Wednesday, June 20, 2007

A visit to "The Deep"
I haven't blogged since Sunday because I went over to Leeds to visit Talj. One of the things we did was go to Hull and visit the big aquarium there called "The Deep". Although I don't think it's quite as good as our own local place "The Blue Planet" I really enjoyed our trip. Except for lunch. Lunch was disgusting. Soggy butties, cold chips and a really nasty "healthy" cereal bar...The picture above shows a statue at the entrance.

We had fun trying to take photos through the glass. Most of them were pretty useless but a couple turned out ok. I liked this little yellow fish.

I wasn't so keen on this shark! Look at those mean little eyes. This photo can't convey the real sense of menace in his look. We were very glad to have a thick sheet of glass between us and him!

We found Nemo...well, several Nemos anyway. They are very attractive little fish and I liked the sea anenome too.
I had a really nice time in Leeds with T. On the Tuesday we went to a sushi bar for lunch (sheer absolute BLISS!!!) and also made fairy cakes. I know it's been an emotional time for T but we still managed to enjoy each others company and have a few laughs.
Today I went for a long walk with M and J in the morning and in the afternoon it was RDA. On the last ride we had a new rider called Liz who was very nervous but really enjoyed herself. I was leading Daz and when Ruth was adjusting his girth he bit me on the forearm. OUCH!!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Julie - I love your fishy pictures. The colours are really beautiful. Delighted to read you finally made it to a sushi bar LOL. CH xxx

RUTH said...

The photos are superb especially the Nemo one. It struck me as funny when I opened your blog....a cat clock in the corner eyeing that shark statue. :o)
I am glad you were able to visit T and help her through such a difficult time.
Extra special {{HUGS}}

Anna said...

Love the fish pics.....looks like Nemo in the last one. Sounds like you all had a good time visiting!

Faye Pekas said...

I'm glad you had a good time. Sounds like Talj did too. I recognize that shark as the same one who looked like he was going to eat her on her blog.

Some of the shots through the glass are amazingly clear.

Pat said...

As I was looking at your photos, I was reminded of Nemo and then you mentioned him!

Lovely shots through the glass, Julie.

So happy you had a great time.

Akelamalu said...

The photos turned out really well through the glass. Don't sharks have DEAD eyes - YUK!

Someone in Al Ain said...

very beautiful pictures..

talj said...

I love you Julie xxxx

Moi said...

Oh the Nemos!!! :)

JAM said...

Great shots! I love the little yellow one. I've never tried to take photos at an aquarium. Do they allow flash?

I agree with the comments above, sharks have dead eyes.