New York City Blogging – Aquarium

  • as usual awake early, on my way late
  • dared to go into the bakery and managed to to buy EVERYTHING
  • Mango cake! Lemon cake! Sausage inabun!
  • Got a chicken bun and two sesame balls to share with Em. I hope there’s red bean paste inside
  • looks like wifi on the subway is a Manhattan thing?
  • Waiting 10 mins at the penultimate stop because we’re early
  • nobody gets off, so I guess walking the last station would take longer than 10 mins
  • getting slightly wet on the way to the Aquarium, but I found it at first try PARTY
  • OCEAN!
  • Who cares about getting wet, when you’re at the ocean?
  • Note to self: maybe become a pirate because why would I be doing this, when I could be on a ship?!? πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ
  • not enough time allotted to put feet into the water πŸ˜”
  • apologies, lady of the Wind and the Sea
  • waited amidst 5 screaming classes/groups
  • why are children always screaming?
  • I understand the urge, tho
  • wtf dinosaur?
  • Getting antsy 3 mins after meeting time because I’m German but also there is no wifi and I cannot contact anybody
  • nein, es ist wirklich vΓΆllig normal 5-10 Minuten zu frΓΌh zu kommen
  • all groups vanish and blessed silence drizzles down with the rain
  • panic, as usual
  • arrival of Em, phew
  • forgot Miranda also joins us
  • yay for getting only 2 sesame balls *hangs head in embarrassment and shame*
  • we enter the aquarium accompanied by the screams of more children
  • FISH!
  • More fish, I am unhappy with the changing screens telling which fish are there
    • later found out you can swipe back and forth yourself for info
  • fish didn’t leave a lasting impression, I’m not much of a fish person
  • seals! Unable to pet πŸ˜”
  • also sea lions and what the difference is – we’re learning things today
  • shark place was cool, could have been serene but for the screaming
  • underwater tunnel was nice, can’t say why I liked the on in Malta better
  • also, there was no screaming in Malta, so that’s hard to compete with
  • tunnel to crawl “through” the tank
  • caused quite the hubbub because children saw us crawl through
  • maybe next time check if tunnel shenanigans are visible from outside
  • dallied to pout space between us and the children
  • kinda worked, the last tank (HUGE) was rather calm
  • unless the sea turtle made an appearance, all the screaming for sea turtle super star
  • taking pics

Me with my special friend the Mantis Shrimp 😊
  • lunch, surprisingly big servings for aquarium fare
  • ordered “Western” burger because I had no idea what that meant
    • turns out they stick onion rings into it
    • woah, I’m impressed – not
    • am full so it’s fine
  • next stop: JELLYFISHES!!!
  • ok ‘spineless’ section has more animals, but I’m here for jellyfish
  • so many jellyfish? PLEAD
  • So. Many. Jellyfish! CRY
  • I love jellyfish and EM and Miranda can look at the red octopus for forever if they want because I will just be over here with the jellyfish RELIEVED
  • likely cause of death: diving into the water to untangle the nettle jelly’s nettles. Gotta smooth them fronds
  • Horror Crab. 😱 (old man crab) (old man spider crab) *cries in horrified*
  • if this is where carcinisation goes? Count me out.
  • Just looking at those give me the heebie-jeebies
Old Man Spider Crab (scientific name, obviously)
  • back to jellyfish
  • world hard and cold, jellyfish soft and squishy
Jellyfish are perfect πŸ₯°
  • the sea lions were out in full force on our way back
  • TWO gift shops? πŸ‘€
  • too late for number two, we already shopped
  • the temptation to get ‘kraken’ themed merch *le sigh*
  • Em and Miranda scooting off for some pics with very specific benches
  • 4D Cinema like: put away anything you don’t want to get wet, argh, ma’am where do I go?
  • It was nice and I didn’t get wet
  • time for crab

My foot next to a horse crab I have been told is big
  • sun’s out, so beach time it is
  • yay for walking barefoot in the sand
  • more yay for walking barefoot in the ocean
  • note to self: no really, I need to be living by the ocean AT LEAST
    • now accepting applications for my pirate crew…
  • so nice to just sit in the sun
  • Em IDing birds, naturally
  • what do you mean I’m already at the height of Stillwater Ave?
  • Bouncing about my quarter a bit after arriving and ending up in a different place to savour dumplings
  • miss that the orders are called on by receipt numbers
  • figuring out before they throw my food away
  • nice dumplings 😊

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