The horrible weather has been very horrible this week, culminating in Storm Desmond on Friday and Saturday. 70mph gusts of wind and rain, not too good for photography. On Wednesday I had to travel to Scotland, but didn’t get inspired to take many photos.
It’s grim oop north
Came across a telephone box though, always like to collect shots of these,
This weekend we have had our grandson Cal to stay over while his Mum & Dad had a trip away for Dad’s birthday. We like to take Cal out, so in spite of Storm Desmond, off we went to Sea Life in Tynemouth. It was so windy it was hard to walk, but once inside it was OK. First thing we did was to feed Cal ..
and then went in to see the fish. I gave Cal my Nikon S1 and he and Grandad also took some shots.
The lighting inside is not great, and you can’t use flash, so lots of rubbish shots, but did get a few nice ones,
There is a glass tunnel to walk under where the fish swim all around and above..
they also have an ‘amazon’ section with marmosets and a cotton top tamarind
We caught feeding time with the otters, it was really dark in the otter house, and neither my fuji or the nikon could cope with the combination of low light and rapidly moving otters, so I used the Nikon with flash and got told off by one of the animal keepers. Bad Fraggle. Don’t think I did any damage to the otters and they didn’t give a poo.
We went to see the sealions which have a huge play park and they shoot around it so fast it was really hard to get a shot.
And you can see them outside too.
but it was too cold and windy for Cal so we went and had another cuppa, and got him some toys for his bath time
and then we took a selfie as we left 🙂
and went back home to get warm!
and thats the end of this week.