Peggy's Cove, NS
- Fish caught in this area tend to be of these varieties: Haddock, Herring, Cod, Pollock, Sole, Halibut, Tuna, Mackeral and Swordfish
- Occasionally leatherback turtles are scene in the Cove during the summer
- The gorgeous lighthouse also serves as the Post Office during the summer
- Lobsters are caught in traps with "kitchens" and "bedrooms." The food is kept in the "kitchen," and when they are done eating the bait the lobsters try and escape through the "bedroom," where they get trapped!
- In the early 1900s fisherman dynamited big rocks in the Cove making it more navigable. The big chunks of rocks blown away were towed away at higher tides by two ships towing the rocks along with huge chains
- Nowadays, fisherman in the area buy their nets, but most still know how to repair them by using a braiding needle and the lock knot sheet bend
Tomorrow TSO and I take leave of the Halifax area (and camping in the cold--last night was cold, though it stayed about 50 degrees Farenheit in our tent!) and head for the Bay of Fundy, which I think we will be seeing around the Truro area. Then from the Bay of Fundy we head home to MA.