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Old February 22nd, 2005, 01:15 PM
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Default Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

We are interested in seeing Peggy's Cove when our ship docks in Halifax. Is there a local company that provides tours to Peggy's Cove. (the prices of excursions provided by the cruiseline are very expensive because they take their cut; the only time we do ship excursions is in places that have a language barrier or we feel are not as safe). If there is a tour company, which one do you recommend?
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Old February 22nd, 2005, 03:20 PM
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Default Re: Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

Rent a car, 2-2.5 hr drive. Nothing there but a small community and a lighthouse to see. It is very pretty but don't waste money on a tour guide for something best done on your own.
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Old February 23rd, 2005, 09:06 AM
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I agree.
We took our motorcycles around NS last year and I would waste the time and money on a guide. Be venturous and rent a car. It is a nice ride and PC is real small but nice. Also if your heading toward PC just before it is a memorial for i beleive flight 111 just before it. Also there is a stop for an area where UFOs where sited.

While your at it an interesting place to visit is the Titanic cemetary (forgot actual name). Most passengers on the Titanic was from NS and they aligned headstones in the shape of the hull of the ship. Very interesting to read the headstones and there was also a baby that was buried there and nobody knew the parents and come to find out after years of investigation they actually buried the baby next to its mother.

Oh and you have to try the mussels..... some of the best I have every had and I live in New England.

Have fun

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Old February 23rd, 2005, 11:44 AM
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Thanks for all the advice about Peggy's Cove Gunner 22 and John. It is always great to get first hand knowledge about an area prior to going there. Rob and I are really looking forward to our Canada @ New England cruise; the itinerary is fabulous!
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Old February 23rd, 2005, 09:09 PM
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Linda,

I was on the Constellation last October and we went to Nova Scotia.

A nice retired fireman named Al Walker gives tours, he took six of us in his van for about a four hour tour and he was wonderful. He took us to Peggy's Cove, Titanic Gravesite and few other places.

I will send you his email if you would like to contact him. He will surely get enough to fill his van. He's been doing this for years.

I would highly recommend him.
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Old February 24th, 2005, 07:30 AM
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Linda G:

Someone wrote: ``Nothing there but a small community and a lighthouse to see``.

I live in the neighbouring province of New Brunswick about 30 miles from the Nova Scotia border. I've been to Peggy's Cove several times. I have driven through all 10 provinces of Canada, I've driven from Maine to Key Biscayne, Fl. I've driven most of the south western states of the USA.

Beleive me, if you like natural beauties (not Disney World or Las Vegas style, they are also nice to see) don't pass up the opportunity to visit Peggy' s Cove. It is small but spectaculor. Not the Grand Canyons or the Canadian Rockies but, never the less certainly worth the time and effort. Five minute drive from PC is a memorial of flight 111.

If times permits, continue to see Lunenburg which is an UNESCO World Historic Site.

I do agree with gunner22A with the organized tour. If you can get another couple to go with you, rent a car or hire a taxi and enjoy the scenery. Also, make sure you have good foot wear as the rocks as Peggy'c Cove can be quite slippery.

Bill
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Old February 26th, 2005, 07:31 PM
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Take your address book with you to Peggy's Cove. The lighthouse is a post office (at least it was when we were there in 1997) and you can send postcards with a "Peggy's Cove" postmark.

Personally, I think Peggy's Cove is spectacular and well worth the effort to see it. Lunenburg is pretty great, too. Lots of touristy stuff to see and do.

I believe the NICEST people in the world live in Nova Scotia. We caravanned in our motor homes with another couple. Everytime we came to a highway from a side road the FIRST car to come along would stop and let us enter the highway. We asked a man how to get to the local WalMart…he got in his car and led us there. We took a walk thru a neighborhood and commented on the beautiful flower garden a lady was working in. She literally dragged the four of us into her home and insisted we have lunch.

It was hard to come back after spending 5 weeks in the Maritime Provinces!
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Old February 27th, 2005, 03:35 AM
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Hi Linda,

I haven't used any of these as I live right by Peggy's Cove, but you couldn't go wrong with any of them. There are some in the phone book; Peggy's Cove Express , Peggy's Cove Whale&Puffin Tours. If you like, I can give them a call on Monday when they are open. How many adults/children, total in group, etc. I will also see if they transport you or find one for you.

Enjoy your visit, but dress warm if you are coming soon!! It is cold and snowy here right now. When are you coming?

Regards,

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Old February 27th, 2005, 04:45 AM
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See what I mean about how NICE people from Nova Scotia are?
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Old February 27th, 2005, 03:35 PM
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Thank you JudieKaren,

You are very kind.

We like people to feel at home here and would adopt you all! Make sure you come back and visit.

We mind our business and our families and always look out for strangers who we feel are just people we haven't met yet.

I am looking forward to my first cruise in April. I know it will be fun!

Take care all,

Dani
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Old February 27th, 2005, 05:06 PM
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Dani;

My oldest grand-daughter (14) is named Danielle. I kind of like that name.

We're on the April 03/05 Costa Mediterranea cruise. Any chance you'll be on that one ?

I don't think they'll have any Keith. But I'm sure they'll have something else allmost as good.

Love Peggy's Cove. Been there at least 6 times. Better than the Halifax Casino.

Bill from Moncton
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Old February 28th, 2005, 08:19 AM
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Hi Bill,

Dani is short for Danielle.
Hope you intend to come back again!
The cruise I booked is the HAL-Zuidernam-Apr.23-30. Since I will probably get hooked on cruising, I hope to meet you on another sail.

Take care,

Dani
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Old March 1st, 2005, 09:10 AM
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Hi Bill, my neighbor from a little Northwest,

I'm not as stunned as I seem! "Dani is short for Danielle" duh!
Hope you enjoy your cruise. Be sure to post your highlights when you return. I'll be getting ready to go when you are coming back. The Med., you lucky guy!

Are you getting any of this nasty weather? Snow mixed with freezing rain. Cancelled schools........

Stay safe and have fun!!

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Old March 1st, 2005, 04:42 PM
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Dani:

I would never think that you are stunned. Don't give it another thought.

Did not get the snow they had predicted, probably less than 10 cm with a bit of rain, nothing serious when you live in New Brunswick.

We call our grand-daughter ``Dunn`` (sounds like).

March 1st and we started our count down as we leave on March 30th to spend a few days in Florida before embarkation. We only get back home on April 17th.

Will post highlights.

Bill
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