Entertaining our guest: Day 4

We planned didn’t we. And we all know what happens if we plan anything.
There was a major accident on the way to Skeggy involving two HGVs and the road has been blocked/heavy traffic all day. Even an alternative route, which actually puts about 15 miles on the journey, had its own problems with road works, and later in the afternoon, there was another incident at one end of the High Street which blocked another route in and out.
So we didn’t go.

Hubby has not been feeling too good today, so suggested MOH and I went up to the Seal Sanctuary. It’s expensive to get in (£9 or £8 for senior citizens which we are as we are both over 60), so we were in two minds, but eventually thought ‘why not?’
And I’m glad we went.

It’s not just a sanctuary for seals. There are reptiles, parrots, gannets, geese, chickens, rabbits, gibbons, meerkats, guinea pigs, pigs, squirrel monkeys (including a new baby which is so tiny and cute but I couldn’t get a picture), pheasants, peacocks, birds of prey, horses, goats, spiders, and a fantastic history of the area over 20,000 years ago complete with fossils, skulls, and interpretations of the life of dinosaurs.

We arrived about half an hour before feeding time so were able to have a look inside the reptile house beforehand.
You should all be proud of me as you know how I feel about spiders, but I took these photos. Honest (and thank god the damn things didn’t move!)
  Bird’s Nest spider Tarantula

There were also several corn snakes and small pythons, but they were too shy to come out from their hiding places. However, I did get photos of these guys:

There were two gibbons, but the one with the black and grey face hid in his box whilst his room-mate was merrily showing off his acrobatical skills.
The selection of birds was amazing, and the colours! There was plenty of room for them to fly and the large macaw parrot was very obliging in his pose.

Photos:  Top : Eagle Owl, Emu.
Centre :  Gannets
Bottom: Parrot, Macaw.

The meerkats are sweet, and one saw me taking his picture and posed for me!

Oh, and there were some seals too, but I’m putting them in another post.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to Entertaining our guest: Day 4

  1. colonialist says:

    The meerkat is one of my cousins, and I told him to do a good pose!
    Certainly a wide selection to add to the seals.

  2. That meerkat – his expression is adorable!

  3. I’m very proud of you. That was very brave. I don’t think I would have been that daring! That meerkat seems like a very sweet guy. Loved all your pictures.

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