Our transportation, accommodation, food and entertainment cost so far
Aug 02 ~ Day #84
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Current Location: Glen Margaret, NS
Today’s Total Expenses: $37.68
Ocean Drive to Seaside Camping
When we left the campground in Sheet Harbour we headed towards Peggy’s Cove. We had a booklet from Nova Scotia Tourism that we picked up on the Wood Island Ferry that listed campgrounds near Peggy’s Cove and we headed towards Seaside Camping in Glen Margaret, Nova Scotia, just a few miles from Peggy’s Cove.
The drive we took was mostly along the ocean and very enjoyable.
Lawrence Beach Surfing
We stopped along the way at Lawrence Beach. It seemed pretty popular guessing by the number of vehicles that were parked there. We decided to take a lunch break while we were there but found it very windy and cold.
The cold and windy weather didn’t deter determined surfers at all as there were certainly a lot of them there. Most of them, however, were in wetsuits and all of them, I’m sure, were a lot younger than we are.
After stopping at Seaside Camping in Glen Margaret and setting up our tent, we headed to Peggy’s Cove which I am sure is known worldwide for both it’s picturesque town and lighthouse, as well as the site of the SwissAir Flight 111 memorial.
Peggy’s Cove is small and cozy, with an impressive lighthouse. There are also several artisans and small shops.
It doesn’t take long to walk around the town. Geoff got some great shots and, after spending an hour or so, we left. There were several cars already jockeying for our parking spot as we drove away.
SwissAir Flight 111 Memorial
Just a short drive from Peggy’s Cove is the SwissAir Flight 111 Memorial. It is low key, but that’s fine. Stop by if you visit Peggy’s Cove.
A Seagull’s Crab Dinner
While we were having our own dinner at our campsite, overlooking the ocean, a seagull decided to have a seafood dinner. He scooped up a crab and flew him to the beach right in front of us.
He dropped the crab on the sand and it made a futile attempt to get away. The seagull then made pretty short work of it. But, it was amazing to see the food chain in action.