Day 5 of our holiday, and the swimming pool at our little cottage is still in high demand. Our daughters are still going swimming before breakfast and they are loving it, which is why we chose this particular cottage. Personally rather them than me, too much energy needed at that time of the morning, especially when on holiday.
We decided that today we would venture across to Boulogne, on the northern coast of France. Boulogne is only 25 miles across the English channel to Dover. When we got there I was surprised to find that the white cliffs of Dover were clearly visible from the seafront.
We had found, whilst looking in some tourist brochures left in our cottage for us, that there is a Sea world museum called Nausicaa in Boulogne, so we thought we would give it a visit.
Unfortunately it’s not cheap, but, it is big. You will need at least 3hrs to go around it all and that doesn’t count stopping in the restaurant or the gift shop.
Nausicaa sets out to explore all aspects of the sea. Its aim is to educate about the creatures that live in it…
and those who rely on it, to survive.
The exhibits are wide ranging and of course that meant I took a lot of pictures, oh well good job its a digital camera.
Some fish seemed curious…
I even found Nemo…
There were lots of these…
I wouldn’t want to mess with them.
There were tanks were you could stroke the inhabitants though, in the form of various types of rays, they felt very velvety.
There was lots to see and do including hands on exhibits showing what man is doing to the ocean, both to care for it and shamefully, to destroy it. There was instruction on how we can save the oceans and the creatures that live in it and depend on it for their survival.
Coming back out there was just enough time for the girls to play on the beach whilst others of us rested in the sunshine.
Boulogne had been a great day out, all the family enjoyed it, even the mother in law.
Come on you knew camera shy or not, I was going to get a photo of you up here one of these days.
Come back tomorrow for more fun from France.
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