Halifax Peggy's Cove Excursion Reviews
Although the weather was inclement during our tour, our tour operator, Liz, made the trip very enjoyable with her stories about Halifax. Especially noteworthy were the roles Halifax played during the 9/11 disaster when flights arriving back to the U.S. were diverted to Halifax when the airspace over the U.S. was shut down. Also, Halifax was involved with the Titanic disaster by retreiving bodies at sea and burying those victims who could not be identified. Another trajedy was the airline crash off the coast of Halifax that left all passengers and crew dead. Peggy's Cove is a beautiful little fishing village with a picturesque lighthouse sitting on a stone outcropping. Even the terrible weather could not deter us from venturing out and taking photos. Liz also provided us a very humorous rendition of the mating ritual of lobsters. Who knew?
My favorite excursion of all.... Seeing magnificent Peggy's Cove (you really have to be there to really see it and experience it, but what a thrill!), and then stopping off in Halifax at the graveyard where many of the victims of the Titanic were taken. Oh my! It still gives me goosebumps.... You'd think it'd be depressing, but instead it's a feeling of connection. This was real, and you are sharing in its reality. Frankly, there are no real words to describe it. I can only say that everyone of us on the excursion could have easily stayed longer at the gravesites and absorbed so much more of that history.
Peggy's Cove was beautiful! Note that the ride to the cove was quite curvy and the bus moves at a notable speed to honor time restraints for the tour. Be sure to wear "sea bands" (excellent wrist bands obtained at pharmacies or Walmart) or motion sickness meds if you are prone to become sick) The tour guide shared interesting and educational information about the area as we traveled.
Our tour included a stop at the graveyard for the Titanic. The historical and personal stories shared by our tour guide was excellent. The realization of what these people experienced becomes a reality and you are reminded of the heartache of such a terrible tragedy.
This was a good excursion to help you experience the Halifax area.