Our first full day of our trip saw us make the drive into Nova Scotia and along the coast to our home-for-the-week Amherst Shore Provincial Park not far from the New Brunswick border on the Northumberland Strait which separates Prince Edward Island from the mainland. The journey was rather wet and when we arrived in the early afternoon there was no sign of a significant break in the rain any time soon, so we went ahead and put our tent up in the rain. One of the nice surprises of this trip was just how helpful the kids can be these days - so it went pretty well.
By the time we were done, it seemed too late to bother with lunch, so we went out for an early dinner instead. While we ate, the weather finally broke and when we got back to our campsite, we went to discover the trail to the beach where we marveled at the red sand and rocks, the many, many periwinkles and a pile of rocks with a dead crab (we added a second one):