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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Day 2 - tour of our area - Post 1

Yo buddies,

Well, we ventured off this morning for a drive out to Peggy's Cove.  The road out there winds along the ocean and through some small townships a - very scenic journey.

Along the way, there is a memorial for the air accident "Swiss Air 111" on Sept. 2, 1998 in which 229 people - men - women - children were killed in a plane crash into the waters of Peggy's Cove.
Actually there are 2 memorials one on each side of the cove as the crash occurred in the middle of the cove.  The plan ran into problems and had just finished dumping most of its gas to try and return to Halifax - but crashed into the waters off Peggy's Cove.

I'll post some photos and may split them up into 2 postings #1 and #2 as I don't want to overload your download time.

Dreamcatcher parked in her space for the next 30 days

This is the neighborhood our RV park is located in - the bay is Margaret's Bay.

 This is a B&B overlooking the Bay

Another B&B overlooking the Bay

Community church with an old cemetery on it's front law - they did that back in the 1800's

Memorial to "Swiss Air 111" over looking the ocean where the plan crashed.
The triangle in the following picture depicts the memorial on each shore of Peggy's Cove forming a triangle at which triangle point the plane crashed into the waters.

The base of the memorial itself is in the shape of a triangle.

I'm sure most of you know that Nova Scotia has a strong Scottish history and in fact most of the locals have a Scottish accent.  Seemed strange at first as we always think of Canada as French - but Nova Scotia is Scottish!!

Please excuse mis-spellings but Google Blog refuses to run the spell check!!

JR    :>)