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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,





Found Nemo 

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

Cotton top by Phil

Cotton top by Phil



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.

Laters gaters

😉 ❤

32 comments on “The Sunday Fraggle report~SeaLife edition

  1. vinnieh says:

    There is something very unnerving about gusts of wind.

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    1. yes, getting blown about is most disturbing!

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  2. kmSalvatore says:

    Wow, what fantastic shots Fraggy , I’d never guess you were having a storm, I can tell Cal had a blast, what good g’parents. I love your shots at sea world. One of my favorite places to go, when I’m on a proper vacation. (More than an over niter ). I’m always delighted when you give Cal your camera. You just might make Him famous yet;)
    Ok, lemme go find u on fb. Later gator. Have a good week ❤️

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  3. Francis.R. says:

    The Amazon zone is Amazing (pun intended) I adore your bad weather, perhaps in your countryside it looks exotic, and the telepone box resemble a gate to other place.

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    1. Yes I think Superman used to use these 😉

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  4. MarySmyth says:

    Oh goodness Fraggy what a super cutie your grandson is! I love that last one, precious. Aren’t your phone boxes all red? I’m just curious.

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    1. Yes they are, but lots have been discontinued and removed, mobile phones killed them off, so I like to snap them when I find one, I’ll do a post one day when I find enough 😊 this one has seen better days.


  5. -N- says:

    Fun in crappy weather – sometimes you just have to make your own. Sounds like you had a great time with everyone – and you did get some fantastic shots – love all those lavenders!

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    1. Thanks, I deleted loads more than I kept, but quality over quantity 😊

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  6. Crazyyyyy beautiful shots! The weather might not be great, but at least it makes for some very moody/interesting photos! This is probably my favorite phone booth photo I’ve ever seen- also the one of the sealion’s head peeping out of the water is ace!!

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    1. Thanks hunny hope you’re enjoying sunny Spain 🙂

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      1. The weather has been crazy nice- definitely not a bad way to spend the winter! 😀

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        1. I’m trying not to be jealous, but failing. ☔️

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  7. lolabees says:

    Looks like such a fun day! The pictures turned out great,!

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    1. Thanks Lola, am loving the photos of your puppy on Faceache 😊


      1. lolabees says:

        Aw, so glad to hear that. She is such a sweet girl. Baby animals make everything better!


  8. melissajane14 says:

    Oh you rebel! I understand why that have that rule in place, but I’m sure that the sea otters didn’t mind. Love your leading photo! It reminded me of a VanGogh painting. I also liked the photo of the sea lion peeking out of the swirling water. Well done!
    Cal is going to be a heartbreaker 🙂
    Wishing you better weather, but not too great because moody skies make for great photos!
    Have an awesome week!

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    1. Haha yes moody skies abound! Cheers Melissa 😊

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  9. steviegill says:

    I went to Hull recently and they have white telephone boxes there! What’s that all about? (something to do with their being no BT there I believe)

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    1. That’s just weird, and also wrong 😊


  10. We can’t do much about the weather, can we. Except starting to take it seriously and change our destruction of Mother Earth. I love you picture, particularly the ones taken at the aquarium. The one of the phone boot, though, is the best, both humorous and sad.

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  11. I love the phone booth picture, but all of them are simply amazing!

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  12. Jay says:

    Aw, y’all are too cute.
    The first photos do look a little grayer than your usual.
    The underwater one with the colourful strands, whatever it is, reminds me of a fraggle!

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    1. Haha yes, why didn’t I see that!!?


  13. AK says:

    Actually I really like the first three images, you have captured the mood. It reminded me of when I lived in the Lakes.

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  14. Great shots of Sea Life.

    Glad you found Nemo. 😀

    And those old phone booths are no doubt considered real antique curiosities by today’s young people.

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    1. Indeed, thanks Mr. Helsing, though maybe Superman still has a use for them.

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