Sunday, February 8, 2009

Peggy's Cove

Here we are! This is my daughter braving the ICY cold wind. We headed out of the city yesterday because it was a mild day but forgot about the WIND.

We decided to head into the Sou'Wester Restaurant for something to warm ourselves up before braving the elements. I love the warm butterscotch colour of these chairs in the sun.

A nice bowl of fish chowder hit the spot nicely. Can you see what I see? Yes, it was chock a block with lobster. I am not a big fan but in a chowder it is nice:) The fish is fresh from the wharf.

Outside it was beautiful but bitter. The wind is merciless but even so, there were a few hearty souls about. A couple of photographers with tripods, just to the left of the lighthouse in front of the rock.

This is the wee village. You can see the top cap of the lighthouse just above the houses in the centre of this picture. To the right, hidden behind the house is the main cove.

On the way home we pulled over so I could take a shot.

Looks like a barren wasteland.

Closer to home, the sun is almost down.


Ronnie said...

Oh, I enjoyed that so much! Winter can be so beautiful.
Thanks for that, Shelagh. You are a master photographer and I am humbled by your talent.
Your girl is a beauty.

Flor Larios Art said...

I love the photos especially the one with the houses and all the snow. Beautiful place to be!

Sara said...

We haven't been to Peggy's Cove for about 2 years...time to get back there!

Sara said...

I've heard of Peggy's Cove - but, I have never been there. Actually - I've only been to Victoria Island, Vancouver, Quebec City - and all the little towns in between the New Hampshire border and Quebec City. Stopped in Montreal on the way home - and went to the Casino.

I love Canada...always have -

Thank you for taking such beautiful photos for us to enjoy.

You daugher is lovely.

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

I love the photograph of your beautiful smiling daughter...and then the ones of inside the restaurant all glowing with the snow outside...and the the gorgeous photographs of the lighthouse in the snowy sunset! It looks like you had one lovely day, a day to place in the jewel-box of memories.
Oh, and thank you so much for your kind words and your visit, it's thrilling and inspiring finding a comment!

Kathy said...

Your daughter is beautiful and so were all the pictures. I felt like I was on a little trip!

I don't mind winter, but I sure prefer the other 3 seasons!

Sue said...

The lighthouse picture is beautiful and that fish chowder looks as good as that big hunk of bread off to the side...I bet it hit the spot in such cold weather....It was a lovely 60 degrees here today in need for nice hot soup...just some cold ice-tea!!

Gifted Typist said...

your girl is so funky.
And those shots with the low sun on the snow... breathtaking

Graciel said...

What a beautiful place in the world you live, my friend! Even if it's windy and cold, your oh-so-happy spirit brings the sunshine where ever you go.

Gill said...

What beautiful shots! I can tell how cold it must be :)
Cute daughter you have there Shelagh!!
I'm glad you enjoyed your day out..chowdah and all! Pass me a big bowl'o that will ya? MMmMM!!!!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Lovely pictures and it sounds like a lovely trip. I should have taken pictures of my beach trip - they would look quite different! Your post sure did make me long to be there, snow, cold and fish chowder!

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Alice said...

wow. just beautiful. Definitely on my list of places I want to see in my life. Lucky, lucky you and I just love that shot of your daughter!

Anonymous said...

These are great, and your daughter is gorgeous. Thanks for the vicarious mini-trip.

daisies said...

your daughter is stunning and the light on these photos make me *swoon :)

Loth said...

The great thing about Peggy's is that it looks great whatever the weather. Helps to have a good photographer, obviously!

*~tabby~* crooked heart art said...

looks like you had a wonderful day with you daughter
good company,beautiful views,snow and soul warming chowder-mmmmm can't ask for much better than that
i need to make my way to your corner of the world-breathtaking- and i love winter :)
many thanks for sharing
enjoy your day

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

One of my most favorite spots in the world, Shelagh! You and H are lucky to be able to take a jaunt there whenever you feel like it. I love lighthouses, and Peggy's Cove is so unique in it's simplicity, it's hard granite base, and it's quiet town surroundings. It looks divine in winter as you don't have the hoard of tourists climbing all over it.

I had the best warm gingerbread cake at the little restaurant/ gift shop near the lighthouse. Now I wish I had the chowder in the Sou'wester! I LOVE lobster :-)

Someday I'll return to Nova Scotia and see it all again. I enjoy strolling around and learning about Halifax too!

Until then I hope you keep taking photographs for us all to enjoy!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

PS: H is gorgeous! I love her hair and beautiful smile

Dracenea said...

Beautiful pictures! Spring will be here before you know it.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful place and your photos of it are stunning.xo