Last week a few of us gals decided we wanted to take a big walk and see something new so we hopped on the Keiku, rode it to the end of the line and walked a good hour or so.
Okay so it was a little more planned than that; we headed out to the Aburatsubo Marine Park. It was a nice walk through farming country- not smell funny kind of farming country but produce farming. We all agreed that it's amazing that a country so small and populated can have such large farming land.
The park looked closed from the outside but we were just early. On our way out we met quite a few students heading in on field trips so we were glad we came in the morning.
Just inside the park there were little outdoor pools where you could touch the expected star fish, but there was also a pool with what looked like little sharks! Not entirely sure what they were but my goodness did it take me quite a bit of time to build up the courage to "pet" the fish.
Gabriel got to stand in front of the tanks again! He gets so mesmorized by watching the sharks and fish swim.
|Gabriel swimming with the fishes.|
Like Sea Paradise there was a dolphin show but this shows was far more
exciting intriguing that the other one. To begin with it took place in outer space so some of the trainers wore alien masks and their voice was sometimes altered. We think the overall story way about recycling and not polluting- a fuzzy bear-duck alien would empty fuel containers out of his spaceship and a seal would come by and take them. Of course no Japanese alien themed dolphin show is complete without seal DJs and Michael Buble accompaniment.
|Gabriel too distracted by the show to smile for the camera.|
Because this was all too good to not take video of, here you go!
Some times it is difficult not knowing what is being said or understand what is happening but sometimes I think it can be more fun- this trip was one of those times.