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No Dollars for Peggy's Cove

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Postby Grover1 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:08 pm


Lincoln or Nelson?
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Postby wheland » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:43 pm


Grover1 wrote:Lincoln or Nelson?


Yes
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Postby Grover1 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:43 am


Editorial inspired by a coat of paint ... from The Times and Transcript

http://timestranscript.canadaeast.com/o ... cle/732951
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Postby CHUCKX53 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:46 am


That is a concise analysis that could also apply to other areas as well..... :!:

I never knew NB had covered bridges....... :?:
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Postby clm1950 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:36 am


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Postby wheland » Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:51 am


Looks like the job is done already- also a bit foggy up in nova Scotia today as well.

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Postby CHUCKX53 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:56 pm


Hey, clm1950, thanks for posting this link --- That is FAR OUT.... :!:
I could watch that for hours, and Imagine being there... :D

...And what are those tourists complaining about ??
I don't see no steenking scaffolding...............
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Postby LighthouseNews » Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:32 pm


clm1950 wrote:Here is the webcam.

http://www.peggyscovewebcam.ca/live/


Oh wow....thanks for that link. Catches the light also. :)

Hey Chuck, the fog is so thick you just can't see the scaffolding!
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Postby CHUCKX53 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:28 pm


Haw, Haw, Sue, That's a good one...... :wink:

Hey, I'm up in your ole stompin' grounds, I'll be out on Lake St. Clair tomorrow......

Wish me good weather, Eh ??...... :idea:
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Postby Inna21 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:21 am


I imagine if all those "tourist" merchants put as much effort into complaining that the government isn't coming through to raising the money themselves- while at the same time making the government the bad guy- the money could be raised toute suite.

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Postby vacastle » Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:44 am


Just paid a visit to Peggy's Cove two weeks ago. Looks great to me, and new paint job shines. Post Office is no longer inside, but now located in the gift shop. That's really too bad. Postmistress didn't seem too happy about that either.

Barry, you said earlier you weren't too impressed with Peggy's Cove. I will tell you, I was. We spent several hours there, moved our feet for wonderful photo opportunities, had lunch and spent a few bucks in the gift shop. Talked with, and listened to a young female bagpiper, climbed around the rocks, and spent some golden time around the harbor. Arrived by boat and left on our awaiting motor coach. Lighthousing tour with 36 friends. :-)

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Postby Grover1 » Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:28 pm


Judy ... Im so happy you had the chance to discover Nova Scotia and how I envy
the notion you got to PEI before I did ...

Peggy's Cove ... preferences are subjective for sure and Im glad you found the
emotional attachment I didnt have ... For me, trying to reconstruct my trip from
memory (and the NSLPS site) I can say, without equivocation, Meadway Head,
Chebucto Head, Church Point, Point D'Antoni, Low Point, the range light at Bras
D'Or and I could go on and on with lights I was more in awe of both for the naturalness
of the surroundings and the imaginings of their working. There were so many more ...

Especially memorable for me was the sunset I experienced at Cape Forchu ... a top five
all-timer and will be for near forever ...

I remember a great piece of advice I had gotten when, for one of many times, I lost my way ...
"Oh sure ... just go back to the second dirt road and go right"

Almost more than the lights ... almost ... was the beauty of Cape Breton. I tried to
describe it by saying it was more Maine than Maine. The morning I was there it was
miserable rain and wind and the lay of the land stiill was mesmerizing.
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Postby vacastle » Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:22 am


Barry, every single light you mention was glorious. I could not and would not pick a favorite spot or moment of the trip. We had the luxury of time - 13 days to explore a well planned trip with a tour leader/friend we've depended on many times before and a driver/lighthouse person who had driven the group on two previous tours (Maine & Long Island, NY lights) and had toured NS/PEI enough times in the past to know his way around. We even had the president/founder of the PEI lighthouse society with us for three days on PEI, lh keys in hand. We had time to explore the countryside, take in local color and enjoy the music, the food and some local brew. Even the weather cooperated.

We were served some fantastic meals at and in some of the lights, and were treated to special greetings by some of the lh friends groups and even some of the neighborhoods.

Between Paul & myself, we brought home over 3000 photographs of the trip which cover not only the lights but the beautiful countryside and of course some tourist attractions. By boat and motor coach, we viewed over 90 Canadian lights.

So, no lights to be named as favorites, but there were many special moments. Paul & I intend to make PEI a vacation destination in the near future, as we have invitations to return, visit and stay. We'd go back anyway. We're both entranced with PEI.

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