If you are driven to Peggy’s Cove – by tour bus, taxi driver or private guide – you will park in a lot next to The Sou’Wester, a large gift store and restaurant. But what is a sou’wester? It is a waterproof hat with a long flap over the neck and down the back to protect fishermen and sailors from cold rain and wind. In front is an oversized brim acting as a gutter to keep water off the face. The term is often extended to a long raincoat. This carving outside the restaurant models the ensemble. Note the lobster trap. Today, they are typically made from plastic covered metal versus the traditional wooden version.