This week, Juliette had to go to the orthodontist's to have her braces tightened up (the orthodontist was very impressed with how much progress there's been already) so we decided to make a day of it. After walking into town, we had a quick lunch at McDonald's then went to check out the animals at the visiting circus.
I always feel really sad for animals as big and majestic as these tigers in their tiny little cages.
They seemed quite restless and agitated, possibly because there was a show about to start.
The lion seemed much more content and chilled out than the tigers !
I thought he had a seriously saggy mummy tummy until I realised he had a mane so he was a male - maybe he's just got skinny?
Pierre's favourite moment (so far) was when the tiger decied to do a huge poo. This was trumped (no pun intended !) when the elephant kept doing huge farts that made his tail waft about ! Never work with children and animals !
We headed over to see the lone elephant, sharing his space with some totally unfazed alpacas and shetland ponies !
It was slightly startling to see that there was only a piece of wire marking the edge of his enclosure - he seemed to respect it though.
As well as delivering the aforemention trumps that had the Madhouse kids giggling their heads off, the elephant delighted us all by drinking out of his water butt with his trunk.
I attempted to get a film but my camera battery died. Sophie's will be better so check out her blog, Sophie's Bilingual World, in a couple of days.
We went and stroked the horses, donkeys and zebras.
And got up very close to some camels.
This one looked very cute and docile.
But most of the others had very foamy mouths - yuck !
The big white tiger had chilled out now and was contentedly licking his paws, just like a pet cat.
The orange tiger looked as if he was sadly peering out, wanting to get out of his cage.
Even the elephant looked sad.
Unlike Pierre !
Sophie was enjoying herself taking hundreds of photos, which I've no doubt she'll be adding to her blog very soon.
On the way home, we saw loads of jellyfish in the harbour.
Nothing particularly unusual but we'd never seen them coming to the surface and sucking in air or going to the harbour walls and eating seaweed (presumably).