Peggy’s Cove is probably one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nova Scotia. This place gets crazy busy starting at around 9 am, tour bus after tour bus will roll in and people will be everywhere around the rocks and Lighthouse making it impossible to photograph but by that time we were at breakfast already. The NxNW crew visited Peggy’s Cove on 2 separate mornings hoping for some nice sunrise light, unfortunately, the light never came and we were left with cloudy skies and a bit of drizzle on one day. The good part was that we got there pre-sunrise both mornings and getting there that early the place is a ghost town so we had the whole area and village to ourselves each morning. We made the best of both days regardless of the lack of any sunrise.
On September 2, 1998, Swissair Flight 111 crashed into St. Margaret’s Bay approximately eight kilometres (five miles) east of Peggy’s Cove with the loss of all 229 aboard. The cove became one of the staging areas for First Responders that were involved in the search and rescue response, crash recovery operation, and investigation of the crash. Many of the volunteers that were first to approach the crash site were privately owned fishing boats that were operating out of Peggy’s Cove and surrounding harbours. There is a Swissair Flight 111 memorial just outside of Peggys Cove.
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