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Peggy's Cove September 10, 2008

Situated 30 miles or so to the East of Halifax is one of the most photographed sights in Nova Scotia. Peggy's Cove is a fishing village virtually unchanged by the last 100 years.

The geology surrounding the cove is almost surreal. The land was nearly scraped free of soil by the last glaciers, about 20,000 years ago; the cove itself was scoured out by ice and worn smooth by waves. The entire landscape portends the haunting feeling of Canada's most arctic region. As the retreating glaciers melted away, huge boulders, called glacial erratics, were left on the exposed cliffs and granite barrens. Conjure up a picture by Andrew Wyeth for the unsettling feel of nature this raw.

The rock cliffs which form the base for the lighthouse are webbed with fissures and wild flowers. Asters and goldenrods were wind-blown and salt sprayed today, and while many of the plants looked familiar, I have not had time or ability to sort them out.

Forgive the quick posts, which are more a generalized feeling of landscape than an assement of the flora, it is hardly justice for the beauty of this well-known village by the sea.

2008-09-11 00:42:02 GMT
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