Sunday, September 11, 2016

Traveling on to Spry Bay and Peggy's Cove.

On Wednesday, September 8th we left Baddeck, NS behind and traveled on to Spry Bay, NS to visit with Mark and Devon.  Back in 2014 while John and I were volunteering as campground hosts at Indian Springs State Park in Flovilla, GA we met a man named Mark who was passing through making his way home. We were grilling out and Mark came by to inquire about the closest grocery store.  The closest one was at least 14 miles away.  We told him if he needed anything for dinner he might as well join us .....we had plenty.  We shared travels stories.  John mentioned one of the items on his bucket list was visiting Nova Scotia.  It just so happens Mark has a place in Nova Scotia.  He gave us one of his cards and said to let him know when we were coming.  Well this was our year to visit Nova Scotia.  We arrived at Marks place in Spry Bay on September 8th and met his wonderful wife Devon and their two dogs, Chili and Caper.

The sunset off of their deck. 

John looking up Mark's webpage Sheet Harbour Radio. Catch them on Facebook


On our last night there Mark cooked lobster for everyone.  It was the best lobster we have ever had. 

Mark tending to the lobsters.
The dinner table. 

Thank you Mark and Devon the delicious meals and wonderful hospitality.  We enjoyed our visit very much. 

Friday morning we left Spry Bay and made our way to King Neptune RV Park in Peggy's Cove.  We were joined there by our friends Steve and Sandy.   

Our sites. 
Sunset from our RV site. 

The next morning we were off to Peggy's Cove to see the lighthouse.

A view of the rocks from the lighthouse.  There have been a number of people who have been swept away on these rocks when standing too close to the brown and black areas on the rocks.  

A selfie of Sandy and I.

As we were heading back to the campground we visited the Swissair Flight 111 Memorial.  The memorial honors those who perished when Flight 111 crashed on September 2, 1998. 

Last night, since the weather was so nice, we grilled pork chops and chilled out. 

Steve and Sandy's dogs Ruby and Yoda chilling out. 

Today our adventure included a visit to the Maritime Musuem in Halifax.  Wow, this place is packed with history and artifacts.  Everything was nicely laid out. 

The Acadia.
A view of the lighthouse from the boardwalk.  It was a little foggy today. 
Before heading back to the campground we stopped at Starbucks.  John went outside to walk around for a bit then called to tell us to look up.  He was watching us from the window above.

Late this afternoon we went back to Peggy's Cove for one last look at the lighthouse.  It was very windy and foggy so the pictures look quite different.

Tomorrow is a travel day for us.  Our destination will be Lunenburg.  

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 


  1. Of course you know that we are traveling vicariously through you two..I love lighthouses!. We have seen a few on the East Coast and Michigan..Those on Nova Scotia look amazing...Save us some lobster, gosh darn it!!

  2. Great pictures! We really enjoyed Peggy's Cove last year.

  3. loved Peggy's Cove. . .me may hafta do another cruise and go back. . .what a beautiful place. ..