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"Evangeline" statue at Grand-Pre National Historic Site and scattered throughout the American Colonies and overseas. Te exhibits in the center include a life-size cross-section of a dike the Acadians built to hold back the sea, dikes that are still in use today. A statue of Evangeline stands in front of a churchlike structure built in 1930 as a memorial to the Acadians. VISIONS OF NOVA SCOTIA Although I thoroughly enjoyed the frst week of the trip, it was not what I had imagined Maritime Canada to be. Tat feeling quickly changed as we headed out the next day. "Today is probably what you think Nova Scotia looks like," said Lisa. "Te South Shore is what Nova Scotia is supposed to look like." As the early morning fog of Halifax dissipated, we saw the efects of the mile-deep glaciers that carved the craggy coast- 24 BANK TRAVEL M A N A G E M E N T Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site Prince Edward Island line of the Maritimes. "It's quite dramatic when you come around the corner and see the landscape," said Lisa. "It is barren and Arctic-like." We were headed to the fshing village of Peggy's Cove for breakfast at the Sou'Wester restaurant, with views of the town's famous red-and-white, 1850s lighthouse sitting atop a jumble of huge granite boulders. Although only about 35 people live in Peggy's Cove yearround, it welcomes millions of visitors each year and is possibly the Maritimes' most famous site. As such, I was worried it wouldn't live up to expectations. But I worried in vain. After breakfast, we took a leisurely stroll through the town, listening to a kilt-clad bagpipe busker playing in front of the lighthouse, stopping in shops with hand-crafted items, and examining lobster traps and multicolored marker buoys piled on wharfs next to lobster boats. S E P T E M B E R / O C T O B E R 2 0 1 3

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