- raingear and sturdy shoes
- bird identification guide
- flowering plant field guide
- trees field guide
- something to do if it rains (or go to Baadeck Yarns for knitting supplies)
For a trip where you’ll have the wherewithal to cook your own dinner:
- crab/lobster “crackers” to crack the shell (depending on the season: lobster season, snow crab season)
- a big ol’ pot to boil the lobster or crab (if in season)
- oyster knife (one can be purchased locally if you don’t have one) for the luscious oysters you’ll get from Hideaway campground on Aspy Bay.
If you’re a golfer,
- bring your golf clubs. The Highlands Links was recently rated the top public course in Canada.
We brought most of this, but neglected to bring the crackers and the pot. We were able to borrow the crab/lobster pot and use bamboo skewers to pull the crab meat from the snow crab legs (mmmmmmmm). We bought an oyster knife, adding to our collection of these. But, the excellent oysters from Aspy Bay were definitely worth the purchase of yet another oyster knife. Not yet sure if we’ll donate it to the house we’re renting.