There are few worse feelings than that waving goodbye at the airport, but I’m gathering up some happy memories to share with you this week. This was our third, and possibly last, visit to Zoomarine. There’s something so endearing about a dolphin. You’d sacrifice your bath for a week or two if you were offered the loan of one, wouldn’t you? I know I would!
It’s great to be surrounded by smiling faces, and the zoo-themed water park has taken a leaf or three from the famous Florida parks, including a ‘catchy’ tune. It’s not something I would recommend for every day as it’s quite a costly business and in full summer would be far too busy for enjoyment. At this time of year, though, the sunshine can be quite warm and the water parks themselves are not yet open, so you can quite effectively kill 2 birds with one stone. But please don’t talk about killing birds around here. They do have ears, you know!
Talking of birds, isn’t this the most wonderful tropical plant ever? I always have to stop to admire the Bird of Paradise.
The flora and fauna create a pleasant environment for a stroll, and you can always spice it up with a ride or two. The wave maker was none too rough, but you could whoop your way down the water chute, as mine did.
A particular favourite with small person was the rollercoaster. ‘Hands up’ as you swoop downwards. He quite liked being high above the park too.
The sea lion show was in the process of being revamped, but there were crazy pirate acrobatics to compensate, and some hefty dinosaurs were being craned into position for a future Jurassic feature. Zoomarine has all the makings of a great family day out.
I suspect Patti knew I wouldn’t be able to resist her Delicious post this week. I almost met the lovely lady when she passed through Portugal earlier this month, but it didn’t quite happen. Hopefully another time. She and the Lens-Artists are doing such a good job. And for those of you who care about these things, the one on the right was my choice.
Time to catch up with a couple of weeks worth of walks. Please do visit any you’ve missed. And many thanks to all of you for continuing to follow along on Jo’s Monday walk. It’s much appreciated.
Why not let Janet tempt you with an almond croissant? Or even a small absinthe…
You’ll be full as a gun when you’re finished over at Jackie’s!
Debbie I can always rely on to find me a view I’ve never seen before :
And Suzanne to sing lovely New Zealand’s praises loud and clear :
But I could almost be homesick for England when I look at some of Jude’s posts :
And then Tish really made me wish I’d made it to the Malverns :
Margaret seduced me completely by taking me back to Staithes, an old haunt of mine, and then disaster struck :
Lisa, meanwhile, had her eye on a young eagle :
Life on the move. Drake knows all about that!
Where did Irene get to this week?
Soft and gentle Spring time, with Rupali :
It’s fascinating seeing the world from different perspectives. Susanne shared close to home :
And Cathy… well, she’s always wandering
But you could create your own Algarve walk, with a little help from a friend. Many thanks, Becky!
It’s Easter next weekend and I hope to share with you some of the magic of this special time of the year here in the Algarve. It would be great if you could join me. Meantime, have a happy and peaceful week!