Onwards to Cape Breton

With the alarm going off before the sunrise we quickly packed up and headed straight to Peggy’s Cove for one last visit. It was still full dark out when we arrived in town which gave us the opportunity to spend some quiet time in town before heading up to the lighthouse.

Early Morning at Peggy's Cove

Early Morning at Peggy’s Cove

Sunrise at the lighthouse was not spectacular – again we were denied some clouds to help make the skies more dramatic so it was time to head straight up the coast to Cape Breton.

Surfer

Surfer

We decided early on to drive along the coast rather than take the faster route inland to ensure we had some photographic opportunities.  One of our stops was at a random beach where we ended up photographing some surfers and stand up boarders catching some waves.

MacKenzie River Valley

MacKenzie River Valley

Then it was onwards to Cape Breton. I highly recommend a visit here. The views are amazing from pretty much anywhere. You need to get yourself here immediately. I’m already planning my next trip. 

Driving to Peggy’s Cove

After two solid days of driving we are finally in Nova Scotia but the driving is not done just yet. This is a road trip after all and that means we are driving to different destinations on most of the days of this 15 day trip. Today’s journey takes us from Truro down to Peggy’s Cove. With it being a more leisurely drive it was much easier to do some photography.

Lobster Trap

Lobster Trap

We stoped at small fishing villages along the way. To me these towns are what the east coast is about in my books. 

Morning Meeting

Morning Meeting

The birds on the fishing shack looked like they were in conversation with each other and I’m convinced they were. They certainly visited for awhile before moving on. Speaking of moving on, It was time to head to Peggy’s Cove to catch some late day light.

When we arrived it was busy so we wandered the town before coming up to the lighthouse. Since this is a popular place I decided to leave people in my photographs to give some perspective to the lighthouse and the shoreline.

Sunset Photos at Peggys Cove

Sunset Photos at Peggys Cove

The late day sun and cloud were great but soon disappeared. Sunset ended up with very little cloud making it not as dramatic as we had hoped.  I was still able to get some great shots but the one above is my favourite from the day.