Day Trip to learn about Long Island Sound

Trip Start Apr 20, 2012
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Trip End Sep 01, 2012


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Maritime Aquarium

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Well, yesterday morning we got up and had some lovely blueberry pancakes and then spent some more time organising our large bags of clothes and gear, spent some time helping Gramma with jobs around the house and then packed up the kids into the car and headed down to the Norwalk Aquarium.
We had a grand time learning about the fish and sealife in Long Island Sound and without doubt the highlight for the kids was the 'touch tank' where they got to touch and feel a couple of sharks and many different species of skates and rays. The sharks were described as 'rough' and the skates as 'gooey'! The kids certainly had a great time and we were all intrigued to look at and learn about which species of fish were safely and sustainably fished and which species to avoid as purchase of them would lead to overfishing. Also, funnily enough, this aquarium had a large collection of different amphibians including poison dart frogs, a range of salamanders and even some snakes. This tied in nicely with the baby turtles that the kids and Gramma found by the side of the road when they went for a walk to get an ice cream the day before. Gramma would not let the kids touch the baby turtles and they watched them walk away through the grass. 

We drove home in the afternoon and before we had dinner, we spent some time pitching our new tent which we purchased for the impending camping, road trip. It is quite a flash tent with two main rooms, a screen room and a pre-wired lighting system which even has a light switch by the front door. Only in America!!!!!

Then it was time for bed and a pleasant night's sleep in anticipation of the drive to Maine and OUR NEW CAR!!!!!
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