A really beautiful day at Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada, and a young family are exploring the granite rocks and boulders that separate the little fishing village from the Atlantic Ocean. The rockscape was created by the retreating glaciers of the last Ice Age, about 10,000 years ago. The ice scraped out gulleys and depressions and created little coves and harbours as it moved, but the granite bedrock endured and the ice simply slid over the surface. It left a panorama of rock ledges,cliffs and boulders as testimony to the forces that created the landscape so long ago.
The village has a permanent population of about 50 fisher-folk, but during the summer it’s inundated with tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world. Only about 30 miles from Halifax, the provincial capital, it’s easily reached by car,bus,taxi,cycling or water tours, and is a wonderful day-hike.
Taken with a Sony DSCF828 camera September 2006