Nova Scotia, Lunenburg and Peggy’s Cove, July 19, 2008

29 10 2008

Twilight at Peggy’s Cove

Streets of Ludenburg

In our trajectory was Lunenburg. The British had this plan they used for towns they made, which was a grid with a few irregular features and many towns were built that way but Lunenburg is the only one still laid out that way, and most of her buildings still have their historical integrity. If you’ve ever heard of a “Lunenburg Bump”, it is a second story 5 sided bay window seen a lot in the town. Lunenburg is also home of the famous Magnolia’s Grill. We had to wait around half an hour for a table but it was well worth it. Step had an appetizer of pickled herring, sour cream and crackers (surprisingly good!) and I had spicy peanut soup. Then Step had some pasta with mussels and I ordered the pan fried scallops with rhubarb chutney. I wouldn’t consider 10 gigantic scallops a normal or reasonable portion, but they were so good I managed to eat the whole thing. Too bad, because the desserts looked great, too.

Magnolia Diner

Magnolia’s Grill

Peggy's Cove

Peggy’s Cove

The drive from Lunenburg to Halifax is super-beautiful scenic, especially on a sunny summer’s evening. You really can’t go to Nova Scotia and not go to Peggy’s Cove. Peggy’s Cove is famous for it’s small picturesque fishing village and it’s extreme rocky but smooth shore with a lighthouse on it. At first I was a little disappointed we were getting there at twilight, but it turned out to be a rather magical time to see it, and many pictures were snapped by us. When it got so dark we had to leave we drove the remaining 45 minutes to Halifax.

A Scenic Drive

A Scenic Drive