On day 9 of Becky’s blue squares, it’s another trip to the aquarium.
For day 7 of Becky’s squares, we return to the Aquarium of Western Australia. There’ll be a few from here, as it’s a very blue view!
The Aquarium of Western Australia opened in 1988 under a different name. It features the largest underwater tunnel in Australia (Wikipedia) and a touch pool, where anyone who can reach in has the chance to feel a stingray, fish, starfish, or anything close enough. So, yes, I was back in Perth again and made a morning of it.
The cost of entry was quite high for adults ($30) and possibly making it a once-off event for me. I would definitely recommend it and had trouble picking out which photos to display. I also took a number of mini videos of jelly fish doing their thing, seahorses and many other underwater moments that I didn’t feel were captured by photos.
There is an old ship – the DUYFKEN, which I am not sure as to whether it is a recreation or restoration and you can take tours or just view it from the outdoor area. I believe diving and glass bottom boat rides are among the other activities offered at the AQWA.
The beach is nearby and there’s a large park out the front where you could have a picnic or run after the indoor event. The Aqwa is in Hillarys. We spent about 2 hours there and seemed to go very fast, as it was really visually beautiful and enjoyable.
Along Gantheaume Point, in Broome, the cliffs are red and spiky. More limestone, I think, for Becky’s squares.
Native to Western Australia, and for Cee’s FOTD.
They are named trigger plants because of their response to insects landing for pollen. A part of the plant shoots forward and slaps pollen on the back or legs of the insects.
Another in the extensive species, found in the Pilbara region. This one was in Karijini National Park and is for Cee’s FOTD.
Or adenanthos cygnorum, native to Western Australia, for Cee’s FOTD