Saturday, 22 January 2011

Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada

This is one of the first official postcrossing cards I've received this year, and also one of my favourites. I always love receiving postcards from Canada (not sure why.. maybe because it's one of those countries that I think I would like living in?), AND this one also has a lighthouse on it. :)


Peggys Cove (2009 population: approx. 46), also known as Peggy's Cove from 1961 to 1976, is a small rural community located on the eastern shore of St. Margarets Bay in Nova Scotia's Halifax Regional Municipality. Peggy's Cove is 43 kilometres southwest of downtown Halifax and comprises one of the numerous small fishing communities located around the perimeter of the Chebucto Peninsula. The community is named after the cove of the same name, a name also shared with Peggys Point, immediately to the east of the cove. The village marks the eastern point of St. Margaret's Bay.

Peggy's Cove is one of the busiest tourist attractions in Nova Scotia and is a prime attraction on the Lighthouse Trail scenic drive. The community's famous lighthouse marks the eastern entrance of St. Margarets Bay and is officially known as the Peggys Point Lighthouse. Peggy's Cove has a classic red-and-white lighthouse still operated by the Canadian Coast Guard. The light station is situated on an extensive granite outcrop at Peggys Point, immediately south of the village and its cove.

SUCH nice stamps, too! The small one on the left is from a set of 5 stamps from last year, showing Historic Watermills in Canada. The other two stamps were issued earlier this month to commemorate the Year of the Rabbit.

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