Day 6 had us sailing into Nova Scotia. This was the port I was most anxious to visit. I have always loved the books by Lucy M. Montgomery “Anne of Green Gables”, and now I will be in Anne country, the books take place at Prince Edward Island (PEI) as well as Halifax. I was not prepared to get a glimpse of the most beautiful part of the world.
Again we were greeted by the beautiful people of Canada. If there was an award for the friendliest people, Canada would win every year. The New England and Canadian coast offer the beauty of rocky beaches and breathtaking lakes and forests. With scenery like this I could give up my mountains to live along the rocky coast of Nova Scotia.
Our visit consisted of driving by bus to Peggy’s Cove. It was an hours drive from the port and along the way we enjoyed a scenic tour of Halifax. Halifax is famous for making movies and as our tour guide stated, “Halifax is the Canadian Hollywood”. Among the many stories he told us we learned that about 75% of the movie Titanic was filmed there and we saw the stage where Jack drowned in a large pool. He took us to the park where Tom Selleck filmed one of his Jesse Stone movies and where Anne Murray got her start in singing. We also learned that no matter who makes what or where, Nova Scotia has it bigger and better! Sorry Texas, I think you have competition with Nova Scotia. 🙂 One story we were told took place in 1977 when the worlds largest lobster was caught off the shore in Nova Scotia at 44.4 pounds. I wish I could remember more of the stories he told us, but towards the end of the tour, our bus driver did tell us that our guide was famous for his “fishing tales”!
There are so many interesting facts about Peggy’s Cove, so click on the link and learn all about this magical place.