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In 1977 we hired our first narrowboat from Anglo Welsh at Market Harborough.From that moment our destiny was set. In 2006 we finally purchased our own brand new 57' narrowboat which we named 'Free Spirit'. Our aim is to travel the length and breadth of all the navigable rivers and canals of the UK. This will be our story as it unfolds.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Arrived home with sanity intact!

What can I say about Twycross zoo. Small but full of character and the added bonus of the dinosaurs exhibit roaring away in the distance threatening to  frighten all the little children. The various animal houses and enclosures were well thought out and if you like primates this is a must for a visit. Josh (our grandson ) was an absolute delight pulling me in all directions, especially at the dinosaur exhibits. The entrance fee for Christine, Josh and myself came to £42 which I thought was pretty good considering the amount of animals to see. The only downside to the visit today was the rain. After a dry start this morning the deluge started around 1 pm. Thankfully we had already visited all the dinosaurs, had a train journey round part of the zoo and enjoyed a good lunch right by the snow leopard enclosure. Shame it never made an appearance. Maybe the dull weather put it off. One thing I loved and thought how clever the designers had been was the leaf cutter ants making there way right through the ladies loo. Didn't have to worry about the kids washing their hands as the ants kept them amused while they washed them. In fact we had trouble getting Josh to leave. With the heavens opening the animals like the meerkats, monkeys, dingos, tapirs etc, all made a hasty retreat inside which was a great shame. A lot of the public also made a hasty departure but as I wanted to see everything on offer, I dragged Christine and Josh around in the pouring rain. Josh kept complaining bitterly of getting wetter and wetter and he didn't like it. Sorry Josh but nana just had to see it all!

This was at the entrance. Wish I could have shown you what it really looked like but the glass spoilt the photo

In the ladies loo

Village Weaver bird

Zebra finch

Hummm a juicy cranefly

Java sparrow

Turquoisine Parrot

Bengalese Finch


Prairie dog

Having a scrap

Amur leopard

Blue Quail


Red Crested Turaco


Not quite as large as a gorilla


On it's nest

Dozy Orangutang

And baby


Another specious of Cormorant



1 comment:

Kevin said...

WOW didn't Nana have a busy day :) LOL

We're glad you enjoyed Twycross, it is a great place, and well worth the entrance fee given the work they do.

Kevin xx & Harry xx

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