Welcome to week 244 of Travel Photo Thursday. The week here has been nothing short of intense. Settling into a new job that involves getting to know over a hundred personalities is no easy task. Enough of that!We’re heading to Nova Scotia this week, at least virtually, and specifically, to the iconic Peggy’s Cove.
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Whether you’re standing on the rocks at Peggy’s breathing in the distinctive smell of the North Atlantic, or admiring the quaint village harbor lined with pretty as a picture fishing boats, time will stand still, at least for a few moments. Sadly there is a dark side to Peggy’s Cove. Every year there are deaths or close calls as visitors get swept off the rocks into the frigid waters. Many people pay little heed to the warning signs, and don’t understand the meaning of rogue waves. One of the latest tragedies has the government rethinking how to keep visitors safe. I’m sceptical that this will happen immediately, but there is talk of erecting fences to keep visitors out of harms way. I cannot imagine a barricaded Peggy’s Cove, and here’s hoping that the government will find more innovative and visually appealing ways to protect those who want to experience the beauty and inspiration she has to offer.
These views should never have to compete with a fence.
Hard to imagine artists having to compete with fences. More of Peggy’s artists.
The inlet at Peggy’s Cove Village…The calm waters ‘trick’ visitors into thinking that all is safe. However, rogue waves are tricky beasts, and there is no warning. Here one second, gone the next, comes to mind.
I wonder what artist Andrew deGarthe would have to say about barricades at Peggys. Famous for carving the granite memorial honouring Nova Scotia fisherman, he’s probably rolling over in his grave at the mere mention.
Have you ever visited Peggy’s Cove? What do you think of the fence/barricade idea?
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