Under The Sea

Today my mum,dad, my husband, Little L and I went for a day out to Blue Planet Aquarium. It was the first time Little L had been to a large aquarium and she had been getting pretty excited for a few days leading up to the visit. When we arrived and saw that four school trips were going on, I did think that Little L may not get to see much but the place is split into different sections so we didn't actually bump into any group of little people.



At first Little L was too excited to stand still long enough to look at anything but she soon calmed down. The first thing to stop her in her tracks were some ducks that were swimming around on top of the tank in the Rivers & Streams section - I was a bit surprised to see those myself. 
Little L didn't seem to be too impressed by the sharks at all but loved walking through the tunnels.






What she loved the most was when we went to The Rocky Shoreline because she had wanted to see a crab anyway and she was also allowed to put her hand in a tank and touch the fish. She would have stayed there all day swirling her hand in the water if we had let her.




I quite liked the Venom part. Not for spiders, snakes or anything creepy but for the jellyfish. 




I've never seen these upside down ones before and though it was some kind of coral at first.




These moonlight jellyfish were gorgeous, really bright.


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Outside were two kinds of otters and as soon as we stepped out we heard a pretty loud squealing/squeaking noise. It was these small otters waiting for their dinner. I've never heard an otter make a sound before and was surprised at how noisy they can be.
Before we left Little L played in the play area and I got a little wet which was down to my dad ( he had played on a game with Little L and as a prize you had water squirted at you , my dad walked off and I got the water ) 
We had a great day but were exhausted when we arrived back home so Little L, hubbie and I had a quick 40 winks before the boys came back from school.