Today we hiked around Ochre Hill in Terra Nova National Park and then hiked up to the fire lookout tower. The views were amazing in the area. You could see for miles (kilometers!) in all directions even though it was overcast.
B went up the fire tower and I stayed down with Mom and looked through the binoculars.
Watch for this head tilt. It is something new I am doing. I call it being cute.
We visited the activity center at the campgrounds in the Terra Nova park. They had a HUGE building for activities, crafts and programs. It was packed with parentless rowdy kids.
We attended a program called Bear Aware. It was a fun interactive program about how to be bear safe when camping.
After the program we hiked the campground trail in search of evidence of beavers. We found quite a lot of downed trees that were obviously beaver work!
We got closer to the water and found many beaver lodges scattered around the sound.
I had to check out each tree. I am convinced I can tell which beaver did this. I was comparing teeth marks on all the trees.
We hiked the 3km trail of the loop at the campground and then headed for ice cream at the camp store. A medium ice cream (2 scoops) was only $1.50!
The weather was finally warming up and the sun came out so we headed towards where we are camping and a little past to a place called Sandy Cove. It was a lovely little beach sheltered from the larger waves.
We found hundreds of jellyfish. Mostly moon jelly and younger lion’s mane jellies. We soon had a hoard of kids following us and joining our science lessons of jellyfish.
We taught kids which were safe to touch and then then set about helping get them back in the water if they got stuck as the tide was going out.
We ended the evening with some really warm, long showers (in the bath house as we were really sandy) and a movie on the tv after our journals were updated from the day.