We bought fishing nets and went scrambling through rock pools looking at fish and crabs, and collecting shells.
They were thrilled to spot a little fish, about to be rescued by the returning tide, and crabs both alive, and also dismembered by seagulls! They poked at dead jelly fish and collected loads of shells.
What is it with little boys and dead things?
The kids LOVED the rock pools! And we loevd taking them to play on them. This is the kind of stuff I've always wanted to do with my kids.
After that we crossed the island again and headed for the Sea Zoo. I must have been here a dozen or more times as a kid and I'm happy to say its every bit as good as I remember it. If you ever come to Angelsey you need to visit this place. It's amazing for people of any age. There's a lovely cafe, and a play ground for the kids too.
The kids loved seeing the local sea life like cray fish and lobsters but they were most impressed by the sea bass because we saw them betting fed buckets full of tiny squid! The fish went into a frenzy, zipping about all over the place! Georgie loved looking at the crabs and had so much fun in the areas we could let him out of the pushchair and let him get right up close to the tanks. When we came out it had been raining again but we'd missed it and the sky was almost totally clear again - I can't believe how lucky we've been with the weather! They had a mental hour on the playground burning off excess energy before we piled back into the car.
Next we went in search of my favourite beach from childhood, one I've never been able to find since I was about 14. It's always felt like a wonderful and romantic place to me. It's the beach I was hoping to have for our engagement but couldn't quite find. But this time we found it! Almost by accident! And only 2 minutes away from (the almost as perfect) place he actually did pop the question.
It was still beautiful and unspoiled! Jack & Tom played in the sea while Georgie tried his best to eat the whole beach (when will that boy learn to stop eating sand??). I could have stayed there all evening but it was well past tea time so we headed back to the Little Purple House via Mc Donald's.
Tonight it our last night. But we have more fun planned for tomorrow!