We were actually quite lucky to catch two performances . . one was about the history of the aquarium and the other was pure acrobatics which were actually very impressive. The relationship between the trainers and the whales is very personal. This is most likely the closest we will ever be to whales, so I am really glad we did this and learned about their history as well.
We also went on the the tower that spirals around and up so that you get an amazing view of both the park and the bay . . . . it was just as smooth as silk and only took 6 minutes to go all the way up and down. Also took the sky tram across the park and got a good bird`s eye view of the whole bay.
Of course we saw many sea animals, but I hate taking photos through glass due to the distortion and reflection . . . but we did manage to catch some of the animals just frolicking about.
You can both smell and hear the seals long before you ever see them. And then of course there are birds everywhere and I have to say that I am not at all fussy about them brushing my face or landing on me. I did overhear one lady saying that a `damn bird just peed on me` . . .. glad that didn`t happen to me.
The park was starting to get decked out for Christmas . . . I believe the unveiling for the Christmas programs was this weekend. It still seems so odd to see all this glitz and hear Christmas Carols and everything is green and the flowers are blooming.
At first I thought this fellow might be a carving . .. he appeared to not be even breathing.
|Turtle taking a nap|
Sooo . . . one more item crossed off the bucket list.