Peggy's Cove by Kate Adams

Finally back from vacation, had a fabulous time.
This has to be one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen anywhere.
The first recorded name of the cove was Eastern Point Harbour or Peggs Harbour in 1766. The village may have been named after the wife of an early settler or taken its name from St. Margaret’s Bay as it marks the eastern beginning of the Bay and Peggy is a nickname for Margaret. Two versions of the popular legend claim that the name came from the sole survivor of a shipwreck at Halibut Rock near the cove. Artist and resident William deGarthe said she was a young woman while others claim she was a little girl too young to remember her name and the family who adopted her called her Peggy.1 In both versions, the young shipwreck survivor married a resident of the cove and became known as “Peggy of the Cove” attracting visitors from around the bay who eventually named the village, Peggy’s Cove, after her nickname.2
The village was formally founded in 1811 when the Province of Nova Scotia issued a land grant of more than 800 acres (3.2 km²) to six families of German descent. The settlers relied on fishing as the mainstay of their economy but also farmed where the soil was fertile. They used surrounding lands to pasture cattle. In the early 1900s the population peaked at about 300. The community supported a schoolhouse, church, general store, lobster cannery and boats of all sizes that were nestled in the Cove.
Many artists and photographers flocked to Peggys Cove. As roads improved, the number of tourists increased. Today the population is smaller but Peggys Cove remains an active fishing village and a favourite tourist destination.
Roads and several homes were badly damaged at Peggys Cove in 2003 by the extensive flooding that accompanied Hurricane Juan which also damaged the cove’s breakwater. The breakwater was further washed away by Hurricane Bill in 2009, allowing waves to seriously damage a home and giftshop, and wash a picturesque fish shed into the water.

Nikon D300 – lens Nikon 18-200mm
processed on photomatics and ps


  • Vitta
    Vittaover 4 years ago

    Magnificent work!!!

  • Thank you so much dear Vitta:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantover 4 years ago
    So pleased you back, hope yopu had a great time.

    This is really beautiful Kate, & the information so interesting.

  • Hi Malcolm, thank you so much my friend, this has to be the prettiest place I visited on the tour, the lighting wasn’t brilliant as we had to be there by 8 am but I did manage a couple of nice shots:))

    – Kate Adams

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

    Awesome capture Kate. Love it. Don.

  • Thank you so much Don, such a pretty place, it has to be one of the best kept secrets, if you ever get the chance to visit you have to go:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123over 4 years ago

    thats is beautiful, love the moody skies

  • Thank you so much Elaine, one of the best places I have ever been,so easy to step back a 100 years:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 4 years ago

    This is fabulous Kate , superb hdr . x
    a fave x

  • Thank you so much Irene almost reminds me of a lost colony with the lilt in the accents of the people, everything as it was 100 years ago:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Prasad
    Prasadover 4 years ago

    Great to see you back, Kate. Fantastic start off…

  • Hi Prasad thank you so much, I have missed you but hope to catch up very soon, I took so many pictures they will last me years lol:))

    – Kate Adams

  • PSL1
    PSL1over 4 years ago

    A stunnig photograph Kate. You have really captured the beauty of the Cove in it’s splender.
    I had a feeling that you would have gone there sooner or later….lol

  • Hello Peter, I can’t believe you have been hiding this little gem, what a stunning place! – this was my last day on the tour and it took my breath away, what a way to finish a vacation:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Sandra Cockayne
    Sandra Cockayneover 4 years ago

    What a lovely image, very good hdr, absolutely fabulous! Instant fave! S:)x

  • Thank you so much Sandra so glad you liked it, well worth a trip:))

    – Kate Adams

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 4 years ago

    Welcome home, Kate! So very beautiful! Fabulous capture!

  • Hi Barbara! thank you so much my friend, if you want to get out of the heat, see wonderful scenery this is the place:))

    – Kate Adams

  • emmy2
    emmy2over 4 years ago

    Welcome back!! Gorgeous capture!!!

  • Hi Vicky nice to see you! well worth the trip to see but of course was delayed by the airline 7 hours yesterday lol, now I need another vacation:))

    – Kate Adams

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