Irene and I decided to take a Crystal excursion to Peggy’s Cove, about an hour drive from downtown Halifax. On the way we stopped at the deGarthe Gallery. This was a charming gallery of paintings and sculptures by one of Nova Scotia’s best-loved artists, William deGarthe. The highlight is his Fisherman’s Monument, a 100-foot long relief carved into an outcropping of granite rock, dedicated to Nova Scotia fisherman.
Peggy’s Cove is a typical, picturesque fishing village, with a striking lighthouse—a photographer’s paradise: light house, fishing nets, lobster traps, tiny fishing boats—it’s hard to imagine it could be any prettier. It makes me wonder how much money visitors paid for slides and prints before we all went digital.