With the delayed arrival of our yacht owners, our legend captain gave the crew the weekend off to explore Nova Scotia. The chef, Cedric, who is always keen to discover new locations rented a car and rounded up the troops. After a friendly Halifax local suggested we go visit Peggy’s Cove, I reported back to the road trip crew, we sourced a map, invited Frederic our traveling gnome, and set off on our day trip.
Meet our Road trip team (with el natural Canadian mustaches): French chef Cedric, Aussie first mate Ryan, chief stewardess Clancy, our traveling mascot gnome Frederic, me and our sexy rental car, the Dodge!
[Travel tip: Rent cars online as they are usually upgraded when you go collect them…like the Dodge we had that was ama-zing! Leather seats that can be heated, sun roof, aircon, comprehensive AV system and it just looks damn fine 😉 ]
After navigating our way down south from Halifax, we arrived at Peggy’s Cove. This quaint little village reminds me of the Irish coast with Atlantic seas crashing on granite rocks, an iconic lighthouse and local buskers. Down the road is the sweetest little harbour surrounded by coffee shops, art galleries and gift shops. Frederic the gnome was in his element and couldn’t wipe the smile off his face!
We were fortunate to witness 30 local artists scattered across the village creating artworks that are to be auctioned off in the local church to raise funds for the community. Peggy’s Cove is the perfect destination for artists to get creative offering a wide variety of subject matter and scenic views. My slide show at the bottom of this blog post showcases my snap-happy findings overwhelming the senses with colours and textures. Picture perfect!
After our photo montages and excitement, Frederic needed a break so we took him to the local Sou’Wester restaurant for lunch. Clancy’s beer and local lobster were delicious in this cozy family restaurant. The neighbouring gift shop that boasts to be the largest of its kind in Nova Scotia was just what I needed. After leaving a sunny and hot Halifax I didn’t expect Peggy’s Cove to be any different; however, I was wrong so purchased a Peggy’s Cove grey hoodie. As somewhat of a gnome myself, I managed to save a few bucks by fitting into a kiddies large 😉
If you are heading to Nova Scotia in the future, be sure to include a day trip to the quaint and cute Peggy’s Cove. Frederic the gnome and our crew thoroughly enjoyed a breath of fresh Nova Scotian air!