Travel Photo Thursday — July 8th, 2013 — A Nova Scotia Icon

Posted by on Jul 10, 2013 in Canada, Destinations, Nova Scotia | 32 comments

Welcome to another week of Travel Photo Thursday.  I’m home in Nova Scotia, and enjoying every moment. In typical Nova Scotia fashion, the weather is versatile. One moment it’s scorching hot  and in a blink of an eye we’re back in the deep freeze 🙂 My Internet access is quite limited at the moment, so my apologies if I don’t catch up with your blogs until I am back in Korea. At the moment I have an old friend visiting from Toronto, and yesterday we headed off to Lunenburg and Peggy’s Cove. Pouring rain in Lunenburg, but mother nature allowed for a some shots at Peggy’s Cove. I’m sharing my favorite shot from the day.  A gentle reminder…please leave a comment after linking, and remember to add a link to Budget Travelers Sandbox on your post.

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 Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse…A Nova Scotia icon

The sky was gray, but the clouds and the sun struggling to make an appearance added some drama to the shot. 


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Have you visited Peggy’s in your travels?


I am posting early, because I don’t know when I’ll have time to connect tomorrow.


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  1. Beautiful and dramatic shot, Nancie. I visited Peggy’s Cove with my parents when I was about 13. Photos like this are pulling me to get back again.

  2. I really do like the moodiness of that shot. It looks like a classic lighthouse that I hope to see in person one day. Glad you’re enjoying your home visit. Here in Texas, we’re just getting the scorching hot.

    • I was lucky to have the clouds. If they hadn’t been there, it would have been a very dull flat shot.

  3. Beautiful lighthouse shot! It’s dramatic indeed.
    Enjoy the visit with your friend and the rest of your time at home.

  4. Love this shot, Nancie! It’s great to hear that you are having a wonderful vacation at home. I’ve seen a few pictures of Peggy’s Cove and the lighthouse but always with the sun shining. This picture does create a different mood. I’ve long wanted to explore this part of Canada. Have a great time!

  5. I adore this shot. It’s feels so moody

    • Thanks Densie. I am always amazed at what a few clouds and a sunbeam can do to an otherwise dull shot!

  6. There is a certain aura about this shot – not melancholy but not quite a bright happy shot (reminds me of Mt. Baker taunting me 🙂 )

    • HaHa Jackie! I hope you get to see Mt. Baker one of these days in the sunshine!

  7. Great shot, Nancie!
    Have a great vacation, once in a while it’s good to take little break from Internet (^_^)

  8. Between you and Leigh, I’m reading about and seeing a lot of Peggy’s Cove. Need to add it to my list! Thanks for sharing your photos. Enjoy your moments of disconnection.

  9. We have not been to Peggy’s. That is a very theatrical shot. I like the clean feel of the land and the dramatic sky. It looks like a sunbeam is about to shine right onto the lighthouse.

    • Thanks, Jan! Do come and visit. The best time is summer (usually!) and the fall. Right now, summer weather is being severely rationed by Mother Nature!!

  10. I think sometimes it’s good to take a break from the Internet and enjoy your time with family 🙂 Beautiful shot!

    • Hi Salika! Yes, nothing like a break to recharge the batteries.

  11. Peggy’s Cove is definitely on for our next visit in Nova Scotia 🙂

  12. Definitely a “cool” shot!

  13. I love lighthouse and this shot definitely has a interesting quality, thanks to the clouds

    • Hi Jessica. Yes, I thought the clouds turned the shot from blah to great!

  14. I love atlantic canada, especially the rugged scenery and celtic influence. you practically trip over good music in nova scotia in the summer.

    • Yes. there is so much great music here. Last night I heard some great Jazz at the Halifax Jazz Festival. It was the last night and FREE!

  15. That is a dramatic shot! I love it. Amazing that it can go from scorching hot to freezing. The lighthouse just pops out of this shot. Thanks for hosting the link up! Finally got a chance to comment as we’re on the move in Malaysia with kids.., not much time to stop and think. 🙂

  16. Some how I couldn’t find your post last week, so I am linking late.
    I hope you continue to enjoy your travels.

  17. Nancie:
    Peggy’s Cove makes a big impression for such a tiny place. I love how you captured the stormy mood that lighthouses are built for. In particular, the lighter aura around the lighthouse itself adds a classic enduring element to the picture. I’m missing the lobster rolls already!


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