Canada 2009 (Nova Scotia)

Peggy's Point Lighthouse

Z Halifaxu som si odskocil na dvojdnovy trip po dvoch zalivoch – St. Margarets Bay a Mahone Bay.
Podla mna asi najkrajsia cast Kanady, co som mal doteraz moznost vidiet je rybarska osada Peggy’s Cove, v ktorej momentalne zije uz iba 39 stalych obyvatelov a rocne ju navstivia tisice turistov, hlavne v lete, preto je najlepsie sa tu zastavit pred sezonou. Nastastie rozumna kanadska vlada zabranila aby sa z tohto miesta stal nejaky multi-mega-komplexovy hotelovy raj s golfovymi ihriskami a preto az na vybudovanie velkeho parkoviska pre autobusy priamo v centre osady (musi jebat) je cela tato oblast nedotknuta a snad to tak aj ostane.

Peggys Cove is 43 kilometres southwest of downtown Halifax and comprises one of the numerous small fishing communities located around the perimeter of the Chebucto Peninsula. The community is named after the cove of the same name, a name also shared with Peggys Point, immediately to the east of the cove. The village marks the eastern point of St. Margaret's Bay.

Peggys Point Lighthouse (postaveny v 1914) je jeden z najznamejsich majakov v Kanade. Je tazke si ho odfotit, lebo mrte ludi je vzdy okolo neho, nastastie som tu bol dva dni po sebe a mam zopar fotiek aj bez Japoncikov s kamerami.

Peggys Cove is one of the busiest tourist attractions in Nova Scotia and is a prime attraction on the Lighthouse Trail scenic drive. The community's famous lighthouse marks the eastern entrance of St. Margarets Bay and is officially known as the Peggys Point Lighthouse.

Peggys Cove has a classic red-and-white lighthouse still operated by the Canadian Coast Guard. The light station is situated on an extensive granite outcrop at Peggys Point, immediately south of the village and its cove. This lighthouse is one of the most-photographed structures in Atlantic Canada and one of the most recognizable lighthouses in the world.

The first lighthouse at Peggys Cove was built in 1868 and was a wooden house with a beacon on the roof. Every evening the keeper lit a kerosene oil lamp magnified by a catoptric reflector (a silver-plated mirror) creating the red beacon light marking the eastern entrance to St. Margarets Bay. It was replaced by the current structure, an octagonal lighthouse was built in 1914. It is made of concrete and reinforced steel but retains the eight side shape of earlier generations of wooden light towers. It stands almost 15 metres (50 ft) high. The old wooden lighthouse became the keeper’s dwelling and remained near to the current lighthouse until it was damaged by Hurricane Edna in 1954 and removed. The lighthouse was automated in 1958. Since then, the red light was changed to white light, then to a green light in the late 1970s. Finally to conform to world standards the light was changed to red in 2007.

The lighthouse now contains a small Canada Post office in the lower level. During the summer months it serves as the village post office from where visitors can send postcards and letters. Each piece of mail receives a special cancellation mark in the shape of the lighthouse.

Jo Beale Gallery exhibits fine art by outstanding Canadian artists who make Nova Scotia their home.

Jedna z najlepsich plazi v oblasti je nedaleko mestecka Queensland na ceste z Peggy’s Cove do Lunenburgu.

Queensland beach is situated half an hour from Halifax, Peggy's Cove, Lunenburg and Mahone Bay.

Z Peggy’s Cove je to len na skok do povodne nemeckej rybarskej osady Lunenburg. Videl som tu, co by som teda nikdy v Kanade necakal – cast berlinskeho mura!

Lunenburg (2006 population: 2,317), is a Canadian port town in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia.

Situated on the province's South Shore, Lunenburg is located on a peninsula at the western side of Mahone Bay. The town is approximately 90 kilometres southwest of the county boundary with the Halifax Regional Municipality. The historic town was designated a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site in 1995.

This designation ensures protection for much of Lunenburg's unique architecture and civic design, being the best example of planned British colonial settlement in North America.

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