Sunset at Peggys Cove after a violent wind storm the previous day

Peggy's Point Lighthouse

Nova Scotia

The highlight of the cove is this picture-perfect lighthouse, built in 1914. It's supposedly the most photographed lighthouse in Canada, and for many years served as a post office.

You can wander freely around the granite landscape that undulates much like the icy sea beyond, but take care: several people have been swept away by freak swells here.