome, in fact, all of Nova Scotia was awesome. I think I like the northern part of NS better though, much more wild and the coastline was breathtaking up in Cape Bretton Highlands NP. Awesome pictures, I went to NS sadly when I was much more interested in nature than architecture, wish I could go back now.

I absolutely love all the tide pools though in Nova Scotia, I could spend an entire day just snorkling around on the coast and seeing all the life in the kelp beds and tidal inlets.
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Beautiful shots. I love the one of the colourful ropes, and that sky in the first picture.
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It's a Dunkin Donutless Maine.
It's the Maritimes - there must be a Tim Horton's somewhere nearby!

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I'll take Tim Horton's over Dunkin Donuts.

The coastal areas of Maine & Atlantic Canada certainly are beautiful areas, especially in the summertime!
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Go Flar! Yay for Peggy's Cove! This is a popular place to watch the turbulent sea when storms hit. Unfortunately, more than a few people have failed to heed the warnings and been swept away by rogue waves.
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BLASPHEMY!!! If I wanted stale, bland donuts and half-assed apple juice, I'd go to a Kroger Bakery.
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Nice little thread. love the water reflections.
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Tim Horton's did have, at one time, good donuts.

I wasn't too enthusiastic about going to Peggy's Cove. Without knowing anything about it except the name, I thought it might be just a tourist trap. But since we were in the vicinity, I thought we might as well check it out. It turned out to be a great day. Peggy's Cove really is a very beautiful place and the natural scenery is the draw. The fishing village is quaint, but the eerie treeless landscape and the exposed rocky shore make this spot unique. The huge granite rock formation is so smoothly worn, you appreciate the power of the ocean.

Also, the population of Peggy's Cove is about 46, smallest place I've ever photographed.
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Many, many years ago there was a place as you drove into Peggy's Cove called the Pussy Paws Motel. I wonder if it is still there? - I don't know if it was intentional, but I thought it was the best motel name of all time!
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Many, many years ago there was a place as you drove into Peggy's Cove called the Pussy Paws Motel. I wonder if it is still there? - I don't know if it was intentional, but I thought it was the best motel name of all time!
I believe it was the Pussy Pause Motel and it was a cat kennel where you could leave your cat when you went on vacation.

I always loved the name too.

Great pictures Flar, did you try the gingerbread and ice cream at the Sou'wester Restaurant?
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