From Scottsdale we made our way to St Helens. We found this fabulous playground to stop at for lunch. After seeing pictures of the Bay of Fires Conservation Area I really had my heart set on camping up there, so we headed just north of town to see what was available. We ended up at the Cosy Corner camping area. There are two sections to this campground and we discovered later that the other section is better suited to caravans. We found a spot and could hear the waves crashing on the beach while we were setting up. I’d read that there was a strong riptide here, so we went down to explore before deciding whether we’d swim. It wasn’t really swim weather anyway as it was pretty overcast. We found an amazing spot for exploring. So many huge rocks to climb on with tide pools everywhere. Such an amazing place. Many of the rocks were covered in a dark orange lichen. It made me wonder if that’s where the Bay of Fires go its name. I learned later that it came from the explorer’s view of the aboriginal fires up and down the bay. So much to look at! Jitterbug is my explorer. He’d be happy doing this all day long. Why, yes, those are blue toenails! Every time I get out the nail polish the kids want to do theirs too. Even TurboBug wants his painted! The kids excitedly yelled that they’d found an animal. We’re not sure what it was. From this angle it looks like a rat. Crab! I see a crab! Down here somewhere….Dad climbed down for a closer view. Can you see him in this picture? Or this one? This one’s colouring makes him a little easier to spot. I have so many pictures from our time here, I’ll have to put more in another post.