The waterfalls are always a favorite place to play, there are 4 or 5 of them. We visit the three easterly ones every time we go.
We found a mermaid's purse! Its an egg case for a shark or a ray!
Sprout ate periwinkles and rocks when no one was fast enough grabbing them away from him. It is agreed that when we have to return to a hunter gatherer life that he has a leg up on all of us!
Then we did some hunting and gathered delicious blackberries. They've just started up here at Blomidon, almost all of them are still green. We'll be picking into October! Rock Hound has a gift with rock finding and found this awesome rock bowl. Everyone used it to drink from the waterfall too.
We had dinner at a friend's house who lives 300 metres from the causeway that goes over to the REAL PIRATE TREASURE ISLAND - OAK ISLAND. After dinner Nature Girl and her friend Anaximander got into a history computer game called Empire: Total War and we went for a walk with Wild Thing and Sprout, over to look at Oak Island.
Real cannons! This is not a touristy place. The entire island is owned by treasure seekers - rivalries exist! One group of owners built the causeway (which was supposed to be dismantled afterwards) to get heavy machinery onto the island. They still make all the other owners take barges and boats across!
We think a skull and crossbones would have been more appropriate on the sign.
Maybe next time we'll sail out to Tancook Island - sparkling in the distance.
We took the kids to Laurencetown Beach - surfing mecca. We discussed surfing with them and both of them were over the moon with the idea. The talk turned to surfer movies they might like. Wild Thing explained how there needed to be a movie about pirate surfers. Not ordinary pirate surfers - skeleton pirate surfer KNIGHTS. I made the mistake of saying I thought finding a movie about skeleton pirate surfer knights might be impossible. He set out to prove me wrong.
Which brought us to Dude's Food
Close to heaven for this little dude!
But still, it isn't quite what he was looking for....