My husband hasn't had any time off work for 6 months so when he came home on Friday and said he had gotten Monday and Tuesday off we packed up the car and headed out of town! We, my husband and I, being the home schooling parents that we are, decided to head somewhere where a bit of learning can be done but also allow for some relaxing time. Right now the children are studying the oceans so we thought a trip to The Deep in the town of Hull would be a great first stop!
The Deep is a large aquarium and had great exhibits starting back to the beginning of oceans and the first ocean animals all the way to conservation and research exhibits. The kids and my husband and I found many many useful tidbits of information. The exhibit on slime and its importance to living creatures (including humans) was fascinating:)
Of course there is a picture of Nemo and Marlin
My kids loved the riding glass elevator thru the aquarium. My daughter was fascinated with the saw fish which is what she is pointing at but the camera just missed it:)
Nautilus fascinated my son. We must have stood still for 5 minutes (record for my son) waiting to see if we could catch one swimming. Didn't happen but he went back to this exhibit several times hoping to catch one swimming.
Who doesn't love watching Jellyfish when they are behind glass!
The children's favorite fish. Little man loved the cow fish (I think that is what it was called) and Princess loved the Hawaii state fish called Humuhumunukunukuapua`a and she quickly learned how to pronounce it (I still can't) and loves saying the name of the fish every chance she gets. It is a bit annoying:)
During the conservation part of the exhibit they had these art works hanging. I was amazed by what this artist found and what he did with it.
At first glance you think this is seaweed or straw but it is actually a small skeleton of a fish.
Sad but amazing at the same time.
After spending the morning exploring the deep and getting a little bit of knowledge we headed off to visit the City of York. I have to say it is one of my favorite cities in England so far. We have been 3 or 4 times. I love how the old and new seems to merge together throughout the town. It is just beautiful.
I love driving into York, this is one of the many gated entrances to the city.
Driving along the road outside the city wall. The hill side was covered with yellow daffodils. So pretty.
City park amongst the ruins of a monastery. Just breathtaking. A favorite picnic spot it appears.
One of the staircases to take you on top of the Roman walls along the the city. This one is very near a large traffic intersection so cars are whizzing by.
I believe there is over two miles of Roman wall you can walk on, we only did a fraction of it this day as it was late and the kids were getting tired.
On our way back to the car we found this sign which we had not seen before.
I haven't heard of this before so I need to look it up.
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