we took the grandchildren to The Shaw Discovery Centre in Sidney.
I am not sure who had the most fun...the adults or the wee ones!
Aquatic life viewed from beneath the sea.
Mira loves looking into the tanks...
Silver salmon swimming...
Colourful fish and graceful anemones.
So much beauty abounds under the sea...
The centre has a "hands on" open area
where we washed our hands and were permitted to use a baby finger to gently touch the sea life...
the children were fascinated by this opportunity and spent a large portion of our visit at this tactile area of the centre.
The Shaw Centre is a popular venue for school field trips.
The last year that I was working in the school
we took a small group of our special needs students for a visit.
The children had a wonderful time
were visually stimulated
with various activities
that held their attention and they were fully engaged.
It was fun to see how happy and enthusiastic they were during the visit.
It's also a fun place to take family.
Parks, the seashore, museums, libraries, recreation and activity centres
provide hours of fun and they are not just for kids!
This beautiful tray caught my eye and was purchased recently...
at a local gift shop on sale at half price!
It works well on the boat or at the cottage.
Here is a snapshot from the archives...
taken at Sidney Spit Marine Park on one of our summer visits.
Our family love the sea, enjoy cottage life and boating...
I met my husband many years ago while boating
I was just 15 !
so this love of ocean and marine life has deep roots and it keeps us connected.
We feel very fortunate to live so close to the Salish Sea.
Do you love the sea?
I must close for now and get some work done here in The Humble Bungalow!
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~