Yes, we actually stayed in one place for 2 whole days! Today was interesting. Certain expectaions were laughably crushed. I read about Peggy’s Cove, a beautifully scenic fisherman’s cove with a famous lighthouse… how delightful! Every photo I’ve ever seen is a gorgeous remote lighthouse… isolated from the world… artistic composition… not a single person in sight!
And back to reality… We drove to Peggy’s Cove, along a very scenic road. We were the only car heading towards the Cove. Once we got there, there a few people at the visitor’s center. Strangely, the employees IN the center were quiet and didn’t ask if we needed any help.
Once I was outside, I noticed a tour bus arriving. “Darn it!” I thought. We really need to rush to the lighthouse! …And as we tried to speed-walk, while taking photos of this unbelievably beautiful village… 14 more MEGA tour busses drove by! It turns out that Peggy’s cove is a crusie ship stop!
And so, when we approached the famous lighthouse (the most photographed place in Canada!), there were a MILLION people there! And I am only slightly exaggerating. It was quite a shock, as my mental image of Peggy’s Cove was one of peaceful, remoteness… Instead, it was full of tourists! This explains why the people in the visitor’s center were quiet… they speak to a thousand people a day!
So, we cracked ourselves up by taking a million photos of a million tourists. And we did some other stuff today (visited an awesome travel agent, the Citadel, an underground mall where we ate Lebanese food, we went to an Atlantic Superstore, and Walmart and finished the night with a local dish called deep-fried pepperoni-dipped-in-honey-musstard… )… oh, and we started our day at Tim Horton’s, locally known as “Timmies.” When in Rome do as the Romans, when in Canada, hang out at Timmies!
So, good night.
Photos to come later.