A small fishing community INDIAN HARBOUR is located along Route #333, between Peggy's Cove and Hackett's Cove. That is where we stopped to visit the Lobster Pound there. I also took many photos in the area as it was so pretty and there was a spot which I thought was such an "iconic" image of a fishing village, with the lobster shed, lobster traps and a fishing boat docked at the pier. (See my Travelogue #4)
Indian Harbour was founded in the early 18th century. The first and oldest house in Indian Harbour, at over 250 years old, is still standing.
Singer Anne Murray used to own a beach in Indian Harbour, on the Paddy's Head Peninsula. Imagine owning your own beach!!!
Hubbards is a rural community along the northern shore of St. Margarets Bay, on the South Shore Region of Nova Scotia.
In the earlier part of the 20th century, HUBBARDS was a successful fishing community.
Today, Hubbards is a popular summer vacation spot with numerous cottages, inns, campgrounds and restaurants. Hubbards boasts a picturesque locale especially on Hubbards Cove (pictured here) with a yacht club.
Also pictured here is one of two churches in the area - St. Luke's Anglican Church. I couldn't help but wander through the church cemetery. Many families lost children at a young age.
Just a few km from Peggy's Cove proper, you'll find a simple memorial to the victims of the 1998 SwissAir Flight 111 crash. The memorial is clearly marked and accessible from NS highway 333, just a bit northeast of the turn-off to Peggy's Cove.
The granite markers commemorate the 229 victims who died in the crash, along with the bravery and effort of the local fishermen in recovering the crash victims. Additionally, the locals' kind and comforting welcome to mourning visitors from all over the world is honored and remembered.
There is apparently another monument in the town of Blandford, which is right across from Peggy's Cove. We did not visit this town or monument.
'PEGGY'S COVE THE SITE OF THE SWISS AIR FLIGHT 111 PLANE CRASH WHERE ALL 226 PASSENGERS AND CREW WERE KILLED'.---------------------------------------------------Visited here on June 25th, 2000 and again on a Seniors bus tour on Aug. 13th, 2004 by mini bus tour which picked us up at 8 am at our hotel ( DELTA ) in Halifax . The woman driver born and raised close to Peggy's Cove explained all the sights en route even all the important sites in Halifax as we traversed the city and the lakes ,told us the folk stories of the surrounding countryside. She was very interesting and friendly. One felt that she was a neighbor for years.We saw 2 deer near road on our way and a Falcon. traveled along St. Margret Bay Road. Saw Hatchet lake with huge Granite rock hill.
A Mr. Shaw whose daughter died in the crash, bought some land near Peggy's Cove and lives there to be near where his daughter died. Their is a nice monument in memory of the crash victims near town.
Our driver was very sentimental about Peggy's Cove as she lived near there and knew all the people since childhood. She had fished with her father in the area as a child. The night of the terrible Swiss Air crash she was in her home not far away. The noise was deafening and the dishes in the cupboards shook and pictures on the wall fell to the floor. She knew right away something terrible had happened and like her neighbors they rushed to their fishing boats to see if they could help rescue survivors.Alas there were none.
The tour included breakfast in the restaurant beside the light house . It was always there and that is how the town got it's name, the local men for years would meet at Peggy's ( real name Margret ) for a coffee and talk so she opened a restaurant which flourished even before this tragedy. The place was a tourist attraction because of the Light House and the sea also the rock formations and fishing boats and the sculptures on rock.. (More after next pic.)
There is such a vast open space at Peggy's Cove that it is a really great place to take your dog for a hike off-leash. Just be sure that your dog doesn't get on the wet (darker looking) rocks near the shore or he may never come back to you.
This sculpture was a tourist attraction even before the crash of Swiss Air flight 111. It de-pics the fishermen of the village pulling together to shore a boat and pull in the nets. There is also a part showing the women of the village as well. The faces are actually of the real people of the village. The sculptor
W.E.DE Garth's died in 1983. His ashes are in a special chamber carved into the center of the monument ( His wife of over 90 years old is still living in a house beside the monument, her ashes will be placed with his in the chamber when she dies ). The brass door of the chamber has his profile and that of his wife sculptured on it.
The light house is a post office for the convenience of the tourists who wish to send post cards like this one to their Friends.
The restaurant is the big building in the foreground. Very good food ,eggs,fish cakes,fried potatoes and toast with homemade jams. All included in the tour. While we ate the tour bus had continued on to take some passengers to a boat to see the WHALES.
When we arrived and got out of the bus one had the feeling of being in a SHRINE the spirits of all the crash victims seemed to hover over us. everyone spoke in whispers. Even the arriving busses made as little noise as possible. It is a sacred place worth visiting. A MUST SEE. ( more in next pic. )
PICTURE BELOW IS---
Peggy's Cove (W.E.DE Garth's Sculpture tribute to fishermen
The area around Peggy's Cove is under control of the environmental authorities.
Climb around on the rocks but take care of nature please!