Posted in Florida 2013

15th December 2013 (Day 14): Seaworld

SeaWorld

 Unfortunately we’re nearly at the end of our trip and this will be our last full day.  So we returned to SeaWorld again to see some more of the things there.

 The first thing we did was go to the touch pool where you can feel the rays.

Rays
Rays

Rosemary was a bit nervous about it at first, especially as some of them slap their wings against the side and you can get splashed.  But got used to it and was gently stroking them soon enough.  They’re really soft and feel like velvet.

We got a pressed penny afterwards which said “I Touched the Rays”.

Pressed Penny
Pressed Penny

In the Antarctica zone (we saw the penguins last time) we got a snap with the Christmas sign.

Antartica
Happy Holidays

The models of the different penguins were really nice.  There is a whole wall of them.

Penguins
Penguins

We visited the Sharks Encounter and took a photo which was similar to one we took on our previous visit.

Scary Shark
Scary Shark

And from our last trip:

Shark!
Shark!

The walk through was very scary.

Very scary!
Very scary!

We didn’t get to see the One Ocean show last visit so made sure we got there this time around.  Putting aside issues of whether Orcas should be held in captivity it is a very spectacular show.

Shamu
Shamu
Shamu
Shamu

And a photo with the Shamu model at the entrance.

Shamu
Shamu

After the show we went to visit the Wild Arctic.  As it was Christmas everything was themed around the Polar Express movie and the little movie you watch to go through to the animals was clips from the movie.

The tree inside was really amazing, probably even more so because of the low light levels.

Christmas Tree
Christmas Tree
To the North Pole
To the North Pole

No pictures of the animals as they didn’t come out very well.  But on the way out we got a cup of hot chocolate which Rosemary said was the “best ever”.  It was incredibly sweet!

As we walked around to the Christmas Market that was running there was virtually no one playing the fairground games.  So we decided to have a go at Shamu Showdown and I won a Christmas Shamu for Rosemary.  She was so happy about this.

We won Shamu
We won Shamu

And finally another picture of some of the Christmas Trees.  These were at the top of the park in the gardens.

Christmas Trees
Christmas Trees

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