During the 50 years I’ve been going back to Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia, I’ve often met people like this couple, who seek out their own private spot on the giant granite rocks and just want to stay there and find their own personal peace with the land,sea and sky.
There’s something very comforting in sitting among the rocks which even the retreating glaciers of the last Ice Age couldn’t move, and watching the surging Atlantic have no better success. Add to this, a beautiful sunny day in September 2006 and neither they, nor I, had any desire to be anywhere else than here.
Peggy’s Cove is a tiny fishing village (permanent population about 50) which attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. It’s about 30 miles south of Halifax, easily reached by car, tour bus, cycling or tour boat, and is a paradise for photographers,artists,lovers of wild ocean and coastal scenery, and the finest of seafood.
Taken with a Sony DSCF828 camera.