Monday, November 2, 2015

Make Like a Lighthouse and Shine

A Fun Return Visit to Peggy's Cove

November 2, 2015

One day I got a message from Sister Lambert. 
(Sister Lambert was one of the sister missionaries that used to live next door to us.)
Her companion was going home at the end of this transfer and.....
she had NEVER been to Peggy's Cove!
How can that be??? We needed to rectify that horrible situation!
The fall colors are beautiful! I believe that the red is from blueberry bushes. 
Peggy's Cove is always great for photo opportunities. 
Elder Pitt, Sister Pitt, Sister Fenn and Sister Lambert
We love our sisters!!
The rocks are massive and beautiful! 
Me looking at you looking at me......
See the rocks that are black?
There are numerous signs saying to stay off the black rocks.
They are slippery and the waves will take you away in a flash.
Each year there are problems with people not being obedient.
This year there was at least one drowning and one near drowning. 
 The signs on the rocks remind me of the laws of God. 
Sometimes we may see the laws of God as something restrictive, 
the reality is that they are there to protect us. 
The immensity and beauty of the rocks always fills me with awe. 
May we all choose to seek after the lighthouse of the Lord. 
His love for us is unbounded. We need to follow Him.

On Down the Road..... Heading to Terence Bay via Prospect

From Peggy's Cove we went to Prospect. It was a pretty area. 
Nothing of particular note tho'.  

Terence Bay...
We knew nothing about Terence Bay except that it was supposed to have a lighthouse. 
What a beautiful treat was in store for us!

Our first gem was 
St. Paul's Anglican Church.
Built in 1853 it was struck by lightening and burned 
to the ground in 1942. 

The congregation rebuilt the church in one year and it was debt free. 

We followed a little path through the bushes....

The grave of the SS Atlantic and a large portion of it's passengers.

April 1, 1873 the luxury passenger steamship, sailing between Liverpool, England

 and New York was going to Halifax Harbour to take on more coal, 

the coal they were carrying was of poor quality and they had used more than normal. 

Through a series of navigational errors the ship was not on course for Halifax, 
but instead struck Mars Head about 3:10 a.m.

There were about 952 passengers aboard. Of those only 390 survived.

 None of the women survived and only one child. 

At least 138 women died in the wreck. 

Most of the people were buried right here on the shore by the Anglican Church, 
or a little way up the road at the Catholic church cemetery.

Behind the gazebo, is the anchor for the S.S. Atlantic.

This ship wreck was the worst marine disaster in the North Atlantic, since 1707, 
until the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. 

Interestingly enough, both ships were owned by the White Star Line, which was owned by J.P. Morgan.

You can read more about the SS Atlantic at these links

The lighthouse is in the distance. This is the only picture I got of it. 
Guess I'll just have to go back for a better picture. :<haha>

This is definitely the smallest beach we've been on here. 
I loved it!!
I got several pieces of sea glass here!
We love our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ!
We know that They live! They are distinct individuals, and They hear and answer our prayers. 

1 comment:

  1. Once again beautiful and informative! The story of the SS Atlantic saddens me every time I read about it.It is at least one time when "women and children" shouldn't have gone first... by the time they figured out the best way to get the people safely to shore the women and children were drowned!


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