Beautiful but crowded Peggy's Cove
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The clocks had been moved forward an hour to Atlantic Time. We got up at 7:30 with delivery of our coffee & tea and I ran up on deck to watch us come in to port. As we docked at Pier 21, they had drummers, bagpipers & a town crier on the pier to greet us. We met my folks for breakfast in the Windjammer at 8:30. We’d previously reserved a car with Avis so when we finished eating I called them & arranged for the van to pick us up. It arrived just before 10 & took the 4 of us to the Avis office on Grafton Street to get our car. With Dad navigating, we headed for Peggy's Cove. The drive was absolutely beautiful & I stopped many times for pictures. Peggy's Cove is tiny, beautiful & absolutely over-run with tourists. The area near the lighthouse was especially crowded & the gift shop was jammed.
We had a hell of a time finding a place to eat but eventually found ourselves at the Trellis Café in Hubbards, NS. This was definitely NOT a tourist trap but rather a "colorful" local spot. The delicious chowder was made from haddock & the whole wheat bread was homemade. An interesting and delightful thing happened just before lunch, however. We were starting to really get hungry and, seeing a guy selling apples along the road, I stopped to ask if he'd sell me four. He let me have the four apples but then refused payment. "Happy Thanksgiving" was all he said. Ya gotta love people!