Thursday 10 April 2014

Down Under in Australia - 25th February: Sea World

Well here I am at Sea World which is where Mum's friend Tania took us on the Tuesday.  We left early in the morning for the drive to the Gold Coast and arrived just before 10am. It was an amazing day, the sun shone brightly, it was wonderfully warm and great fun was had indeed.  She had very generously booked us into a wonderful room with a fabulous view at the resort.  

This is our room.


View from balcony

Just amazing, we have never stayed in a place like this before

The Australian flag.

At night they had a fun light show for all the children.

A view of Surfer's Paradise at night.

Here is Tania sitting with the Walrus.  Didn't get a photo of Mum unfortunately.

There really was so much to do and see.

I loved watching the penguins.

Look at the way he is bending his head back to groom himself.

Hitty Madge enjoyed the penguins as well.

We watched the little penguins being fed in the enclosure outside.

This one still has some blood from the fish round its beak.

We went into the big aquarium where I enjoyed watching all the different types of fish.

It was amazing, there were sharks...

Look a stingray!

A huge turtle

Look another shark!

Close up of the turtle - he was huge.

Hey look it is Dory from 'Finding Nemo'

...and yet more fish!  So colourful they were.

This is a view from near the resort.

Some flowers - Mum always has to take some pictures of flowers of course.

A ray - Mum's friend Tania fed the rays which was fun to watch.

These were all interesting, kind of sea slug/cucumber things.

The were quite big!

Very unusual

You can see how big they were comparing them to me.

I loved seeing these, they were fun.

I liked this one especially.

Hitty Madge enjoyed looking at them as well.

It was very hot, so to cool down a bit, I went for a walk in the jungle to see what I could find.

Nothing quite like a stroll through the cool plants.

What did I find?

Well hello...Dinosaurs!

Hello Pelicans!

Early the following morning I saw a parakeet in the trees outside our room.

Also a Pelican swimming in the sea.

Still to come...

The Dolphin and Sea Lion Show and the Polar Bears.


  1. Hi Henry
    Thanks for sharing all your photos. I'm glad Hitty Madge enjoyed her time there too.
    The penguins are wonderful. We are trying to do a penguin pose here, like the one in your photo where he is standing with his neck bent back but his head level. Maybe Gregor's were not created to do that, or maybe it is just me, but I keep falling over backwards!
    I'm going to get Angelina now. Her Welsh name is Seren Mor that means star of the sea- a bit nicer than just being called star fish, I suppose, but she loves them.
    Can't wait to see the dolphins and sea lions.
    Harri x

    1. Hi Harri, so glad you are enjoying the photos. I am imagining you all trying to do a penguin pose and I am laughing thinking about it. How lovely to learn about Angelina's Welsh name and what it means. Hopefully the Dolphins and Sea Lion photos will be ready in the next day or is taking Mum quite a while to go through the photos and make them smaller to put on the blog.

  2. Wonderful Henry, thank you for sharing all these wonderful photos, your hotel looked just dreamy, I could almost feel the sun on my face!

    1. The hotel was dreamy indeed and Mum even went swimming in the it must have been nice to get her into water!

  3. Great photos :D I should never have watched the Chucky movies, the very human looking dolls give me the shivers lol :D I'm such a wus! xx

    1. Ha ha, no you shouldn't have! Really I'm quite a friendly lad ;-) Nothing to fear from me! Glad you enjoyed the photos.

  4. Oh My Dear Henry - What an Awesome Trip you had - and such Amazing photos from the incredible hotel, to the Beautiful pictures of you and Hitty Madge at the aquarium - I am so Happy you got to have such AmaZing Adventures - Those Penguins were so cute, I wonder if maybe one followed you home?

    What camera do you have? Your pictures are absolutely Amazing - Welcome Home Dear Henry, and Thank you for sharing your Awesome Adventures with us! ~ LuV, TiGGy