Christmas was the usual combination of family, presents, and too much food.
After a day or two of recovery, we headed off for the Melbourne Aquarium yesterday. So did half the city, apparently. It was crowded — perhaps too crowded to be really enjoyable, in fact.
But it was spectacular, particularly the “Fish Bowl” and Oceanarium.
I hadn’t been before, and enjoyed the exhibits that weren’t overrun with crowds. I was a little surprised there was no ban on flash photography, something regularly contravened at the Penguin Parade, leading to a total ban on photography there. Maybe fish and other sea-creatures aren’t sensitive to flashes of light like penguins are?
All in all, very enjoyable. Try not to go in school holidays though.
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