We spent Tuesday afternoon at Basin Head Provincial Park. It is renowned for its warm water and scenic landscapes. It is very picturesque and a must see if you are visiting PEI. From the moment you step out of the car, you feel as though you have been transported to another time and place. The high red cliffs, the charming buildings, the boardwalks, the red sand beach and the bright algae covered rocks are mesmerizing. The pictures do not do it justice. The kids spent hours exploring the rocks and water. They found clams, hermit crabs, large crabs, jelly fish and so much more.
At one point, Kaelyn and daddy were rock jumping on their search for the largest intact seashell. Kaelyn excitedly proclaims “Look at this rock, it shakes. She stood with a foot perched on either side and rocked back and forth. Daddy smiled and told her to be careful…you never know what is hiding under that rock. At the same moment that Kaeyln muttered “Ya right”, a giant crab scurried out from under the rock. Kaelyn’s screams were so intense that it brought everyone running and we were sure the screams could be heard all across the island. By the time we arrived, the crab was in defensive mode with his claws up. Hailey was stunned by the size and insisted the crab was as big as daddy’s head.
Once we finished exploring all the marine life the girls spent some time cliff jumping and digging in the sand. Maria was particularly upset when it was time to leave. She thoroughly enjoyed digging in the sand and crawling across all the rocks. Her melt down practically brought all of tears. Check out the picture. It is sure to melt your heart. This good natured child who never complains about anything was devastated.