Breakfast with "Shamu" at Seaworld San Diego
Trip Start Apr 17, 2011
72Trip End Jul 12, 2011
Now first of all, the whale we had breakfast with wasnt called Shamu, The actual whale Shamu died in the 70s, but since she was the first whale to appear in Seaworld shows they've kept the name of Shamu for all the whale shows at all the Seaworlds, kinda weird and confusing but ok
After breakfast we went straight to the whale 'one world' show where they had 3 whales doing tricks and getting people soaked. Lots of singing too which was weird and I didnt like the singing but the whales were very entertaining, especially when their sole purpose was to get the crowd as wet as possible. Luckily it was a warm sunny day, unlike yesterday.
We didnt get wet at all in the whale show, even though we were sitting in the 'soak zone' and it was pretty warm, and we'd come prepared to get wet, so we went on the white rapids ride and we definitely got wet then
Outside there were also magallenic penguins, which are south american penguins and live in argentina and peru and are closely related to the Humbolt penguin (kate and family will know that i did an assignment on this penguin!) and they were really cool. They live in a compltely different habitat to the ones inside in the antarctic exhibit. Its amazing. I was very happy just watching the penguins and ould have for the rest of the day, but tom wouldnt let me.
We went to the dolphin show later and there were not just dolphins but more whales and birds as well! There was more singing in that as well, and lots of acrobatics and people diving, it was a pretty good show, more people getting saturated :) makes me laugh.
We caught the bus and the light rail back to the hostel and stopped in at a steakhouse on the way home for some dinner because tom was craving steak haha. He definitely enjoyed his dinner. :)