You have to see the next two photos near each other. The top was was taken last night at high tide. You can see the boat on the dock.
This one was taken about an hour after low tide the next day. Talk about extreme tides!
We started the day by walking to town to the farmers market. We bought some bread and dropped it back with Dad. B, Mom and I headed to Hunstman Marine Center and learned about the local sea life.
We saw seahorse and salmon being fed.
These were 6 month old lined seahorses. This species is in 4H Marine Ecology.
The touch pool was amazing! It was huge and full of fun critters. I was partial to the very large scallops.
We zipped outside to see the seals feed and play. This is Loki. His father Snorkel was also in the water.
There was a huge school group visiting as weak and they were very loud so we retreated to the little kids area and pretending to be lobster fisherman caught in a fog.
Back to the touch pools for a while.
This sea star was as big as my head!
We also did a behind the scenes tour and learned about the inner workings of the aquarium.
We had to wear silly boots. It was really hard to walk in them and I kept stumbling.
We saw zooplankton under the microscopes.
And even got to see the secret window to the seal tank! I watched a long time!
We learned how the water filters work and where the sea water comes in and about the process to make it safe to use in the tanks.
We saw the trading pool. These critters will get traded with another aquarium in the future.
Next we visited the St. Andrews Block House. The blockhouse was a military structure made to help guard the coast of Canada from the US during the War of 1812. These holes were used to shoot muskets out of.
We learned about the 18 pound cannons! They could shoot all the way to Navy Island.
There was even a mini cannon on the 2nd floor.
After that we stretched our legs at the playground. The town had an amazing community playground attached to the elementary school.
We ended the day at Wild Salmon Nature Center. It was closed for the season still but they let us in and allowed us to watch s a few videos and see the salmon.
We hiked a trail at the center and learned about catch and release atlantic salmon fishing. Atlantic Salmon is only farm raised now and not legal to catch in the wild.