Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday 19th September 2011……………Peggy's Cove!!

Up at 8am and went for a morning walk around the bay to capture these lovely shots!!!

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I checked the weather forecast and they were predicting rain in the afternoon so I decided to drive about 45 miles to

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and stay here

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and I checked in at 11am.

It is another one of the Passport America Parks and with taxes it was 20 dollars.  For that I get full hook ups, hot showers, laundry facilities, book exchange and you are allowed to wash the RV and I shall be here for over 30 hours so a very good deal.

I got Bonita off and ready to go and explore Peggy's Cove.

The first item of interest was the tribute to the Swiss Air Disaster!!!


From Wikipedia!!


On the night of Sept. 2, 1998, Swissair Flight 111 was following its regular course from New York to Geneva. As it flew near the Nova Scotia coast, the cockpit filled with smoke.

The pilots put on emergency masks and manoeuvred the plane to dump fuel into the Atlantic Ocean in preparation for an emergency landing in Halifax. They never made it. As they circled, the Boeing MD-11 plunged into the ocean off Peggys Cove. All 229 people aboard the plane died.

The recovery effort was massive and involved official agencies and an outpouring of aid from local communities and volunteers. By Oct. 2, more than 3,000 people had become involved in the effort, including representatives from the Canadian Forces, the Canadian Coast Guard, the RCMP and the United States Navy.

Lost cargo from the flight included currency, diamonds, jewelry and Pablo Picasso's The Painter. At the time, the painting's value was estimated at $1.5 million.

Timeline of the investigation

Sept. 2, 1998

10:10 p.m. AT The flight crew of Flight 111 detects an unusual odour in the cockpit.

10:12 p.m. There's no unusual smoke in the cabin, and the crew suspects the smell is coming from the air conditioning system. A decision is made to divert and land the plane, possibly in Bangor, Me., or Boston, Mass.

10:14 p.m. Smoke is visible in the cockpit and Flight 111 declares Pan Pan Pan. That's an international signal indicating a problem that's not yet an emergency. The pilot requests a diversion to Boston.

10:16 p.m. The flight crew puts on oxygen masks and the plane turns to land in Boston. The pilot is then advised that Halifax would be a closer landing site, and the plane heads in that direction.

10:21 p.m. Flight 111 informs Halifax's flight control centre it must dump fuel before landing. The plane turns in preparation to do that.

10:24 p.m. The pilot declares a state of emergency and takes manual control of the aircraft.

10:25 p.m. Halifax loses contact with the plane.

Vic Gerden, lead investigator into the crash of Swissair Flight 111 off Peggys Cove, N.S., stands in front of the plane's cockpit at the reconstruction hangar at CFB Shearwater on May 27, 1999.Vic Gerden, lead investigator into the crash of Swissair Flight 111 off Peggys Cove, N.S., stands in front of the plane's cockpit at the reconstruction hangar at CFB Shearwater on May 27, 1999.Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press

10:31 p.m. Swissair Flight 111 strikes the water nose first and almost upside down, killing all 229 onboard.


I read on the Internet last week that one of the RCMP investigators is trying to add some more input saying this may not have been just a malfunction…so will have to keep an eye on that report!!

The site is very low key and serene and a fitting tribute to the huge loss of life!!

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This is looking out towards the open sea!!

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My next stop was Peggy's Cove!!

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The most photographed lighthouse in Canada!!!

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The trick here is because of these

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I have never seen a bus like this!!

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I had to wait about 20 minutes to get a no tourist in the way shot!!!!!

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The Cove…

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Another interesting site is this one…

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I really enjoyed the afternoon and arrived back at Ramona about 5 minutes in front of the heavy down pour that lasted about 3 hours!!

So then it was time for Pearson’s Kitchen to open and I spent 2 hours cooking

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So I had a great meal and then enough veggies and spuds frozen in 5 packs for down the road…a very productive session!!!

Ramona parked for the night…

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This was sent to me by Paula AKA Scrabble Queen!!!

There is a contest for best caption to it!!!

The prize …a weeks free subscription to my blog!!


OK enough for one day…a shower tea and a movie for me!!!!

Map picture

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