Following my previous posts about life after death, ghosts and angels, you could be forgiven for thinking I have photographed a spooky being maybe even an extraterrestrial But it's not any of these, just a Ray from a visit to the Sealife centre at Balloch, Loch Lomond.
The rays amazed me,some were in a tank with an open top and they would pop their heads out as if looking to see what was going on.As you looked into the tank they came right up to the glass,they looked so funny. Going through the water tunnel the ghostly one above was lying over the top, it was so flat it looked like a sticker stuck on the glass.
Now we know where the producer of Dr Who gets his ideas for ailiens from,a visit to the Sealife Centre.
My husband had a week off from work so we took toddler boy to see sharks. I expected big sharks but they were very small, however toddler boy wasn't disappointed and loved every minute.
I touched a starfish and had my finger grabbed by a sea anemone. I spoke to a member of staff dealing with the small octopus, he had put a jar with a lid on it containing food in the tank.Usually the octopus will unscrew the lid and get his food out but he was in a much too playful mood and would rather grab the keeper's hands at the top of the tank. He said the octopus could switch coloured lights on and off and even had a favourite colour.
Unfortunately I didn't get a photo as it ate it's dinner and curled up in a ball.
|The look of wonder at nature.|
Toddler boy was even brave enough to put his head inside a bubble to see what it was like to live under the sea. He informed me that Nemo was in there, and he was right.
Some fish seem to lead pretty boring lives, just lazing about in a corner not moving then you see the magic of sea horses and jellyfish, the way they move and their wonderful colours.
|Just chilling, never moved.|
|The jellyfish danced|
|It's neighbour joined in|
|Seahorse, beautiful and mesmerising|
|Loch Lomond not looking it's best on a cold day. Taken through glass.|
After we arrived home and he had a sleep he woke up asking to go and see the sharks again so I guess that's the sign of a good day out.
There was a play park outside with lots of climbing frames made with logs and nets and a safe landing surface.
Some things were closed like the crazy golf (thank goodness) and roundabouts and train rides. You could spend a fortune here. If you visit, the tickets are cheaper to buy online and print yourself, and they of course do family tickets.
This post was not sponsered in any way.I just thought I'd share our day out with you.
Photos are not of best quality as I only had my phone camera with me.