Darrell and Nigel both agreed that the Sea Life Centre in Weymouth was most amazing and great! They took so many pictures it was hard to know which ones to select to show you.
Darrell mused and noted that it was as if Nigel had finally found his spiritual home and was so full of awe and wonder it bought tears to Darrell’s eyes.
The gentle grace of the rays had Nigel spell bound …..
…… and when they came up to take a look at him it was almost too much ……
…. and it was all Darrell could do to grasp onto Nigels shirt tail with a vice like grip as Nigel was transfixed and kept uttering in a strange monotone voice that they were beckoning him to join them!
Darrell also had a hypnotic type moment of a Derek Acorah type nature with the octopus….. “All those
testimonials testicles tentacles made me feel all goose bumpy” he said “….. but I just couldn’t look away from them!”
While Darrell and Nigel were inside the various hubs touching the rays etc. was definatley not permitted …..
…… but outside there were rock pools where Darrell and Nigel were actively encouraged to touch the creatures …..
Needless to say Nigel touched and conversed with EVERYTHING, all the crabs, anemones, urchins etc. and once again poor Darrell was emotionally rung out by Nigel’s touching empathy, gentleness and oneness with the creatures …….
…… even down to Nigel’s refusal to partake in a iced chocolate shortbread lobster in the cafe, at the end of their trip, ……which he muttered in disgust (Darrell thinks) as being “Tantamount to an act of cannibalism and nothing fishy will ever touch my lips again” What is he like??