Despite a chilly start, today was forecast for blue skies and sunshine and so mid-morning, the girls and I went for an outing to the Fremantle fishing boat harbour. Our first stop was the iconic Cicerello's, a new favourite spot of Grace's due to their three enormous fishtanks surrounding the eating area. Even Sophie seems to enjoy watching all the fish swimming around. While we were there too early today for fish and chips, we did enjoy a cup of tea and a babycino to warm us up before investigating all the marine life surrounding us. Much to Grace's delight, she found 'Nemo' and 'Dory' as well as a puffer fish hiding in the rocks. However, the firm favourite with her was definitely the huge octopus. She was intrigued by it and its suckers. I have to admit, I was fascinated myself when it made a dash from one end of the tank to the other in lightning speed. Who knew such a creature could move so fast?
Our outing provided lots of questions from my big girl. "Where do jellyfish sleep?" she asked. When I told her I assumed they just closed their eyes and continued floating around the ocean she seemed concerned. "But what about a cushion?" she said.
Grace was even allowed to 'pat' a baby shark and a 'Daddy' shark and got to hold a star fish. Such excitement for a three year old!
Afterwards, we walked around in the sunshine out on the board walk jetty, looking at the huge fishing boats and stopping to watch a cargo train as it passed by before heading home for lunch.
How have you spent your Wednesday?